Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

(CNN)Two Michigan doctors and a medical office manager were indicted Wednesday by a Detroit grand jury in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. Detroit emergency room physician Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, internal medicine physician Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, face one count of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation, two counts of female genital mutilation and one count of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. Doctors Nagarwala, …

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Why hasn’t North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The world is anxiously waiting for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. With every nuclear or missile test, North Korea gets closer to its stated goal of developing a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the United States. So what’s with the delay? USS Carl Vinson Navy strike group: What to know The pattern Domestic affairs and geopolitics are carefully considered when the secretive communist state conducts these tests. …

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Female genital mutilation procedure ‘hurted a lot,’ child says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for “doing good.” Court documents obtained by CNN contain that account, along with other details in the cases of three medical professionals now facing charges in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. The father of the girl — one of two 7-year-olds who underwent …

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The death row inmates Arkansas is rushing to execute

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The state of Arkansas will resume efforts this week to execute death row inmates before its supply of sedatives used in lethal injection expires. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight executions in 11 days, the most in the shortest amount of time since capital punishment returned to the United States in the 1970s, creating a race against the clock and a tangled web of legal challenges. Hutchinson said it was necessary to follow the law and bring closure to victims’ families. …

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Trump’s words used as defense for white nationalist in viral video assault case

April 20, 2017

… of violence, an argument that would undermine Heimbach’s defense. Fights broke out in several states at Trump rallies during the course of his presidential campaign, and low-grade political violence has continued in the United States ever since. Anti- and pro-Trump protesters attacked each other in Berkeley, California, just this past Saturday. Police arrested 20 people, and found weapons in the crowd including mace and knives. WATCH: Merriam-Webster throws shade at Ivanka Trump after she …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… found the story and promoted it with the hashtag, #SyriaHoax. Soon, that hashtag was trending across the United States. Cernovich latching onto the story should tell the rest of us that its credibility is pretty damn questionable. The man is also a #pizzagate truther, which means he claims to believe Hillary Clinton’s campaign ran a child sex ring out of a pizza place in Washington, D.C. Cernovich is also a rape apologist, and has said Clinton has Parkinson’s disease. Though analysts …

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Uber drivers just won a major victory in Brazil

April 15, 2017

… contractors, which means they work for Uber but aren’t entitled to employee benefits or protections. That model is key to Uber’s success and the successes of gig economy companies like TaskRabbit and Instacart that also rely on fleets of independent workers. Uber has faced similar cases in the United States, including a major class-action lawsuit in California. DoorDash paid $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the same issue just last week. In Brazil, Uber was ordered to pay the …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

… pro-environment and pro-growth. Now that Obama is out of office, he said,America doesnt have to chose between the two. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt holds up a miner’s helmet that he was given after speaking with coal miners at the Harvey Mine on April 13, 2017, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania. The Harvey Mine, owned by CNX Coal Resources, is part of the largest underground mining complex in the United States. Consol Energywasfined $3 millionjust last year for …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… event that most people don’t know about,” says Dan Carlin, a historian whose “Hardcore History” podcast examines World War I. “It’s a Pandora’s box. We’re still ironing out what it unleashed.” Here are three battles from “The Great War” the United States is still waging: No. 1: Fighting the enemy among us They speak in funny accents and don’t care about fitting in. So many are pouring across the border that they’re …

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US cuts women’s health funding to UN

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world. The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United Nations’ most significant population agency, which helps women in 155 countries around the world. The Trump administration announced the move late Monday, sending notice that it would pull $32.5 …

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Jared Kushner is in Iraq

April 3, 2017

(CNN)White House senior adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Iraq this weekend and is expected back in the United States early this week, a senior administration official told CNN. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was invited by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, and is traveling with him, sources told CNN. A senior administration official declined to say Sunday evening what was on Kushner’s itinerary in Iraq, his first visit to the country since …

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4 April Fools’ Day pranks that went horribly wrong and I am so sorry

April 2, 2017

… not only invited to the party but on his way to the fridge. I was unfortunately unable to stop him in time and all I could do is watch in horror as he opened the Prank Beer and foam sprayed all over his face ruining his nice suit. He marched out of the house cursing the United States and I am deeply sorry. 3. The Classic Sugar And Salt Switcheroo. April 1, 2015: It was a sunny yet brisk morning. I stepped out to visit the local restaurant with a friend of mine. Garth was his name. I did not see …

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Hispanics in the US Fast Facts

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the Hispanic population in the United States. Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States. Only Mexico has a larger Hispanic population than the United States. READ MORE: Hispanics show increasing cultural, economic and social diversity …

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In executive order, Trump to dramatically change US approach to climate change

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to rising sea …

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Why Trump the deal-maker came off looking incompetent

March 29, 2017

(CNN)A President who admires strongmen tried to strong-arm the Republicans who control the United States House of Representatives. Pass the repeal of Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, Donald Trump told the 247 Republicans, or else you’ll be ousted in a primary. When that failed to move them sufficiently he added another threat: Vote with me or you’ll never get another chance at health care reform. The Republicans gathered for an emotional pre-vote caucus in the basement of …

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20,000 lbs of frozen pizza recalled over listeria fears

March 17, 2017

… “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547. During routine sampling, FSIS discovered the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. “There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the pizzas at this time,” according to the recall announcement. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. About 1,600 cases are reported in the United States every year, with 260 resulting in death, according …

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Sperm donated in Florida may contain Zika, CDC says

March 14, 2017

(CNN)Sperm donated in three Florida counties since June 15 may be infected with the Zika virus, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned Monday. “When semen is donated it can be stored frozen for periods of time. It does not necessarily inactivate Zika, so it could be stored in tissue banks, used subsequently and people should be made aware,” said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug …

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Kelly: DHS is considering separating undocumented children from their parents at the border

March 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly confirmed that the department is considering separating children from their parents at the border. “We have tremendous experience of dealing with unaccompanied minors,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “We turn them over to (Health and Human Services) and they do a very, very good job of putting them in foster care or linking them up with parents or family members in the United …

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The President of the United States traffics in conspiracy theories

March 5, 2017

(CNN)The President of the United States traffics in conspiracy theories. Donald Trump has brought the art of blaming dark forces for the events taking place in our world to the highest levels of power. On Saturday, as he confronted the political crisis unfolding as a result of his advisers’ contacts with Russian officials — during the time that the intelligence agencies agree the Russians were systematically intervening in the election — he found someone else to blame. …

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What to know about the H-1B visa program

March 5, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have drawn both widespread praise and condemnation during his first two months. The administration’s latest move — a temporary suspension of the expedited processing of H-1B visas — comes as the Trump White House tweaks a court-halted executive order that banned travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The controversial ban led to massive protests at airports across the …

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