The conspiracy theories that have people convinced Jeffrey Epstein’s death was not a suicide

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Photo credit: Rick Friedman – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide and may not be suitable for every reader

At 6.30am on the morning of August 10, 2019, two prison guards went to deliver convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein breakfast in his cell, only to find him unresponsive. He was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead, aged 66.

Just over a month prior, the multi-millionaire had been arrested on sex trafficking charges at an airport in New York, after flying back from Paris on his private jet. The judge denied bail for Epstein over concerns that he could be a flight risk.

The financier’s death, described by authorities as ‘apparent suicide’, came as yet another blow for the trail of victims he’d left in his wake, denying them one last time of the justice they so desperately sought.

But not everyone remains

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How to have a positive birth during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a doctor

Many people have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and one particular group have had to adjust their plans to fit into the government guidelines.

Although the restrictions are easing at some hospitals, pregnant women and parents-to-be would have experienced a number of changes to a usual pregnancy over the past three months.

From partners not being allowed in the hospital during labour and scans, to routine midwife appointments being conducted over the phone, this is new territory for both parents and hospitals.

That’s not to say that it’s not still possible for women to have a positive birth experience, though. According to Dr Brooke Vandermolen, Obstetrics & Gynaecology doctor, it’s completely achievable.

Read more: Baby sleep expert debunks newborn myth

It can still be a positive experience. (Getty Images)
It can still be a positive experience. (Getty Images)

Speaking on Yahoo UK’s The Baby Bump with Lauren Pope, Dr Vandermolen – who is also known as The

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Tokyo gov seeks 2nd term, says Japan unprepared for pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital transformation to prepare for future shocks, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says.

“We have to sort out the problems and start preparing now for a possible next wave,” Koike said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I will firmly strengthen the system.”

Koike is favored to win a second term in a July 5 election after gaining respect for her proactive approach to controlling coronavirus outbreaks in Japan’s capital.

As the pandemic deepened in the spring, Koike often upstaged fellow conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose popularity has suffered from his handling of the crisis and its devastating impact on the economy, on top of a slew of scandals.

Koike is viewed as a potential candidate to succeed Abe when his term ends in September 2021. For now,

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Yohan, K-Pop Singer and TST Member, Dead at 28

Yohan, member of the TST K-pop group, has died. He was 28. KJ Entertainment, the band’s record label, confirmed that the singer — whose real name was Kim Jeong-hwan — died on Monday, according to multiple reports. No cause of death was given at this time.

“We are sad to relay the most unfortunate, sorrowful news,” the label said in a statement given to The Guardian. “On June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The late Yohan’s family is currently in deep mourning.”

Yohan’s wake will be held at Severance Hospital in Sinchon, per multiple reports. He last posted on Instagram on May 31, writing, “I want to go to travel.”

Yohan began his K-pop career in 2013 as a member of NOM, also known as No Other Man. In 2017, he joined the six-piece group, TST.

The artist is tragically one of several K-pop stars fans have

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New York protesters unload in state AG’s hearing on police misconduct

Protesters, lawmakers and others testified to abusive treatment by the police at recent New York City protests during a public hearing Wednesday as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ fast-moving probe into police conduct at demonstrations following George Floyd’s death.

James is examining allegations of police misconduct at protests throughout the state, although the investigation is focused on New York City, a person familiar with the investigation told NBC News.

James was joined for questioning by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and New York University law professor Barry Friedman. The three repeatedly questioned witnesses on police actions in relation to curfews imposed by New York City and whether officers sufficiently explained why they aggressively cleared and handled demonstrators or whether they delivered clear instructions beforehand.

James, who is reviewing video evidence from the protests, also called on witnesses to provide any additional video to her office.


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Wisconsin Bakery Donates 10,000 Treats to Emergency Workers During Pandemic

The last three months have been anything but normal, and we’ve all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned during these unprecedented times, it’s that there is always something good happening if you look for it. Recently a Wisconsin bakery has been putting good into the world by performing acts of kindness—10,000 of them, actually.

Last month Michelle Clasen, owner of Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Wisconsin, was looking for a way to give back to the healthcare workers and first responders working hard to keep their communities safe during the pandemic. She decided to say ‘thank you’ by making and delivering the bakery’s signature morning buns (a sweet, spiced baked good that’s similar to a cinnamon roll). Her goal was to donate 10,000 buns to local emergency workers, and she’s well on her way to reaching it. 

“I am in

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What to look for in the doctor who’s going to deliver your baby

Finding the right doctor is so important towards feeling like you have a solid health care Rolodex in place, but finding the right doctor to help you bring life into the world is even more crucial.

I had no idea how you find a doctor when you’re pregnant because, well, I have never been pregnant. But a bunch of my friends have and now, all of them moms with kids 2 and under, they have a lot of wisdom to dispense, so I went to them for advice on what to look for when searching for the right obstetrician.

It’s OK to find a new doctor.

When Emily Fleishaker learned she was pregnant with her first baby, she knew that she needed a doctor who could answer all of the questions she was bound to ask over the next nine months.

“You have to be comfortable,” Fleishaker told me. She

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Ascension Wisconsin Expands COVID-19 Testing in Racine

RACINE, WI – Ascension is expanding COVID-19 testing in Racine. The new testing site will be located at the Ascension All Saints Hospital – Wisconsin Avenue Campus.

Up to 100 specimens will be able to be collected each day the site is open. Testing is by appointment only. Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin opened its first COVID-19 mobile testing sites in March, including in Mount Pleasant and currently has more than 20 mobile testing sites across the state.

People who want to be tested must first be pre-screened by an Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin provider by phone, or virtually, using Ascension Online Care. Patients who have symptoms that meet the testing criteria will then be given an appointment for testing at the appropriate site.

  • WHERE: Ascension All Saints Hospital – Wisconsin Avenue Campus, 1320 Wisconsin Ave., Racine, Wis.

  • WHO: Adults and children age five and older

  • WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and

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Missouri officer accused of striking man with SUV is charged

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A white suburban St. Louis police detective who was captured on video apparently hitting a black suspect with a police SUV then kicking and punching the man was charged Wednesday with two counts of assault and armed criminal action.

Special Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced the charges against Florissant Detective Joshua Smith, 31, who was fired June 10. The violent arrest June 2 came amid nationwide protests and unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“It’s situations like this that good cops hate because it makes everybody look bad,” Lohmar said at a news conference.

About one-third of Florissant’s 51,000 residents are black. The St. Louis suburb is just north of Ferguson, where Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white police officer in 2014 was a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement. The St. Louis region has been the site

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ICE detainees go ‘missing’ amid coronavirus

For the past six months Donald Brown has been held in U.S. immigration custody, first at a detention center in Miami-Dade, then at a facility in Glades County, just west of Lake Okeechobee.

But no matter where he was, the 62-year-old Jamaican national unremittingly called his family at least three times a day to check in. His efforts to stay in touch grew as COVID cases continued to balloon in jails and prisons nationwide.

But on June 1, the calls stopped. Brown went missing.

Brown’s family members and his attorney called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dozens of times to no avail. ICE’s online detainee locator was blank. His daughter thought he might be dead.

“We started calling the morgue and funeral homes,” she said. “He always calls, so either he’s dead or he’s been kidnapped.”

Last week the Miami Herald reported on Brown’s story after he went missing for

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