Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged accomplice in sex trafficking?

The arrest of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell by the FBI on Thursday marks a new twist in the saga of the late sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his connections to members of the upper echelons of global power. Maxwell was taken into custody without incident in New Hampshire. She is charged with facilitating Epstein’s procurement and abuse of underage girls. Her trial could shed light on accusations that have linked Epstein to well-known figures in the political, academic and social worlds. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Washington governor orders businesses not to serve customers who don’t wear masks

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to a crowd of tech leaders before the 2018 GeekWire Gala. (GeekWire Photo / Dan Delong) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered businesses not to serve customers who don’t wear masks Thursday in response to rising coronavirus cases around the state. The emergency order expands rules established for Yakima County, a hotspot for the virus. Inslee’s order also blocks counties from entering the next phase of re-opening. Confirmed COVID-19 cases have been rising in Washington over the past two weeks, returning to peak levels reported in April. More than 34,000 Washington residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 1,300 have died from complications associated with… Read More

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Belgium Confronts Its Colonial Past In The Wake Of Floyd’s Death

Watch Video The global protests for racial equity triggered by George Floyd’s killing have prompted many European countries to reassess how they view their colonial past. In Belgium, which colonized Congo for decades, calls are growing to remove all statues of King Leopold II and change street names bearing his name. The former ruler is blamed for the death and mutilation of millions of people there in the late 19th century. “Having statues in public space that are of a person that has murdered over 10 to 15 million people, it’s already showing how we glorify, how we normalize racism in the Belgian context. And it means that these Black… Read More

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A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates (FB)

A Facebook recruiter and two rejected job applicants filed a complaint Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the company of discriminating against Black workers, as first reported by The Washington Post. The three workers, all of whom are Black, alleged that Facebook has a pattern of “racial discrimination in hiring, evaluations, promotions, and pay” for Black employees and job applicants. “There may be Black Lives Matter posters on Facebook’s walls, but Black workers don’t see that phrase reflecting how they are treated in Facebook’s own workplace,” the complaint says. Facebook has faced accusations about racism within its walls previously, including from a Black former executive, anonymous Black employees,… Read More

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