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Who Is Keith Raniere? NXIVM Founder Charged With Sex Trafficking

International Business Times

Keith Raniere, the founder of a secretive self-help group named NXIVM, was arrested in Mexico this week by the FBI on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy. He was deported by Mexican authorities after his arrest outside Puerto Vallarta in a luxury villa Sunday. The arrest was made on the basis of a complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York. The complaint is reportedly in connection to an ongoing federal grand jury investigation headed by the United States attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York. Born in August 1960 in Brooklyn, Raniere founded NXIVM in 1998 along with Nancy Salzman in Albany County, New York, and is popularly known as "The Vanguard" to members within the organization.


Mathematical Foundations for Social Computing

Communications of the ACM

Yiling Chen (yiling@seas.harvard.edu) is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Arpita Ghosh (arpitaghosh@cornell.edu) is an associate professor of information science at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Michael Kearns (mkearns@cis.upenn.edu) is a professor and National Center Chair of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Tim Roughgarden (tim@cs.stanford.edu) is an associate professor of CS at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Jennifer Wortman Vaughan (jenn@microsoft.com) is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, New York, NY.


Mathematical Foundations for Social Computing

#artificialintelligence

Yiling Chen (yiling@seas.harvard.edu) is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Arpita Ghosh (arpitaghosh@cornell.edu) is an associate professor of information science at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Michael Kearns (mkearns@cis.upenn.edu) is a professor and National Center Chair of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Tim Roughgarden (tim@cs.stanford.edu) is an associate professor of CS at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Jennifer Wortman Vaughan (jenn@microsoft.com) is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, New York, NY.


White House suspends sanctuary city reports over accuracy concerns

FOX News

The Trump administration halted its weekly report on sanctuary cities Tuesday over concerns about the accuracy of the data being reported. The Decline Detainer Outcome Reports (DDOR) aim to highlight local and state governments that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detainer program. Local officials who do cooperate with the program were angry about being included on the lists, The Hill reported. Franklin County, Pa. was placed on ICE's list of top 10 noncompliant jurisdictions despite providing lists of detainees to the feds and allowing ICE agents to interview its inmates, The New York Times reported. ICE acknowledged there was a processing error from Jan. 28 and Feb. 3, which "incorrectly attributed detainers to Franklin County, Iowa; Franklin County, New York; Franklin County, Pennsylvania; and Montgomery County, Iowa that were in fact issued to agencies outside of the respective county's jurisdiction in similarly named locations."


Trump railing against 'rigged' presidential nomination process

PBS NewsHour

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in Syracuse, NY on April 16. DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even what defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system. Instead, his railing against a "rigged" process appears aimed at amplifying his central message to an angry electorate: America is a mess, and only Trump can clean it up. "Politicians furiously defended the system," Trump wrote Friday in The Wall Street Journal. He equated the party's nomination procedures with the "unfair trade, immigration and economic policies that have also been rigged against Americans."