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ClickOnDetroit National Report -- Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Federal judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein

A federal judge denied bail Thursday for Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire accused of the sex trafficking of dozens of underage girls. He will remain in jail pending trial.

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Around the country:

  • Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Police Department is expected to begin the process of firing police officers whose racist or offensive social media posts were discovered online. Read more.
  • New Jersey: A New Jersey judge who said a teenage boy accused of rape should get leniency because he came from a "good family" and got good grades resigned on Wednesday. Read more.
  • Puerto Rico: Protesters calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló began clearing the streets in the early morning hours of Thursday, after a night of heated demonstrations that culminated in demonstrators overturning barricades and police firing tear gas into the crowd. Read more.
  • Florida: The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating a prison beating after an inmate used a smuggled cellphone to shoot video of several guards punching an inmate who was being held on the ground. Read more.
  • Hawaii: Hawaii's governor has issued an emergency proclamation as protests continue over the construction of a major new telescope. Read more.

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