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Sturgis Rally, Nagasaki anniversary, Epstein series: 5 things to know this weekend

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Large summer gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in South Dakota

Covid Death Tied To Sturgis Rally Confirmed [Video]

Covid Death Tied To Sturgis Rally Confirmed

The first known Covid-19 death stemming from Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been reported. The health department stated the death happened in Minnesota following the 10-day rally. Thousands of motorcyclists and biking enthusiasts gathered in the South Dakota city of Sturgis. Sturgis has a population 7,000 most days of the year, reports CNN. As bikers came from all over, it's difficult to know how many people were infected at the rally.

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COVID-19 Cases Are Spreading Following Sturgis Motorcycle Rally [Video]

COVID-19 Cases Are Spreading Following Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Coronavirus cases traced back to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota have crossed state lines. Nebraska public health officials said at least seven Covid-19 cases have been tied to the rally. According to CNN, the department said that contact tracing had been completed, and declined to comment further. The cases that have appeared in Nebraska are the latest to be connected to the rally which took place Aug. 7-16.

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Smash Mouth performed for largely maskless crowd at Sturgis rally [Video]

Smash Mouth performed for largely maskless crowd at Sturgis rally

The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held in South Dakota.

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Smash Mouth Performs For Crowd Of Hundreds At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally [Video]

Smash Mouth Performs For Crowd Of Hundreds At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Smash Mouth performed for hundreds of people over the weekend in South Dakota. The rock band played during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It's a massive event that typically draws roughly half a million people to the small town. The gathering is one of the largest to be held in the US since the start of the pandemic. CNN reports many in the audience were not wearing masks. Experts say they're concerned it could be a super-spreader event.

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Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein American financier and convicted sex offender (1953–2019)

Judge Says No: Ghislaine Maxwell's Request [Video]

Judge Says No: Ghislaine Maxwell's Request

(CNN) A federal judge has denied Ghislaine Maxwell's request to be moved to the general prison population, saying changes to her confinement are unnecessary at this time. Lawyers for Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend, who faces charges of recruiting, grooming and abusing minor girls as young as 14-years-old, asked the judge to transfer her out of a high-security cell in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, to allow her to better prepare for her defense.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Complains About Jail [Video]

Ghislaine Maxwell Complains About Jail

(Newser) – Jeffrey Epstein's death is making Ghislaine Maxwell's jail stay all the harder—or so claim her lawyers. In a Monday night court filing, they say Maxwell has been subject to "uniquely onerous conditions" while at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, and that it's clear such treatment "is a reaction to the circumstances surrounding the pretrial detention and death of Mr. Epstein.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Petitions Judge: Jail Restrictions [Video]

Ghislaine Maxwell Petitions Judge: Jail Restrictions

New York (CNN) Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell asked a federal judge on Monday to direct the Bureau of Prisons to release her into the general population of the federal facility where she's incarcerated, saying she has been "held under uniquely onerous conditions" in the wake of last year's jailhouse death of her former boyfriend and alleged accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein. "As a result of what occurred with Mr. Epstein, Ms.

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Princess Diana's Bridesmaid: I Visited Jeffrey Epstein Twice [Video]

Princess Diana's Bridesmaid: I Visited Jeffrey Epstein Twice

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has reached its tentacles all the way back to the marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. According to Elle Magazine, British writer Clementine 'Clemmie' Hambro was a young bridesmaid at the royal couple's wedding. Hambro has issued a statement clarifying her connection to Epstein, and the purpose of two trips she made to visit him. One of those trips was to his private island.

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Trump Justifies Wishing Ghislaine Maxwell Well [Video]

Trump Justifies Wishing Ghislaine Maxwell Well

President Donald Trump has revealed why he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well after she was arrested. Last month, when asked about Maxwell's arrest, Trump told reporters: 'I just wish her well, frankly.' According to CNN, it's because he says he doesn't want her to die in jail like her former boyfriend and alleged accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein. Trump made the remarks in an interview with "Axios on HBO" that aired Monday night.

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Sturgis, South Dakota Sturgis, South Dakota City in South Dakota, United States

U.S. records over 7 million COVID-19 cases [Video]

U.S. records over 7 million COVID-19 cases

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million - more than 20% of the world's total - as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Research: Sturgis Rally Likely A Superspreader Event For COVID-19 [Video]

Research: Sturgis Rally Likely A Superspreader Event For COVID-19

A new research paper on the spread of COVID-19 from the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota last month has generated both attention and skepticism. According to HuffPost, the paper claims that the 10-day event led to nearly 267,000 cases around the country. But that figure is far higher than the number of cases public health departments have linked directly to the festival, not to mention the state's Republican governor.

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000 [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000

Cases are surging in Iowa and South Dakota, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert warned "we need to be doing much better." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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