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FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and eight for 12 years. She was investigated after the authorities received a tip-off. If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. FGM was made illegal in the US in 1996. In a voluntary interview with ...

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Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

Multiple Illinois residents have sued Microsoft over its Windows 10 upgrade program. They allege the company’s invasive upgrade practices cost them time, money, and substantial inconvenience by forcing them to deal with various unhelpful Microsoft tech support options, upgrades that were installed without the user understanding that they had an option to avoid it, and in some cases, loss of data or hardware functionality resulting from compatibility issues that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade wizard failed to detect. The class-action lawsuit against Microsoft claims more than 100 members collectively seeking $ ...

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Trump's new choice for labor secretary faces Senate

Who is Alexander Acosta? President Trump’s second choice to lead the Labor Department is about to get a hearing. Alexander Acosta, a Florida law school dean and former federal civil rights lawyer, is set to testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Wednesday morning. He follows Andrew Puzder, who withdrew his candidacy in February. Puzder lost Republican support amid mounting liabilities, including his employment of an undocumented housekeeper and allegations of abuse that were leveled by his ex-wife in the 1980s and later withdrawn. Puzder ...

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Seahawks' Legion of Boom faces offseason questions

1:23 PM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider was asked Wednesday whether cornerback DeShawn Shead will be healthy for the start of the 2017 season. “For the start of the season? I wouldn’t think so,” Schneider said. Shead suffered a knee injury in the Seahawks’ divisional round loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He tore his ACL, but coach Pete ...

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Trump travel ban faces legal test

President Donald Trump’s travel ban is being debated at a federal appeals court in San Francisco. The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. The US Justice Department will urge the appeal judges to reinstate the order, which was halted a week ago after two states said it was unconstitutional. Whatever the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals decides, it is likely the case will end up in the Supreme Court. A 15-page brief issued by the Justice Department on Monday night ...

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Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions faces Senate vote

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote on President Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, Jeff Sessions. A conservative senator and early backer of Mr Trump, Mr Sessions has been dogged by allegations of racism which overshadowed his confirmation hearings. The vote comes a day after the president dismissed Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who questioned the legality of his immigration directive. It imposes a temporary travel ban on seven, mainly-Muslim countries. If Mr Sessions’ nomination is approved by the judiciary committee, the full Senate – where Republicans hold ...

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Earnings bonanza; Fed meeting; Deutsche Bank faces fines

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Earnings bonanza: ExxonMobil (XOM), Mastercard (MA), Aetna (AET), Under Armour (UA), Sprint (S) and UPS (UPS) are some of the key companies releasing earnings before the open. Investors will be keeping a particularly close eye on oil giant ExxonMobil — whose former CEO Rex Tillerson has been nominated as Trump’s secretary of state. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Trump Treasury pick Mnuchin faces committee vote

Senate grills Treasury pick on foreclosure record Steven Mnuchin could clear a major hurdle Monday toward being confirmed as Treasury secretary. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote at 6 p.m. ET on whether to send Mnuchin’s nomination to the full Senate. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker and Hollywood movie producer, was one of the last of President Trump’s Cabinet picks to face Congress this month. Related: Trump Treasury pick: ‘I have been maligned’ At his confirmation hearing Jan. 19, Mnuchin defended his record as a banker. Committee ...

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South African artist shapes salt into famous faces

By Sisipho Skweyiya | PRETORIA South African artist Percy Maimela stumbled upon his talent by chance, when some salt crystals spilled on the floor of the shop where he worked and as he tried to collect them he realized they formed shapes that he now turns into portraits. His latest inspiration is former U.S. President Barack Obama. “You can just take small stones and make something that no one ever thought of,” he told Reuters in the capital Pretoria. “Even salt companies, they wouldn’t say salt is just for food ...

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Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh faces ultimatum

Senegal has moved troops towards the Gambian border in an effort to force President Yahya Jammeh to accept electoral defeat and step down. Senegal is leading the operation, which is supported by Nigeria and other states in the region. Mr Jammeh has been told to leave office by the end of Wednesday and hand over to last month’s election winner, Adama Barrow, who is currently in Senegal. Mr Jammeh has ruled The Gambia since taking power in a coup in 1994. Wednesday was meant to be his last day in ...

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