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College cheating ringleader says he helped more than 750 families with admissions scheme

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March 13, 2019, 12:46 PM GMT / Updated March 13, 2019, 1:41 PM GMT By Tom Winter and Minyvonne Burke.

The ringleader behind a $25 million college admission scam that implicated dozens of people, including Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, said he has worked with more than 750 families.

They don't want me messing around with this thing," he said, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. »

NY prosecutors announce Manafort indictment minutes after federal sentencing

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president would decide whether to pardon Manafort "when he's ready.".

Less than a week earlier, Manafort had received a 47-month prison sentence in another federal case lodged by Mueller.

A spokesman for Manafort did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment on the state prosecutors' charges. »

Amazon removes books promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation

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The move by Amazon comes on the heels of a report in Wired published Monday that criticized the retail giant for offering medically dubious books and dangerous methods for reversing autism spectrum disorder.

For years, news organizations have pointed out Amazon’s practice of hosting books that promote vaccine and other health-related misinformation, but the pressure has intensified in recent weeks.

Last week, Facebook announced it would “downrank” vaccine misinformation shared on its platform and reject advertising that spread “vaccine hoaxes.” »