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Skimm This: Jeffrey Epstein, the Census, and the World Cup

Jul 8, 2019

It’s July 8th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Federal prosecutors have unsealed sex trafficking charges against multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. We’ll give you the history here, and connect the dots on why this story is blowing up now.

  • Then: there’s been a lot of back and forth over the citizenship question on the census - even after the Supreme Court said ‘not yet.’ We’ll give you the details. 

  • Two huge earthquakes and thousands of smaller aftershocks shook California, and now people are talking about the “Big One.” We’ll explain what that means. 

  • Finally: what the US Women’s National Soccer Team now has to look forward to after winning the World Cup yesterday.

theSkimm: Jeffrey Epstein, a multimillionaire money manager, was in a New York federal court today to face sex trafficking charges. The indictment comes a decade after he served a light sentence in a Florida plea deal related to similar charges. Meanwhile down in DC, a court battle over the 2020 Census rages on. The Trump administration still wants to add a question about citizenship to the questionnaire, and is trying to make it happen after a confusing back and forth. Also on today’s episode: California’s waiting for the “Big One,” and what it really means to take home the World Cup.

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