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BREAKING: The allegations, if validated, broaden the scope of Epstein’s sexual trafficking, and sheds new light on the tactics the former financier used to hide his illicit activities. #PerversionOfJustice hrld.us/3aeg3ne
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NEW: Jeffrey Epstein and modeling scout Jean-Luc Brunel built the Miami-based MC2 modeling agency. Did the agency help Epstein's 'machine of abuse'? #PerversionofJustice hrld.us/2Zj6LkZ
We've compiled every piece of our #PerversionofJustice investigation into one place, so you can see a clear timeline for yourself of Jeffrey Epstein’s rise and fall: hrld.us/2M9Pjdh
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BREAKING: The Palm Beach Sheriff, who faced blistering criticism for granting Jeffrey Epstein liberal work-release privileges while the sex offender was serving time in the county stockade, has discontinued the work release program. hrld.us/2szD3vq #PerversionOfJustice
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Sheer chaos.

Unfolding on live TV, two armed robbers hijacked a UPS truck after a robbery in Coral Gables, leading to a dramatic police chase and deadly shootout on a busy Miramar street. Four people, including the UPS driver and an innocent bystander, were killed. (THREAD)
And the ensuing investigation — at least for the public clamoring to know how a police chase ended in two innocent people shot to death on a busy Miramar street — has been equally confusing. hrld.us/34eCEf4
“Today is the fifth day and I know nothing,” said Luz Apolinario, the mother of 27-year-old UPS driver Frank Ordonez. hrld.us/2EadIeh
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NEW: Illegal gold flowing through Miami is a ‘direct threat’ to U.S. national security, Rubio says hrld.us/2OS9CNQ
For more on how America’s demand for gold is helping fuel illegal gold mining in Latin America and propping up regimes like Nicolas Maduro's in Venezuela, read our #SmugglersParadise series here: hrld.us/2YbIs6j
The @miamiherald and @elnuevoherald partnered with @InfoAmazonia, @RunRunesWeb, @CorreodelCaroni and @decorrespondent on the #SmugglersParadise series, which was aided by the Human Rights Foundation and the Dutch Fund for Journalism Projects.
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It's #LoveMyNewspaper day! Use the hashtag to share your favorite local newspapers' articles, best stories of the year and news from journalists whose work you never miss. (THREAD)
While you're compiling those lists, here's some of the work we're most proud of here at the @Miamiherald in 2019.
✔️ #SinceParkland. We partnered with nonprofit @thetrace to chronicle the lives of each of the nearly 1,200 children killed with a gun in the U.S. in the year following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. hrld.us/2BfcVaj
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NEW: Intruder at Trump’s Palm Beach club leaves prison, faces deportation to China hrld.us/34SnDRj
Explore who has gained access to President Trump and Mar-a-Lago through Cindy Yang and her associates hrld.us/305wQUB
We will continue to cover this story as it develops. Support our journalism by subscribing to the Miami Herald today. #ReadLocal bit.ly/30cATP1
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A Bradenton kindergarten teacher abused some of her students, investigations found But not only was she not charged with a crime by @ManateeSheriff, @ManateeSchools let her keep teaching at another school. Later, she was allowed to retire. 1/ bradenton.com/news/local/edu…
A panel made up of 3 @ManateeSchools bureaucrats reviewed the investigation & instead of recommending she be fired, they called for her to be suspended for 2 days & to be transferred to another school. @SuptCSaunders accepted the recommendation. Why? She wouldn't tell us. 2/
Reporters @JDeleon1012 & @GSabella did get to talk to the school district's attorney, who declined to directly answer a good question: Is a finding of abuse "good cause" to fire a teacher? Instead, he pinned the decision back on the 3 bureaucrats. 3/
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News alert: The fight involving dueling defamation suits between Alan Dershowitz and Virginia Giuffre, the victim of Jeffrey Epstein, took another twist Monday in a New York courtroom. hrld.us/382ZQAm
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein here.

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NEW: 3 women said a Hialeah cop abused them. Prosecutors never spoke to them — and dropped the case. hrld.us/2KG0Sbl
Last week, we reported that four women and girls had accused Hialeah Sgt. Jesús “Jesse” Menocal Jr., a decorated patrol officer and SWAT team member, of sexual abuse.

He faced almost no punishment and was given a raise.

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One day after our investigation, Hialeah's police chief defended his handling of the case at a press conference.

"I want the public to know: Do not worry. We don't cover up for officers."

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They live in flimsy tents, cardboard boxes and rusty campers in a rodent-infested lot north of Miami International Airport.

Now the 70 child sex offenders who call the makeshift village home must find a new place to reside. Again. (THREAD)
Miami-Dade County is giving them until Dec. 5 to leave the encampment, citing illegal camping and unsanitary conditions.

But for a group of people who are considered to be social pariahs, their options for moving are few and far between. hrld.us/2XEsLpe
That’s because Florida law demands that convicted sex offenders live at least 1,000 feet from a school or any place children might gather. But in some counties, like Miami-Dade, it’s 2,500 feet.
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NEW: After the death of Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan cell, mismanagement at the Bureau of Prisons was impossible to ignore, and the bureau’s acting director was replaced. But the agency's problems run much deeper, a McClatchy analysis shows. hrld.us/2D5jQ6U
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigative series on Jeffrey Epstein here: hrld.us/2AruaUY
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Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, correctional officers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, were charged with making false records and conspiring to interfere with the functions of the federal prison. hrld.us/2D9OU5L #PerversionOfJustice
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein at hrld.us/2E24ZN5
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Help never came for Samayah Anne Emmanuel.

The 7-year-old was forced by her adoptive mother to stand for long periods of time, her arms outstretched, as if she was being crucified. (THREAD) hrld.us/2XqLJj2
Her little body had “shriveled” away, child welfare administrators were told. When Samayah would get thirsty, her mother would give her bleach to drink.
Gina Emmanuel, a registered nurse, had adopted Samayah from foster care. On Nov. 3, 2018, she was found unconscious in her bed. She died later that day.

Investigators believe the girl succumbed to pneumonia. They also suspected abuse.
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1/ NEW: Hialeah’s police chief defended his decision to reinstate an officer accused by several women and girls of sexual assault.

He did not answer our questions about why the officer was allowed to patrol city streets while under FBI investigation.

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2/ The news comes one day after we reported four women and girls had accused Sgt. Jesús “Jesse” Menocal Jr., a decorated patrol officer and SWAT team member, of sexual abuse.

He faced almost no punishment and was given a raise.

3/ We looked into hundreds of pages of public police records.

We found one case where one accuser said Menocal handcuffed her while masturbating in his police truck.

Another case involved a 14-year-old girl, who said he ordered her to perform oral sex.

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New from @jkbjournalist: Brother Mark says Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t trafficking women— and that he didn’t kill himself. #PerversionOfJustice hrld.us/34ZOMl1
@jkbjournalist Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein at hrld.us/2E24ZN5
@jkbjournalist To support local investigative journalism, please consider subscribing today. #ReadLocal hrld.us/2XSmRRn
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National Coverage. Local Perspectives. Introducing Impact2020: Your destination for curated election coverage featuring perspectives from McClatchy’s 30 newsrooms across the country. (THREAD) hrld.us/2CfLFch
You’re already in the know about Florida politics thanks to local journalists like @NewsbySmiley, @samanthajgross, @BiancaJoanie, @joeflech and @doug_hanks. hrld.us/2WL57XP
@NewsbySmiley @samanthajgross @BiancaJoanie @joeflech @doug_hanks But for a national perspective, you’re a click away with the new Impact2020 tab.
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ICYMI: Jeffrey Epstein's death was ruled a suicide by hanging in August.

The medical examiner stands by that ruling.

But a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein's brother says the injuries look more like strangulation than suicide.

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NEW: A forensic pathologist who viewed Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy said the sex trafficker’s injuries were more consistent with strangulation than with suicide, and he called upon law enforcement to dig deeper into how Epstein died. #PerversionofJustice hrld.us/320kcG1
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigative series on Jeffrey Epstein here: hrld.us/2AruaUY
To support local investigative journalism, please consider subscribing today. #ReadLocal hrld.us/2XSmRRn
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EXCLUSIVE: U.S. veterans saw a large spike in urinary, prostate, liver and blood cancers in nearly two decades of war, according to a new McClatchy investigation.

Now, some families think exposure to toxic environments are to blame. (THREAD) hrld.us/31UQOkl
There have been increases in specific cancer treatments across each branch of the military.

The rate of prostate cancer treatment in the Air Force rose 44 percent; for Marine Corps veterans the increase was 60 percent.
One of the more alarming clusters of cancer deaths came from China Lake, a Naval Weapons Station in California.

From 2016 to 2018, four former commanding officers who served at China Lake died from cancer. hrld.us/2ptEASy
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ICYMI: Venezuela’s vast gold deposits, which could go a long way in easing the pain of millions nearing starvation, is being pillaged outright by a consortium led by strongman Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle. trib.al/UWwNi1z
For more on how Venezuela's 'blood gold' industry is helping prop up the Maduro regime, and how Miami plays a role, read our #SmugglersParadise series here: hrld.us/2YbIs6j
With your help, we can bring you more stories like these. Consider a donation to the Miami Herald Investigative Lab, an ambitious effort to greatly expand the organization’s investigative muscle and hold the powerful to account. #ReadLocal Learn more: hrld.us/2VIDFtk
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NEW: The Courtney Wild Crime Victims’ Rights Reform Act was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill would give judges the power to nullify plea deals ⁠— like the one given to Jeffrey Epstein ⁠— that violate the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. hrld.us/2Mm9dlI
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigative series on Jeffrey Epstein here: hrld.us/2AruaUY
To support local investigative journalism, please consider subscribing today. #ReadLocal hrld.us/2XSmRRn
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Exposing wrongdoing and holding the powerful to account has been one of the Miami Herald’s most sacred missions, earning this newsroom 22 Pulitzer Prizes and countless other awards. (THREAD)
To continue this tradition of investigative journalism that makes a difference in Florida and beyond, we are taking a leap and trying something new: the creation of one of the largest investigative teams in the country. hrld.us/31gF4Zb
Our goal: to raise $1.5 million for our reporting efforts, spread over three years. Once we hit $500,000, we will launch our Investigative Reporting Lab. hrld.us/2VIDFtk
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WATCH LIVE: The Miami Herald’s #PerversionofJustice investigative team — including @jkbjournalist and @EmilyMichot — as well as leading experts discuss identifying and preventing child sex trafficking at a town hall meeting. hrld.us/2nTJhEI
@jkbjournalist @EmilyMichot Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein at hrld.us/2E24ZN5
@jkbjournalist @EmilyMichot To support local investigative journalism, please consider subscribing today. #ReadLocal hrld.us/2XSmRRn
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