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    White House Labor Chief Under Fire Over Epstein Scandal

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is facing calls from Democrats and other critics to resign for helping disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein secure a lenient 2008 plea deal in a sex crimes case involving minors. While Acosta said yesterday he’s “pleased” that federal prosecutors are pursuing new charges against Epstein, it’s unlikely to ease pressure over his role in the notoriously difficult case — which none of his then-colleagues in the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami have publicly defended.

    Will the White House step in? President Trump, who cautiously praised Acosta, said his administration would look into the case “very carefully,” while some Republicans also indicated they’re open to reviewing “new information.”

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