At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell

That so many prison officials were aware of the directive has alarmed investigators assessing what appears to be a stunning failure to follow instructions, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Trump’s week: A snub of an ally, a rollback, a divisive comment — and confusion

The events portray a president who changes his mind whenever it suits him, whose statements shift with the moment, and who uses words carelessly and sometimes destructively.

In blow to U.S. security interests, South Korea axes pact to share intelligence with Japan

The United States had urged the allies to settle their differences, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressing their “incredibly important” cooperation on North Korea.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
Sargassum on Cancun’s beaches in July.
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This is the smelly seaweed that turned Cancun’s beaches into a rancid mess

The avalanche of yellow-brown seaweed known as sargassum is becoming an annual event — with increasingly dire consequences for the Caribbean’s environment and economy.

In one unusual Virginia neighborhood, roots stretch to the first Africans in America

Aberdeen Gardens, built through a New Deal grant for working-class black families, is working to preserve its past as the state commemorates the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in the English colony.
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Since 2012, many Republican-controlled state legislatures have enacted stricter laws for voter registration and identification. Democrats say it amounts to suppression.
Supporters see the plan as a way President Trump could move the ball forward on gun control following recent mass shootings as efforts seem to be flagging to impose harsher restrictions like background checks on gun purchases.
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Special Report

Hate-crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted.

Ashly Taylor was shot for being a lesbian. Then she watched as the hatred that fueled the attack was ignored in court.
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The real reason you should stop eating lunch at your desk

The Internet is not your friend. So don’t spend time with it during the midday feast.
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