Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

In this courtroom artist’s sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, left, listens as accuser Annie Farmer, second from right, speaks during a bail hearing in federal court, Monday, July 15, 2019 in New York. Farmer says she was 16 when she “had the misfortune” of meeting Epstein and later went to spend time with him in New Mexico. Accuser Courtney Wild, right, said in the hearing that she was abused by the wealthy financier in Palm Beach, Florida, starting at age 14. Epstein’s lawyers want him released on house arrest to his Manhattan home while he awaits trial. (Elizabeth Williams via AP) Elizabeth Williams FILE – This July 25, 2013, file image… Read More

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Trump asked ‘Where is that?’ when a Rohingya refugee asked him if he was doing anything to stop the genocide in Myanmar

On Wednesday, Trump met with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran, and Myanmar. In a clip that’s circulating online, a Rohingya refugee asked Trump what he planned to do about the genocide in Myanmar. Trump responded: “Where is that?” A man next to Trump said that it’s next to Burma, which is incorrect. Myanmar used to be referred to as Burma. Since 2017, over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, according to the Human Rights Watch. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump met with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran, and Myanmar. In a… Read More

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KKR is creating a new role overseeing its data strategy as private equity giants bet high-tech analysis will give them an investing edge

Private equity giant KKR has hired Emilia Sherifova, the top technology officer at Northwestern Mutual, to develop a data-driven approach she says will play a “central role” in KKR’s next stage of evolution. Private equity executives are seeing data strategy as a way to analyze investments and juice returns. Blackstone said last February it had created a data platform to support decision-making. Matt Katz, hired from Point72 Asset Management in 2015, heads up data scientists who work with the firm’s dealmakers. Data insights help create opportunities and avoid mistakes, said Patrick Davitt, an analyst at Autonomous Research who covers KKR. Private equity giant KKR has hired Northwestern Mutual’s chief technology… Read More

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An inside look at the real estate Tiger Woods has been connected to, from a private island in Sweden to a $54 million mansion in one of America’s wealthiest ZIP codes

Tiger Woods had a net worth of $800 million as of 2018, according to Forbes. While his name has been connected to a private island in Sweden and a $54 million mansion in one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the country, not much is known about his personal real-estate investments. His real-estate related business ventures include investing in a private resort in the Bahamas and a restaurant in Florida. Business Insider rounded up three residential properties with direct ties to Woods. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Along with his many PGA Tour wins, golf legend Tiger Woods has also accumulated an impressive fortune: In 2018, Forbes estimated… Read More

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9 times Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Trump, Republicans, and Democrats on Twitter

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has a social media presence unlike many politicians. She has nearly 5 million Twitter followers and is well-known for her clever comebacks. AOC has clapped back at President Trump, the GOP, and Democrats. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Nearly 5 million people follow Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) on Twitter. She’s known for her large social media presence and clever comebacks. Here are 9 times Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Trump, Republicans, and Democrats on Twitter 1. President Trump criticized four freshmen congresswomen on Twitter. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was quick to fire back at Trump with a series of tweets. 2.… Read More

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A huge majority of Americans want a $15 minimum wage, but they waver after hearing its economic impact

An overwhelming majority of respondents in a new INSIDER poll indicated they would support a $15 minimum wage, highlighting how a progressive priority has gained support across the ideological spectrum. But support declined markedly among self-identified Democrats and self-identified Republicans when they were told of a possible impact on the American economy. In other words, Americans are largely comfortable with sweeping ideas like $15 minimum wage or “Medicare-for-All” that could improve their lives — but they start to waver when they understand some of its possible trade-offs. The federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 and it hasn’t been raised in a decade. Last month marked the longest period in American… Read More

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With no single Democratic candidate to attack, Trump is making the first part of his 2020 campaign all about ‘the Squad’

President Donald Trump has too many 2020 Democratic candidates to choose from, so he’s focusing his early campaign attacks on “the Squad.” “The Squad” is the nickname for four progressive lawmakers whom Trump recently attacked in racist tweets: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The freshman Democrats have emerged as primary targets of conservative media and Republicans, who are painting them as the new face of the Democratic party. Prior to Trump’s racist tweets, “the Squad” was also at the center of Democratic infighting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As a key part of his 2020 campaign… Read More

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The new trailer for It: Chapter Two gets intense fast

Photo: New Line Cinema A new trailer for Andy Muschietti’s upcoming horror film It: Chapter Two has arrived, and unlike the first trailer, which focused mostly on a slow, increasingly uncomfortable confrontation, the new one ramps up the pace, intensity, and reveals. It: Chapter Two continues with the second half of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It, an 1,169-page monster of a book that covers two periods in the lives of a handful of people from one of King’s favorite fictional settings: Derry, Maine. Muschietti’s 2017 hit It walked through the first half, where seven Derry kids become aware of a terrible monster preying on the people of their town, and… Read More

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Dog the Bounty Hunter: Is He Going to Be OK After Wife’s Tragic Death?

On June 26th, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman became a widower when his wife, Beth, passed away after battling cancer. And understandably, he’s having a tough time dealing with that huge loss. Dog has made many public statements admitting how much he’s struggling, each more heartbreaking than the last. Last weekend, a memorial service was held for Beth in Colorado — it was open to anyone and everyone who wanted to remember her, so several people were there to document what he said in his speech there. At one point in the service, he said “She will never be dead to me. She is in another place.” “I’m gonna… Read More

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