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Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein’s prison guards point the blame at the system

Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein’s prison guards point the blame at the system

Attorneys for the two prison guards charged Tuesday in relation to Jeffrey Epstein’s death have sought to shift blame from their clients to broader problems with the prison. Jason E. Foy, an attorney for prison guard Tova Noel, released a statement Wednesday that did not directly challenge the indictment’s allegations that Noel and Michael Thomas…MORE

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez hit with more charges in alleged sex assault case

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez hit with more charges in alleged sex assault case

Felipe Vázquez, the Pittsburgh Pirates closer facing allegations of statutory sexual assault and other crimes, was hit with 21 additional charges Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The All-Star pitcher is now facing 10 additional counts of unlawful contact with a minor, 10 child pornography counts and one additional count…MORE

Former LSU student gets 5 years for the hazing death of a fraternity pledge

Former LSU student gets 5 years for the hazing death of a fraternity pledge

A former Louisiana State University student was sentenced to five years in prison in the 2017 hazing death of 18-year-old fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver, a court official told CNN. Matthew Naquin, 21, who was found guilty of negligent homicide earlier this year, will likely serve only two and a half years because the judge suspended…MORE

7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will take his last lap in 2020

7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will take his last lap in 2020

NASCAR is losing a 7-time champion and sport favorite after the 2020 season. In a video released on his official Twitter account, Jimmie Johnson has announced that next season will be his last behind the wheel of his famed No. 48 car. “I’m so thankful for 18 incredible years of racing in NASCAR. The sport…MORE

Why one group is paying $2.1 million to free about 200 detained immigrants

Why one group is paying $2.1 million to free about 200 detained immigrants

An advocacy group says it’s paying $2.1 million so ICE will release some 200 detained immigrants in 20 states. The Texas-based nonprofit known as RAICES says it teamed up with a network of organizations and volunteers to make bond payments across the United States on Wednesday. Their aim: bringing more attention to the large number…MORE

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