Vicky Ward

investigative reporter for New York Times; author of “Kushner Inc.”

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Multi-millionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein was charged today with sex trafficking.

Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein charged with allegedly running a worldwide trafficking ring

Multi-millionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein was charged today with sex trafficking.

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, aka “Javanka,” are about as close as America gets to having a prince and princess. At least that’s how they like to see themselves.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump blur the lines between government service and private business

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, aka “Javanka,” are about as close as America gets to having a prince and princess. At least that’s how they like to see themselves.

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