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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Steps Down Amid Epstein Furor

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Steps Down Amid Epstein Furor

(CNN) — President Donald Trump has announced Friday that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned, a move that comes after furor over a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta has been under renewed scrutiny over his previous role as the US attorney in Miami, during which he negotiated a 2008 plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a…MORE

Trump expected to announce executive action on census

Trump expected to announce executive action on census

One official said the action is expected to address the citizenship question that’s captured his attention. Trump tweeted Thursday morning he would be holding a press conference in the Rose Garden in the afternoon about “the census and citizenship.”MORE

Trump defends Acosta but will look ‘closely’ at Epstein deal

Trump defends Acosta but will look ‘closely’ at Epstein deal

President Donald Trump says he’ll be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also seemed to stand by his Cabinet official, praising Acosta’s performance on the job and saying he felt “very badly” for him.MORE

Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

The 66-year-old hedge fund manager who once socialized with some of the world’s most powerful people was charged in a newly unsealed federal indictment with sex trafficking and conspiracy during the early 2000s. He could get up to 45 years in prison if convicted.MORE

Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’

Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’

Not since 1951, when President Harry Truman spoke before a large gathering on the Washington Monument grounds to mark the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, has a commander in chief made an Independence Day speech to a sizable crowd on the Mall.MORE

Border Patrol head condemns agents’ offensive Facebook posts

Border Patrol head condemns agents’ offensive Facebook posts

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents.MORE

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