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Why Bernie Sanders’ top campaign strategist is caught up in the Paul Manafort trial

Mary Altaffer/AP

Paul Manafort’s first trial on charges of bank fraud and filing false tax returns began Tuesday, and while the case will serve as a constant reminder that Trump’s onetime campaign chairman has deep ties to Russia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will also tangentially be drawn into the unfolding drama.

Crystle Galloway died after four paramedics denied her help. Now, her family wants them fired.

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Crystle Galloway, 30, died at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on July 9, five days after Hillsborough County paramedics declined to transport her in an ambulance when she showed signs of a stroke. Galloway’s mother, Nicole Black, ended up driving her to the hospital herself, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“My daughter just passed, so I’m still trying to mourn,” Black said in a phone interview Monday.

Los Angeles prosecutors say they won’t pursue sex abuse charges against Les Moonves

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Prosecutors in Los Angeles told NBC News they won’t bring sex abuse charges against CBS CEO Les Moonves over allegations of abuse dating back to the 1980s, because the statute of limitations has expired, NBC News reported Tuesday. A woman reportedly went to police in February to report three incidents of alleged sexual abuse from the ’80s, according to NBC News. The woman’s name has not been released.

Facebook says it found dozens of fake pages trying to influence the 2018 midterms

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In a statement, Facebook said it had identified 32 pages and accounts on both Facebook and Instagram — which the company also owns — that were “involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

“Abortion is OK!”: How southern activists are providing a template for a post-‘Roe v. Wade’ future

Amplify Georgia

This spring, Amplify Georgia had a problem. The first company that the nonprofit had contacted to fly its banner over the Atlanta Jazz Festival refused service. They were left scrambling, but that didn’t stop the organization from finding another willing pilot — and so, on two separate occasions, for four hours at a time circling above the festival on May 26 and May 27, their banner flew. It read: “Abortion is OK!”