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Prince Andrew was a sweaty, hideous dancer: Virginia Guiffre

Prince Andrew was a sweaty and “hideous” dancer, according to the Jeffrey Epstein “sex slave” who claims he bedded her at age 17. In her first TV interview on her ordeal at the hands of the financier — and his royal pal the Duke of York — Virginia Guiffre told “Dateline NBC” that the prince bedded her after a night of clubbing and drinking in London in 2001. “He was a hideous dancer.” “He was sweating all over me. I was like, ugh, I need a shower.” Guiffre said she was instructed by Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell to do for the prince “what you do for Epstein.” “The abuse went on for a little bit in the bathroom and then it continued in to the bedroom” inside Maxwells London townhouse, she said. “He wasnt rude or anything about it, he said thank you.” ThRead More – Source

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Jeffrey Epstein reportedly paid doctors to medicate sex slaves

Victims of multimillionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein said he paid doctors and psychiatrists to prescribe them tranquilizers and anti-depressants, a report said Friday. Virginia Giuffre, who was recruited by Epstein at the age of 16, told the Miami Herald that doctors prescribed her Xanax for the three years she was abused by him. The financier provided medical care for his “sex slaves,” using his recommended doctors. “There were doctors and psychiatrists and gynecologist visits. There were dentists who whitened our teeth,” she told the newspaper. “There was a doctor who gave me Xanax. What doctor in their right mind, who is supposed to protect their patients, gives girls and young women Xanax?” she added. Sarah Ransome, who was 22 when she was trafficked by Epstein from her native South Africa, said she was taken to a psychiatrist and prescribed Lithium when she was on the verge of a mental breakdown. “You could see it in our faces … We were damaged, we were medicated,” she told..

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US deploying air defense forces to Saudi Arabia in wake of attack on oil facilities

The US will deploy “defensive” troops to Saudi Arabia amid heightening tensions in the region after oil facilities in the country were attacked last Saturday, the Defense Department said Friday night. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper made the announcement at the Pentagon, saying the military resources will focus on “air and missile defense.” “The president has approved the deployment of US forces, which will be defensive in nature,” Esper said in brief remarks to reporters after meeting with the president earlier in the day. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described the deployment as “moderate” and said the number of troops would likely not exceed 1,000. Esper said a number of actions taken by Iran in the region — especially the alleged attack on Saudi oil facilities last Saturday — led both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to request international military support. “The Iranianan regime is waging a deliberate campaign to destabilize the Mid..

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Trump must give deposition in protesters suit: Bronx judge

A Bronx Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump must give a video deposition as part of a lawsuit alleging his staff assaulted demonstrators outside Trump Tower in 2015. The decision comes after Trumps lawyers tried to quash a subpoena compelling his testimony. His attorneys argued that to force a sitting president to give a deposition there must be a “showing of exceptional circumstances” and the witness must possess unique first-hand knowledge of the claims. Justice Doris Gonzalez rejected their argument, but, in recognition of his official responsibilities, she said he could testify by videotape. “More than 200 years ago our founders sought to escape an oppressive, tyrannical governance in which absolute power vested with a monarch,” Gonzalez wrote in her decision. “Put more plainly, no government official, including the Executive, is above the law.” Efrain Galicia, Florencia Tejeda Perez, Gonzalo Cruz Franco, Miguel Villalobos and Norberto Garcia are suing..

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Nike asks judge to block Michael Avenatti from subpoenaing their records

Lawyers for Nike Inc. are asking a judge to bar accused extortionist Michael Avenatti from subpoenaing any of their records as part of his upcoming trial, according to new court papers. “It is Mr. Avenatti — not Nike — on trial,” an attorney for the sportswear giant wrote Friday, following a request from Avenattis defense team that they be allowed to subpoena the company. “Mr. Avenatti is wrong. Nike did not commit any crime. Nike has been fully cooperating with the Governments investigation into amateur basketball.” The firebrand attorney is accused of attempting to shake down the fitness brand for $20 million earlier this year, claiming he would expose a pay-to-play scheme within the company unless they hired him to oversee an internal probe. Instead, he was arrested and charged with extortion. Avanetti shot to fame for his representation of adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and Michael Cohen, and even briefly hinted at a Read More – Source

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Trump threatens to dump captured ISIS fighters in Europe

President Trump on Friday renewed his threat to dump ISIS prisoners back to the European countries they hailed from — saying the US would drop them at the border and the Europeans will “have to capture them again.” “I defeated the caliphate. When I came, the caliphate was all over the place. I defeated the caliphate, ISIS, and now we have thousands of prisoners of war, ISIS fighters that are prisoners of war, and were asking the countries from which they came … from Europe, Were asking them to take back these prisoners of war,” the president told reporters alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House. “So far, theyve refused, and at some point, Im going to have to say, Im sorry, you either take them back or were going to let them go at your border. And if they dont take them back, were going to probably put them at the border and then theyll have to capture them again,” Trump continued. The commander in chiefs comments came after he was asked about possible ..

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Shocking photo shows floods surging through downtown Houston

Flooding turned downtown Houston into an underwater ghost town Friday as rescuers scrambled to save stranded drivers and those stuck in their homes following the wild, three-day downpour, according to reports. Tropical Rainstorm Imelda slammed the city with at least 40 inches of rain in 72 hours — making it one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, according to the National Weather Service. A photo posted Friday by ABC21 reporter Louie Tran, shows nearly empty streets of downtown Houston buried under roughly 3 feet of flood water. The storm, which made landfall Tuesday, left two people dead from drowning in Texas and hundreds of cars abandoned on freeways in the Houston area, according to USA Today. In Harris County, where Houston is located, at least 1,700 high-water rescues and evacuations had been performed, according to the paper. At least 120 people took refuge in storm shelters. By Friday, the downpour had slowed to a drizzle and floodwaters had begun receding, s..

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Missing New Jersey teens photos show up on sex trafficking websites

A New Jersey mom whose 17-year-old daughter vanished last week has become increasingly concerned — after authorities told her the teens photo showed up on sex trafficking websites, according to a new report. Aviana Weaver was last seen on Sept. 12 in Mount Holly, NJ, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Now, her worried mother says that investigators made a disturbing find, according to New Jersey 101.5. “We have pornography pictures and my daughter looked completely upset and unhappy in these photos,” mom Angelica Scarlett told the station. “[Investigators] believe she is in danger being held against her will. Shes 17 and she looks upset.” Scarlett was tipped off that her daughter might be near Broad Street and Erie Avenue in Philadelphia, and scoured the area with police officers on bikes, she told the outlet. “People think they saw her in the area on Wednesday,” Scarlett told the station. “We were there until 1 a.m. [Thursday], but no luck.” The..

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Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

CHINA, Texas — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda that flooded parts of Texas left at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in homes. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that by Thursday night, floodwaters had started receding in most of the Houston area. Police Chief Art Acevedo said law enforcement officers planned to work well into the night to clear freeways of vehicles stalled and abandoned because of flooding. Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,700 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter duRead More – Source

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Antonio Brown accuser claims he sent harassing texts after she went public: report

The artist who accused Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of sexually harassing her in his Pittsburgh home in 2017 claims he sent her harassing text messages after she went public with the allegation this week, a report said Thursday. The woman, who was not identified, provided text messages to Sports Illustrated that show someone from Antonio Browns phone included her on a group chat, calling her a “broke girl” and urging his associates to investigate her. “Really sad you would make up bull s—t story to the world thought u had more integrity n respect for yourself must be really hard times for to make up some stuff for money super sad,” one of the texts reads, according to the Sports Illustrated report. The texter also included photos of the artist and urged someone else on the group chat to “look up her background.” “Those her kids and ig Eric shes awfully broke clearly,” the texter added in another message. The woman went public with her claim against Brown on Monday in anoth..

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