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American lawyer and 27th United States Secretary of Labor

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Alexander Acosta: American lawyer and 27th United States Secretary of Labor
Rene Alexander Acosta is an American attorney and politician who serves as the 27th United States secretary of labor since 2017. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on February 16, 2017, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017. Acosta is the only Hispanic person to have served in President Trump's Cabinet.

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Trump to nominate Antonin Scalia's son as Labor Secretary

If confirmed, Scalia will replace Alexandra Acosta, who resigned last week​ after being criticized for securing a lenient sentence for Jeffrey Epstein
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Donald Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of late Supreme Court justice, as Labor secretary

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta.
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Alleged victims urge no bail for Epstein [Video]Alleged victims urge no bail for Epstein

Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a U.S. judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens..

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Former Florida Prosceutor Disputes Acosta's Claims [Video]Former Florida Prosceutor Disputes Acosta's Claims

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is being slammed for his role in a sweetheart plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein is a billionaire, recently indicted for sex trafficking minors. On Tuesday, Acosta..

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Alexander Acosta Tries To Take Away Blame For Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 Plea Deal [Video]Alexander Acosta Tries To Take Away Blame For Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 Plea Deal

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta blamed the State’s Attorney’s office for a controversial plea deal. In 2008, Acosta negotiated a non-prosecution deal for Jeffrey Epstein who was being..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Defends Labor Secretary Acosta Over Billionaire Sex Trafficking Scandal [Video]Trump Defends Labor Secretary Acosta Over Billionaire Sex Trafficking Scandal

Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump defended his Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday. Democrats are pressuring Acosta to resign over his handling of a decade-old sex abuse case against..

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Donald Trump Defends Alexander Acosta Over Jeffrey Epstein Case [Video]Donald Trump Defends Alexander Acosta Over Jeffrey Epstein Case

President Donald Trump recently defended his Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta. Acosta faces pressure from Democrats to resign over his handling of a sex abuse case against Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein..

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Accusations against Epstein 'horrendous': McConnell [Video]Accusations against Epstein 'horrendous': McConnell

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday called sex trafficking allegations against uber-wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein "horrendous," but did not weigh in on whether Labor..

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Top Dems demand Acosta resign over Epstein deal [Video]Top Dems demand Acosta resign over Epstein deal

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for President Donald Trump's Labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, to resign amid renewed concerns over his handling of sex abuse charges involving wealthy U.S...

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Acosta should resign or be fired: Schumer [Video]Acosta should resign or be fired: Schumer

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer told fellow lawmakers Tuesday that Labor secretary Alex Acosta should resign for his role in the controversial plea deal he struck with millionaire Jeffrey Epstein..

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Acosta has been 'excellent': Trump [Video]Acosta has been 'excellent': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump backed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday but said he would look into how Acosta handled financier Jeffrey Epstein's case during his tenure as a U.S. prosecutor in..

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Nancy Pelosi Said Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Should 'Step Down' [Video]Nancy Pelosi Said Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Should 'Step Down'

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein faces charges of child sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. According to Business Insider, these charges reignited demands for Labor Secretary Alex..

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President Donald Trump: Alex Acosta didn't have to resign

President Trump lauded Alex Acosta's work as Labor secretary, but said he wasn't a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid fallout from Jeffrey Epstein case

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has defended his handling of an old plea deal involving wealthy investor Jeffrey Epstein. But on Friday, he announced his resignation. Paula Reid has the latest.
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Acosta, New Orleans, Facebook: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Alex Acosta resigns: Perverts like Jeffrey Epstein don't deserve a 'deal of a lifetime'

Alex Acosta says it would be selfish to stay and relitigate the 12-year-old Jeffrey Epstein case. What's selfish is how he actually handled it.
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Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Friday became the latest high-ranking official from President Donald Trump's administration to resign. Acosta, standing next to Trump on the White House lawn, said..
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Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns

United States Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned amid backlash over a plea deal he negotiated with Jeffrey Epstein.
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Trump says Labor Secretary Acosta resigning amid Epstein case

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has resigned, believing that he has become a distraction to the administration because of his handling of the sex abuse..
Reuters - Published

Acosta Resigns as Labor Secretary Over Epstein Plea Deal

Mr. Trump said the decision to resign was made by Mr. Acosta.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alex Acosta broke the law with Jeffrey Epstein plea deal. Send him packing: Today's talker

If there is one thing Americans can agree upon, it’s that there should be no favor for human traffickers. None. Rich. Poor. Republican. Democrat.
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Former prosecutor slams Acosta's defense of Epstein's secret plea deal

CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the the press conference held by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday in which he defended his role in the Jeffrey Epstein..
CBS News - Published

Trump told Acosta to defend himself publicly

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex abuse case. Acosta spoke to reporters Wednesday and defended his controversial plea deal with the..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Potentially devastating storm threatens Gulf Coast

Louisiana declares a state of emergency as it prepares for a potential hurricane expected to dump huge amounts of rain. Also, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in..
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories July 11 A

Here's the latest for Thursday July 11th: Louisiana prepares for possible hurricane; Labor Sec. Acosta rejects criticism of Epstein plea deal; Patient stabs Boston EMT in ambulance; Hawaii ready to..
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On Politics: Acosta Defends His Role in Epstein Plea Deal

Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary, said he had faced a tough decision in 2008, when he oversaw Jeffrey Epstein’s prosecution and approved a lenient sentence.
NYTimes.com - Published

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta: My relationship with Trump is "outstanding"

Paula Reid, Zeke Miller, Kim Wehle and Nancy Cordes join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's news conference Wednesday where he dismissed criticism of his handling of a..
CBS News - Published

7/10/19: CBSN Evening News

Labor Secretary Acosta facing calls to resign; VW ends production of the Beetle.
CBS News - Published

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