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Hastert was paying a man to not go public with a claim that Hastert sexually abused him decades ago, according to multiple reports, first published by the Los Angeles Times, citing two federal law enforcement officials.
– Anthony De Rosa
Circa Editor-In-Chief
Convicted Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison on May 29. Ulbricht, 31 years old, told the New York federal court overseeing his case earlier in the week that he knew it had to "take away" his "middle years," but asked for leniency so he could live his "old age" in peace.
Stocks closed lower May 29 on weaker-than-expected economic data. The Nasdaq closed down 0.55%. The Dow also closed down about 115 points, at 18,046. The S&P 500 and Dow industrials gained about 1% in May.
A federal court on May 29 ruled that Idaho's Idaho's Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks, was in violation of the Supreme Court precedent protecting abortions up to the point of viability for a fetus, or 24 weeks.
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