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Saudi journalist tortured to death in prison

Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention, the New Khaleej reported yesterday. Reporting human rights sources, the news site said that Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saud

New York calls for Monsanto’s 'toxic' pesticides to be banned from city parks

Two New York City council members have introduced legislation that would ban the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides and other toxic pesticides in parks and other public spaces. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New York calls for Monsanto’s 'toxic' pesticides to be banned from city parks

Two New York City council members have introduced legislation that would ban the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides and other toxic pesticides in parks and other public spaces. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian fuel embargo could lead to collapse of Ukraine’s economy, oil major warns

Russia’s ban on exports of oil and petroleum products to Ukraine in response to Kiev’s latest sanctions could be a catastrophic blow to Ukraine’s economy, according to one of the leading Ukrainian oil refiners. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian fuel embargo could lead to collapse of Ukraine’s economy, oil major warns

Russia’s ban on exports of oil and petroleum products to Ukraine in response to Kiev’s latest sanctions could be a catastrophic blow to Ukraine’s economy, according to one of the leading Ukrainian oil refiners. Read Full Article at RT.com

Carl's Jr. to test a CBD-infused burger

On April 20 (4/20, duh), Carl's Jr. will sell a cannabidiol (CBD)-infused burger at one of their Denver, Colorado locations. It's called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight.
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Carl's Jr. to test a CBD-infused burger

On April 20 (4/20, duh), Carl's Jr. will sell a cannabidiol (CBD)-infused burger at one of their Denver, Colorado locations. It's called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight.

Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from buildi
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Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from building their own broadband networks—even if the local ISP refuses to provide service.

Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted company and drove it into bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime Chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments, and former directors including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, accusing them of allowing the retailer to be looted of billions of dollars before its October 2018 bank
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Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted company and drove it into bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime Chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments, and former directors including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, accusing them of allowing the retailer to be looted of billions of dollars before its October 2018 bankruptcy.

North Korea says it tested a new weapon but won't say what it was

North Korea is flexing its muscles. On Thursday, the nation announced that it had test-launched a new “tactical guided weapon” — but kept the details vague. The weapon is unlikely to be a long-range ballistic missile that could jeopardize peace talks,
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North Korea says it tested a new weapon but won't say what it was

North Korea is flexing its muscles. On Thursday, the nation announced that it had test-launched a new “tactical guided weapon” — but kept the details vague. The weapon is unlikely to be a long-range ballistic missile that could jeopardize peace talks, according to the Associated Press. Rather, given the fact that the announcement came with new demands for ongoing negotiations with the U.S., the tests were likely intended as a display of military strength.

Luxury Car-Sharing Service Hacked; 100 Mercedes Stolen With «Many Used To Commit Crimes»

The car-sharing service Share Now (formerly car2go) has been hacked in Chicago, and as many as 100 Mercedes Benz and other high-end cars are missing or stolen. According to CBS Chicago's Brad Edwards, «many are being used to commit crimes.» Author
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Luxury Car-Sharing Service Hacked; 100 Mercedes Stolen With «Many Used To Commit Crimes»

The car-sharing service Share Now (formerly car2go) has been hacked in Chicago, and as many as 100 Mercedes Benz and other high-end cars are missing or stolen. According to CBS Chicago's Brad Edwards, «many are being used to commit crimes.» Authorities have arrested 12 individuals in connection with the hack.

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts. Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Busine
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Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts. Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was «unintentionally uploaded to Facebook,» and it is now deleting them.

The Ecuadorean Authorities Have No Reason to Detain Free Software Developer Ola Bini

Hours after the ejection of Julian Assange from the London Ecuadorean embassy last week, police officers in Ecuador detained the Swedish citizen and open source developer Ola Bini. They seized him as he prepared to travel from his home in Quito to Japan, c
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The Ecuadorean Authorities Have No Reason to Detain Free Software Developer Ola Bini

Hours after the ejection of Julian Assange from the London Ecuadorean embassy last week, police officers in Ecuador detained the Swedish citizen and open source developer Ola Bini. They seized him as he prepared to travel from his home in Quito to Japan, claiming that he was attempting to flee the country in the wake of Assange’s arrest. Bini had, in fact, booked the vacation long ago, and had publicly mentioned it on his Twitter account before Assange was arrested.

Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange's Arrest

The government of Ecuador claims that the country has come under a broad and concerted cyber attack, with approximately 40 million attempts to compromise web portals connected to public institutions ever since the controversial decision to allow UK police t
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Ecuador Has Been Hit by 40 Million Cyber Attacks Since Assange's Arrest

The government of Ecuador claims that the country has come under a broad and concerted cyber attack, with approximately 40 million attempts to compromise web portals connected to public institutions ever since the controversial decision to allow UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their London Embassy.

Harvey Weinstein's Attorney Accused of Sex Trafficking Kids for Jeffery Epstein

Alan Dershowitz is a prominent attorney in the United States with a history of representing both accused and convicted wealthy sex offenders. Some of his high-profile cases include defending convicted billionaire pedophile, Jeffery Epstein and accused Hollywo
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Harvey Weinstein's Attorney Accused of Sex Trafficking Kids for Jeffery Epstein

Alan Dershowitz is a prominent attorney in the United States with a history of representing both accused and convicted wealthy sex offenders. Some of his high-profile cases include defending convicted billionaire pedophile, Jeffery Epstein and accused Hollywood rapist, Harvey Weinstein. Dershowitz was a member of Epstein’s legal defense team when he was given a sweetheart deal by then U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta—now Trump’s Labor Secretary—and sentenced to just 13 months in work release despite the mountain of evidence against him.

Secret IDB Proposal Would Give $48 Billion Infusion to Boost Venezuela’s Economy — But Only After Regime Change

THE INTER-AMERICAN Development Bank is quietly circulating an analysis that foresees an up to $48 billion infusion of capital into the Venezuelan economy should President Nicolás Maduro be removed from office. A pair of confidential documents, both called
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Secret IDB Proposal Would Give $48 Billion Infusion to Boost Venezuela’s Economy — But Only After Regime Change

THE INTER-AMERICAN Development Bank is quietly circulating an analysis that foresees an up to $48 billion infusion of capital into the Venezuelan economy should President Nicolás Maduro be removed from office. A pair of confidential documents, both called “Venezuela: Challenges and Opportunities,” outlines a four-year plan to open the country’s beleaguered economy to foreign corporations through privatization, structural reforms, and public-private partnerships.

All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road

Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road

Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum. Read Full Article at RT.com

BRICS bank to invest in infrastructure projects in Brazil

Investment worth $621 million will be provided by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to Brazil, according to the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Read Full Article at RT.com
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BRICS bank to invest in infrastructure projects in Brazil

Investment worth $621 million will be provided by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to Brazil, according to the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Read Full Article at RT.com

COURT DOCS: Prosecutors Ask To Present Evidence That NXIVM Sex Cult Leaders Illegally Bundled Money For Hillary Clinton Campaign

Prosecutors have asked to present evidence in the NXIVM sex cult racketeering trial showing that NXIVM leaders including Nancy Salzman and Clare Bronfman illegally bundled money for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign by compelling members to donat
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COURT DOCS: Prosecutors Ask To Present Evidence That NXIVM Sex Cult Leaders Illegally Bundled Money For Hillary Clinton Campaign

Prosecutors have asked to present evidence in the NXIVM sex cult racketeering trial showing that NXIVM leaders including Nancy Salzman and Clare Bronfman illegally bundled money for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign by compelling members to donate to Clinton and then reimbursing the members.

Yale Scientists Kept Decapitated Pigs’ Brains Alive for 36 Hours

In March 2018, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan shared a remarkable bit of news with his peers at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting: he was able to keep pigs’ brains “alive” outside their bodies for up to 36 hours.
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Yale Scientists Kept Decapitated Pigs’ Brains Alive for 36 Hours

In March 2018, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan shared a remarkable bit of news with his peers at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting: he was able to keep pigs’ brains “alive” outside their bodies for up to 36 hours.

San Francisco, Los Angeles And Seattle: 3 Formerly Beautiful West Coast Cities Have Literally Been Transformed Into Hellholes

Once upon a time, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle were three of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet.  I know that this is hard to imagine today, but there was a time when millions of people eagerly moved out to the west coast for a better q
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San Francisco, Los Angeles And Seattle: 3 Formerly Beautiful West Coast Cities Have Literally Been Transformed Into Hellholes

Once upon a time, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle were three of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet.  I know that this is hard to imagine today, but there was a time when millions of people eagerly moved out to the west coast for a better quality of life.  Sadly, the reverse is true today.  Millions of people are moving away from our major cities on the west coast because of the hellholes that they have become. 

Facebook working on creepy new voice assistant nobody wants or needs

Just what we needed, said exactly no one. Since early 2018, Facebook's artificial intelligence team has been developing an AI voice assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, reports Salvador Rodriguez of CNBC/NBC News.
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Facebook working on creepy new voice assistant nobody wants or needs

Just what we needed, said exactly no one. Since early 2018, Facebook's artificial intelligence team has been developing an AI voice assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, reports Salvador Rodriguez of CNBC/NBC News.

Iran's Parliament Passes Vote Declaring US Central Command A «Terror Organization»

Following Monday's formal US listing of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, or FTO, Iran was quick to hit back as previously promised.
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Iran's Parliament Passes Vote Declaring US Central Command A «Terror Organization»

Following Monday's formal US listing of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, or FTO, Iran was quick to hit back as previously promised.

The Pentagon’s Bookkeeping Is ATROCIOUS: The Books Are Wrong On EVERYTHING

The Department of Defense is the world’s worst bookkeeper. The books are so atrocious that they are wrong about everything and it’s impossible to detect just how bad the fraud and corruption that runs rampant through the Pentagon has become.
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The Pentagon’s Bookkeeping Is ATROCIOUS: The Books Are Wrong On EVERYTHING

The Department of Defense is the world’s worst bookkeeper. The books are so atrocious that they are wrong about everything and it’s impossible to detect just how bad the fraud and corruption that runs rampant through the Pentagon has become.

Peru's ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

Peru's former President Alan García has shot himself as police came to arrest him. Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the capital, Lima, said he was in surgery where he was being treated for «a bullet wound to his head». Mr García is accused of taking b
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Peru's ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

Peru's former President Alan García has shot himself as police came to arrest him. Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the capital, Lima, said he was in surgery where he was being treated for «a bullet wound to his head». Mr García is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - claims he has repeatedly denied.

Motel 6 To Pay Out Another $12 Million For Handing Guest Info To ICE

A handful of Motel 6 owners and operators suddenly decided the best use of their guest info was as fodder for law enforcement agencies. In Connecticut, a Motel 6 just decided to start faxing its guest list over to the local cop shop every night. After this
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Motel 6 To Pay Out Another $12 Million For Handing Guest Info To ICE

A handful of Motel 6 owners and operators suddenly decided the best use of their guest info was as fodder for law enforcement agencies. In Connecticut, a Motel 6 just decided to start faxing its guest list over to the local cop shop every night. After this questionable practice was made public, the PD announced it never asked for this info and was going to route it right into the shredder going forward.

Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme

Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme, a confidential internal report seen by the Guardian says. The bank admits th
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Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme

Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme, a confidential internal report seen by the Guardian says. The bank admits there is a high risk that regulators in the US and UK will take “significant disciplinary action” against it. Deutsche concedes that the scandal has hurt its “global brand” – and is likely to cause “client attrition”, loss of investor confidence and a decline in its market value.

Former Peruvian President Dies In Hospital After Shooting Himself During Police Raid

Local media reports say he has survived the wound, and is undergoing surgery for «a bullet wound to his head» in Lima while in a coma. The 69-year old García served as president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011, but was recently caug
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Former Peruvian President Dies In Hospital After Shooting Himself During Police Raid

Local media reports say he has survived the wound, and is undergoing surgery for «a bullet wound to his head» in Lima while in a coma. The 69-year old García served as president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011, but was recently caught up in the massive bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht — a conglomerate most recently known for constructing venues for the 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup in its home country.

India's Jet Airways to suspend all operations after banks reject funding request

One of India's major airlines, Jet Airways, has announced it is temporarily halting flight operations on Wednesday after the carrier failed to secure the “critical interim funding” necessary for the company to remain afloat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India's Jet Airways to suspend all operations after banks reject funding request

One of India's major airlines, Jet Airways, has announced it is temporarily halting flight operations on Wednesday after the carrier failed to secure the “critical interim funding” necessary for the company to remain afloat. Read Full Article at RT.com

Switzerland backs China’s new Silk Road as Western allies twiddle their thumbs

Switzerland has become the fourth European country to join China’s ambitious global trade infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Switzerland backs China’s new Silk Road as Western allies twiddle their thumbs

Switzerland has become the fourth European country to join China’s ambitious global trade infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Read Full Article at RT.com

Nuts, ketchup & bicycle pedals: EU targets US goods with retaliatory sanctions

The EU has unveiled a wide-ranging list of US imports worth $20 billion which it could target in retaliation for a subsidy battle between rival European and American planemakers, Airbus and Boeing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nuts, ketchup & bicycle pedals: EU targets US goods with retaliatory sanctions

The EU has unveiled a wide-ranging list of US imports worth $20 billion which it could target in retaliation for a subsidy battle between rival European and American planemakers, Airbus and Boeing. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia becoming a leading world food supplier – Agriculture Ministry

Russia will soon become one of the world’s 10 leading exporters of agricultural products in the near future, according to Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia becoming a leading world food supplier – Agriculture Ministry

Russia will soon become one of the world’s 10 leading exporters of agricultural products in the near future, according to Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s aluminum giant RUSAL makes first US investment since sanctions lifted

Russian aluminum major RUSAL said it is teaming up with US manufacturer Braidy Industries to build a mill in Kentucky. It will invest $200 million and assume a 40 percent ownership stake in the mill in return. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s aluminum giant RUSAL makes first US investment since sanctions lifted

Russian aluminum major RUSAL said it is teaming up with US manufacturer Braidy Industries to build a mill in Kentucky. It will invest $200 million and assume a 40 percent ownership stake in the mill in return. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU to use ‘all means’ necessary to defend its firms in Cuba against US lawsuits

Brussels is ready to stand by its companies and launch a WTO case should Washington enact a law allowing US citizens to sue foreign firms doing business in Cuba. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU to use ‘all means’ necessary to defend its firms in Cuba against US lawsuits

Brussels is ready to stand by its companies and launch a WTO case should Washington enact a law allowing US citizens to sue foreign firms doing business in Cuba. Read Full Article at RT.com

Homeland Security is reportedly considering labeling fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

The drug's high toxicity and increasing availability are «attractive» to potential adversaries «seeking nonconventional materials for a chemical attack,» James McDonnell, an assistant secretary at DHS, wrote in the memo, according to T
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Homeland Security is reportedly considering labeling fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

The drug's high toxicity and increasing availability are «attractive» to potential adversaries «seeking nonconventional materials for a chemical attack,» James McDonnell, an assistant secretary at DHS, wrote in the memo, according to Task & Purpose. McDonnell wrote that «as little as» 2 to 3 milligrams of fentanyl can induce respiratory depression, respiratory arrest and possibly death.

Unsealed Affidavit Tries To Put WikiLeaks In Cahoots With The Taliban, Bin Laden

On Monday a federal judge in Virginia unsealed the original 2017 affidavit and criminal complaint on which Assange's extradition request to the US is based, offering new details including chat logs between Assange and former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea
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Unsealed Affidavit Tries To Put WikiLeaks In Cahoots With The Taliban, Bin Laden

On Monday a federal judge in Virginia unsealed the original 2017 affidavit and criminal complaint on which Assange's extradition request to the US is based, offering new details including chat logs between Assange and former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning, which attempt to support a single count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” which may or may not have succeeded.

US to allow lawsuits over Cuba property confiscation: Official

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, United StatesPresident Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign companies that have benefited from Cuba's seizure of American companies after the 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said on Tuesda
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US to allow lawsuits over Cuba property confiscation: Official

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, United StatesPresident Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign companies that have benefited from Cuba's seizure of American companies after the 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two decades of US policy on Cuba.

Your kid's «smart watch» lets anyone in the world trace their location. Again.

Back in 2017, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a damning report on the privacy leaks from kids' «smart watches,» a parade of horrors that included allowing unauthorized third parties to trace your kid's location, and also to covertly eave
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Your kid's «smart watch» lets anyone in the world trace their location. Again.

Back in 2017, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a damning report on the privacy leaks from kids' «smart watches,» a parade of horrors that included allowing unauthorized third parties to trace your kid's location, and also to covertly eavesdrop through the watches' microphones and bark creepy orders at them through their speakers.

REVEALED: We Found Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Secret Charity

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have stopped trumpeting his million-dollar donations to charities in light of accusations he molested dozens of underage girls. But he continues to quietly distribute his wealth—including to the nonprofits of Dee
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REVEALED: We Found Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Secret Charity

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have stopped trumpeting his million-dollar donations to charities in light of accusations he molested dozens of underage girls. But he continues to quietly distribute his wealth—including to the nonprofits of Deepak Chopra, Elton John and a doctor linked to President Trump—through a shadowy private foundation called “Gratitude America, Ltd.,” The Daily Beast has learned.

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