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.