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Lawyers say Epstein victims to sue financier's estate this week

Lawyers say Epstein victims to sue financier's estate this weekLawyers for several women who say they were sexually abused by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein plan to file lawsuits this week against his estate following his apparent suicide in a New York jail cell. Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents two women, told Reuters “we intend to promptly file those civil claims” having held off suing while federal prosecutors pursued sex trafficking charges against Epstein. New York lawyer Roberta Kaplan said she hopes to file on Wednesday on behalf of a client to take advantage of a new New York State law which makes it possible to pursue decades-old claims of abuse.



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El Paso crowd decries racism week after mass shooting

El Paso crowd decries racism week after mass shootingMore than 100 people marched through the Texas border city of El Paso on Saturday, denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws one week after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a man targeting Mexicans. Chanting “gun reform now,” ” El Paso strong” and “aquí estamos y no nos vamos” — Spanish for “here we are and we are not leaving” — the marchers included Hispanic, white and black people dressed in white to symbolize peace and carrying 22 white wooden crosses to represent the victims of the shooting at an El Paso Walmart. The man charged in with capital murder in the attack, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius told investigators he targeted Mexicans at the store with an AK-47 rifle, an El Paso detective said in an arrest affidavit.



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A Russian military ammo depot that blew up earlier this week just exploded again

A Russian military ammo depot that blew up earlier this week just exploded againThe ammo depot, believed to house tens of thousands of artillery shells, exploded on Monday. It just exploded again, injuring at least ten more people.



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Three journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Three journalists slain in Mexico in a weekTwo journalists were shot dead in Mexico Friday, bringing to three the number of journalists killed in the country this week, officials say. Jorge Celestino Ruiz, who worked for the newspaper El Grafico de Xalapa, was killed on Friday night in the violence-plagued state of Veracruz, the mayor of the state’s capital Paulino Dominguez told AFP. Ruiz’s house was shot at in October and bullets were also “fired at his vehicle to intimidate him,” said a police source, who asked for anonymity, and did not give further details.



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Another tourist injured by bison at a national park; second such incident in a week

Another tourist injured by bison at a national park; second such incident in a weekPark regulations require that visitors stay at least 25 yards away from large animals such as bison, elk, deer and horses.



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UPDATE 1-U.S. may have brought down second Iranian drone last week -U.S. general

UPDATE 1-U.S. may have brought down second Iranian drone last week -U.S. generalA U.S. Navy ship may have brought down a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday. The United States said on Thursday that a Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. “We are confident we brought down one drone, we may have brought down a second,” General Kenneth McKenzie told CBS News in an interview.



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U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last week

U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last weekA U.S. Navy ship took defensive action against a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, but did not see the drone go into the water, the U.S. military said on Tuesday. The United States said on Thursday that a Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. “This was a defensive action by the USS Boxer in response to aggressive interactions by two Iranian UAS platforms in international waters,” Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said.



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UPDATE 1-U.S. may have brought down second Iranian drone last week -U.S. general

UPDATE 1-U.S. may have brought down second Iranian drone last week -U.S. generalA U.S. Navy ship may have brought down a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday. The United States said on Thursday that a Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. “We are confident we brought down one drone, we may have brought down a second,” General Kenneth McKenzie told CBS News in an interview.



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'Off the face of the earth': Trump says U.S. could win Afghanistan war in a week

'Off the face of the earth': Trump says U.S. could win Afghanistan war in a weekPresident Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. could wipe Afghanistan “off the face of the Earth” in a matter of days but has chosen to draw down forces.



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U.S. grants visa to Iran's Zarif for U.N. meeting this week: sources

U.S. grants visa to Iran's Zarif for U.N. meeting this week: sourcesThe United States has granted a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a U.N. meeting in New York this week, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, saying Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had approved the decision. Had Pompeo not approved giving a visa to Zarif, Iran’s top diplomat and nuclear negotiator, it could have been a signal that the United States was trying to further isolate the Islamic Republic and perhaps closing the door to diplomacy. U.S.-Iranian tensions have worsened since U.S. President Donald Trump decided last year to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal under which Iran agreed to curtail its atomic program in return for relief from economic sanctions crippling its economy.



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