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Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria’s Secret catalog.
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Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets. “I don’t think we’re having a recession,” Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from his New Jersey golf club. “We’re doing tremendously well. Our consumers are rich. I gave a tremendous tax cut and they’re loaded up with money.”

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The real Brian Banks speaks out on prison injustice, reform

When Brian Banks’ home was a prison cell due to a crime he didn’t commit, he never imagined he would be the subject of a film. He was only concerned with clearing his name and regaining his freedom. Now, seven years after he was exonerated after a high school classmate recanted a rape allegation, Banks hopes the film detailing his fight for justice helps move along reform.
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Energized liberals fear Warren, Sanders can’t beat Trump

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

They want fundamental change: single-payer health care, debt-free college, environmental protections and the end of big money in politics. But as liberal voters size up the two leading candidates running on those values – Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – one question is impossible to avoid: Can either one beat President Donald Trump?