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Art students say Guggenheim relative brought them to Jeffrey Epstein's ranch where he pressured them to play with 'sexual objects'

  • Two former art students who visited Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch in 1995 said they were pressured to play games that involved "sexual objects" with Epstein and his accused co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell when they visited his home.
  • In 1995, per the January 27 report from Artnet, the recent graduates from the New York Academy of Art had been selected to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to study under painter Eric Fischl and to meet Epstein, pitched as a wealthy benefactor that interested in purchasing the work of new artists.
  • Maria Farmer, who has previously accused both the late Epstein and the hard-to-track Maxwell of sexual assault, told Artnet that the meeting at Epstein's ranch was weird from the beginning.
  • Farmer said the idea that Epstein would purchase the student's artwork was dangled over their heads like a "plastic carrot" during the visit to the New Mexico ranch, though both Rudenberg and Farmer told Artnet Epstein did not purchase any of their work.

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Wuhan, China, and at least 15 other cities have been quarantined as China attempts to halt the spread of the coronavirus. That's about 50 million people on lockdown.

  • The virus, which is marked by fevers and pneumonialike symptoms, likely originated in a wet market in Wuhan, an 11 million-person city in China's Hubei province.
  • On January 23, authorities put Wuhan under quarantine — halting all public transportation, including city buses, trains, and ferries.
  • The order prevents any buses or trains from coming into or leaving the city and grounds all planes at the Wuhan airport.
  • Wuhan authorities started to limit car travel the next day as well, The Guardian reported.
  • The city of Huanggang (which is home to around 7.5 million people) also went into lockdown last week, as authorities closed subway and train stations.
  • The nearby city of Ezhou, too, closed its train stations, while bus travel in Chibi and Zhijiang, two smaller cities, has been stopped.
  • Travelers leaving Wuhan before the quarantine went into effect all had their temperatures checked.

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Fotis Dulos reportedly found dead in his home while awaiting trial in the killing of his wife

  • Fotis Dulos, a man who was accused of killing his estranged wife, was found dead at his Farmington, Connecticut home on Tuesday, according to the Hartford Courant.
  • Sources told News 12 and WFSB that the 52-year-old killed himself.
  • Aerial footage from WFSB showed someone performing CPR on a body outside of Dulos' garage, before the reports started coming out.
  • CBS New York reports that Dulos was expected to have his bond revoked because he messed wiht a memorial to his wife, who is presumed to be dead, that was set up outside of his house.
  • Though Jennifer's body was never found, her husband was arrested earlier this month and charged with murder in connection to their death.
  • His former girlfriend, 44-year-old Michelle Troconis, and civil lawyer, Keny Mawhinney, were also arrested at the same time, and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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Boeing Financial, Engineering and Brand Recovery Will Take Many Years

  • Boeing now hopes to have permission to fly the 737 Max in mid-2020.
  • Boeing will likely be losing about $1 billion every quarter until it the Max is permitted to fly and for Boeing to be allowed to sell the 400 planes they have built.
  • There has been nearly a 30% drop in orders for non-737 Max Boeing planes.
  • The loss of around $10-15 billion over a 15-18 month grounding will also weaken Boeing’s ability to invest in new planes and technology.
  • The US government will not allow Boeing to go bankrupt, but it will take many years to rebuild trust in Boeing engineering.
  • Boeing will have drastically weakened finances when they will need to execute on new technology.
  • A lot of investment is needed for the new technology and designs.
  • The 737 Max problems show that Boeing has to rebuild its engineering culture.

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Art grads: Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell made us play 'sexual' games - Business Insider

  • Two former art students who visited Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch in 1995 said they were pressured to play games that involved "sexual objects" with Epstein and his accused co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell when they visited his home.
  • In 1995, per the January 27 report from Artnet, the recent graduates from the New York Academy of Art had been selected to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to study under painter Eric Fischl and to meet Epstein, pitched as a wealthy benefactor that interested in purchasing the work of new artists.
  • Maria Farmer, who has previously accused both the late Epstein and the hard-to-track Maxwell of sexual assault, told Artnet that the meeting at Epstein's ranch was weird from the beginning.
  • Farmer said the idea that Epstein would purchase the student's artwork was dangled over their heads like a "plastic carrot" during the visit to the New Mexico ranch, though both Rudenberg and Farmer told Artnet Epstein did not purchase any of their work.

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Trump's Middle East peace plan calls for two states, with Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem

  • President Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan calls for a state of Palestine with a capital in east Jerusalem, he said during an event on Tuesday with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • The plan calls for the recognition of Israeli settlements in the West Bank in exchange for a four-year freeze on new settlement activity.
  • It will double the territory under the control of the Palestinians, Trump said.
  • Trump also said that the U.S. will "proudly" open an embassy in the new Palestinian capital.
  • Gantz also met with Trump at the White House this week.
  • Trump has promised to broker a peace deal in the Middle East since the first days of his administration, and assigned his son-in-law, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, to oversee it.

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Art grads: Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell made us play 'sexual' games - Business Insider

  • Two former art students who visited Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch in 1995 said they were pressured to play games that involved "sexual objects" with Epstein and his accused co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell when they visited his home.
  • In 1995, per the January 27 report from Artnet, the recent graduates from the New York Academy of Art had been selected to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to study under painter Eric Fischl and to meet Epstein, pitched as a wealthy benefactor that interested in purchasing the work of new artists.
  • Maria Farmer, who has previously accused both the late Epstein and the hard-to-track Maxwell of sexual assault, told Artnet that the meeting at Epstein's ranch was weird from the beginning.
  • Farmer said the idea that Epstein would purchase the student's artwork was dangled over their heads like a "plastic carrot" during the visit to the New Mexico ranch, though both Rudenberg and Farmer told Artnet Epstein did not purchase any of their work.

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Trump administration 'disappointed' with UK's decision to grant Huawei access to 5G networks

  • WASHINGTON — The Trump administration expressed disappointment in the U.K.'s decision to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei limited access to some British 5G mobile networks.
  • U.S. officials have long complained that Chinese intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs and that it threatens national security.
  • What's more, the Director of National Intelligence, alongside the heads of the FBI, CIA, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency testified before lawmakers in 2018 on potential security risks posed by Huawei and ZTE.
  • The 2012 report and subsequent intelligence briefings on Huawei do not outline specific proof of Huawei's ties to Beijing, but assert the risk of allowing Huawei to supply this critical equipment is too great.
  • Huawei officials have said they have repeatedly asked the Department of Defense to allow the company to submit to a risk mitigation process, but no agreement has ever been discussed.

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RealityEngine's AI could help small businesses overcome the data gap

  • RealityEngines.AI today came out of stealth to launch an autonomous AI generation service aimed at startups and medium to large enterprises that have put off adopting AI due to a shortage of data or personnel.
  • RealityEngines’ autonomous AI a service uses a machine learning technique that can solve this problem.
  • and then trains a deep learning model on the combined dataset.
  • It uses the same technology as DeepFakes and the AI system that painted a portrait that sold for nearly half a million dollars, a generative adversarial network (GAN), to optimize and deploy what’s basically a custom AI system for your business.
  • RealityEngines’ co-founder, Bindu Reddy, the former general manager at Amazon’s AI department, hopes her new company will help smaller businesses use AI to overcome some of the disadvantages that big tech’s presence creates in the modern marketplace.

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'Friends' star David Schwimmer talks about the show's lack of diversity and says there should maybe be an 'all-black' or 'all-Asian' reboot

  • The 53-year-old actor is best known for his role as the sentimental paleontologist Ross Geller, one of six main characters, all of whom were white New Yorkers.
  • Schwimmer is referring to two of his character's long-term girlfriends: Julie (played by Lauren Tom) on season two and Charlie (played by Aisha Tyler) on season nine.
  • Ross also briefly dated a black woman named Kirsten (played by Gabrielle Union) on season seven.
  • Read his full interview with the Guardian here.
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