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Inside Sex Workers Fight for the Next Ocasio-Cortez: Theres an Awakening Happening

This rainy Sunday, sheltered by trees and surrounded by a circle of supporters, Julia Salazar gave a short speech that covered a number of her core concerns, from labor rights to stable and affordable housing. Salazar, whos challenging incumbent Democrat Martin Dilan for the New York state Senates 18th district seat in North Brooklyn, related all of these issues back to the cause of the day: sex workers rights, and the fight for decriminalization. At the end of her remarks, Salazar heralded the historic meet-upa canvassing event to talk to…

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I Think We Got Away With It: Listen to HSBC Trader Phone Calls

Here’s the challenge for U.S. prosecutors: convince a jury former HSBC currency trader Mark Johnson is guilty of front-running a $3.5 billion client order. Their strongest evidence is HSBC’s audio recordings of the phone calls between Johnson, the bank’s former global head of foreign exchange, and traders in London and New York, which take the jury back to re-live events of six years ago. The jury, which on Thursday started weighing the fraud case against Johnson, listened to numerous calls, including one where he said, “I think we got away with…

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