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Judge Reject Ghislaine Maxwell’s Request To Delay The Unsealing Of Court Documents

Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to delay the unsealing of potentially damaging court documents has been rejected by a New York judge. Attorneys for Maxwell, who is accused of sex trafficking teenage girls for late financier Jeffrey Epstein, argued that “critical new information” had surfaced that could affect Maxwell’s ability to obtain a fair trial, justifying the delay. However US District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan said she had no reasonable basis to order their requested three-week delay. The documents come from a long-settled civil defamation case against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who said Epstein kept her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s help. Maxwell’s criminal trial is scheduled for July 2021. ...Read more

Moderna And U.S. Government Agree To Deal For 100M Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Biotechnology company Moderna reached a deal with the U.S. government on Tuesday to deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Moderna said the deal for its mRNA-1273 vaccine candidate is worth $1.525 billion and includes the option for the United States to purchase up to 400 million doses of the potential vaccine. The United States has invested $2.48 billion in Moderna’s vaccine candidate. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said, “We appreciate the confidence of the U.S. government in our mRNA vaccine platform and the continued support.” ...Read more