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California Fires Spark Massive Mandatory Evacuations; Wineries Burn As Winds Hit 93 MPH [VIDEO]

California Fires Spark Massive Mandatory Evacuations; Wineries Burn As Winds Hit 93 MPH [VIDEO]

California’s annual wildfires are back despite a series of planned power outages aimed at preventing them – the latest of which is expected to affect as many as 3 million people across huge swaths of the state. The most intense fires raged through Sonoma County, with some 180,000 residents ordered to evacuate. At least two wineries have burned in the blaze; the Soda Rock Winery and the Healdsburg winery.

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Beijing Confirms Arrest Of Two Americans As Trade Tensions Rise

Beijing Confirms Arrest Of Two Americans As Trade Tensions Rise

In a report that probably sent a chill down the spine of all Americans working or living in mainland China, two Americans who run an English-teaching business in China have been arrested and detained on “bogus” charges, according to a statement published on their company’s Facebook page. Jacob Harlan, a father of five, and Alyssa Petersen, were arrested in Jiangsu province last month, according to Hong Kong Free Press.

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Epstein’s Own Lawyers Tell Court He Likely Died By “Assault” As Federal Case Dropped

Epstein’s Own Lawyers Tell Court He Likely Died By “Assault” As Federal Case Dropped

Epstein’s own defense team doesn’t buy the suicide narrative, apparently, as one of his lawyers on Tuesday voiced deep skepticism that he hanged himself while addressing a final hearing in a Manhattan US District Court on Tuesday. Defense lawyer Reid Weingarten told Judge Richard Berman during the hearing that Epstein’s injuries are “far more consistent with assault” than suicide, especially given the broken bones in his neck discovered during the autopsy after he was found dead in his jail cell on Aug. 10.

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U.S. Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Cannabis Industry’s Banking Challenges [VIDEO]

U.S. Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Cannabis Industry’s Banking Challenges [VIDEO]

The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the various financial challenges facing the legal cannabis industry. Right now, due to older banking regulations, banks who hold accounts of legal marijuana dispensaries face the possibility of felony charges being brought against them under federal money laundering laws.

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