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

    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 the procedure on […]

  • Tipster to receive $10,000 reward in Tennessee teacher’s arrest

    The man who said he helped police capture Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenaged girl, will receive a $10,000 reward, according to the lawyer for her family. Griffin Barry will receive the money Friday at the office of attorney S. Jason Whatley in Columbia, Tennessee. Cummins, 50, was arrested and Elizabeth Thomas, 15, was found last Thursday after Barry told authorities the two were staying in a remote cabin near Cecilville, California, near the Oregon border. […]

  • Undocumented immigrant population in United States in steady decline over past 10 years

    The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States has steadily declined over the past 10 years, amid a significant decrease in the share of Mexicans living in the country without legal status, a new report finds. The Pew Research Center estimates that 11 million undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million during the recession in 2007. The current estimate is also down slightly from 11.3 million in 2009. Most notably, Pew […]

  • Judge blocks part of President Trump’s sanctuary cities executive order

    WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities — the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda. In a ruling delivered Thursday, Judge William H. Orrick sided with Santa Clara, the city of San Francisco and other cities, who argued that a threat to take away federal funds from cities that do not cooperate with some federal immigration enforcement could be […]

  • Good Samaritan returns lost money order, reaps reward

    Yesenia Del Valle was in a panic. One minute, she was heading off to send a tax payment to the IRS. The next, she was frantically searching for the money order she’d planned to mail. Del Valle remembers, next, she “tore her car apart” looking for it. It wasn’t there. She went back to the Imperial Beach, California store where she bought the money order and was told it would take months for her to get her money back. And, […]

  • “It’s a disgrace,” President Trump slams Canada’s practices affecting U.S. dairy farmers

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ratcheted up his criticism of Canada on Thursday, slamming the country for protectionist measures it has taken with its dairy industry that Trump says have negatively affected US dairy farmers. Reading from handwritten notes during an Oval Office signing for an unrelated memorandum, Trump called Canada’s actions a “disgrace” and said the Canadian measures have hurt dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York. “Canada, what they’ve done to our dairy farm workers, it’s a disgrace,” […]

  • Oklahoma commission recommends death penalty moratorium, extending existing moratorium

    OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission recommended a moratorium on the death penalty in Oklahoma on Tuesday, extending an existing moratorium. Members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission made the decision unanimously. The panel released its final, 300-plus page report Tuesday. Former Democratic Gov. Brad Henry co-chaired the group. He said the volume and seriousness of flaws with the state’s system still needs reform before it can carry out the death penalty. Th extension is one of […]

  • Teen wears Black Lives Matter-inspired dress to prom

    NEW YORK – A Florida teenager wore a dress featuring pictures of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown and others to her high school prom. “When someone loses a mother, father or child in unnecessary circumstances, it should not be overlooked but addressed,” 17-year-old Milan Bolden-Morris told CNN after she wore the dress to the Pahokee High School prom on Friday. The dress was designed by Florida-based designer Terrence Torrence. The dress features pictures of 15 African-Americans who were killed […]

  • Jalapeno-flavored chips recalled over Salmonella fear

    Frito-Lay is recalling two jalapeño-flavored potato chip products over fears of Salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of jalapeno-flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and jalapeño-flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips is due to the potential presence of the bacteria in the seasoning, the company said. The chips affected by the recall were distributed to retail stores and vending machines and have a “guaranteed fresh” date of July 4 or prior. Packets of the chips contained in multipacks with a […]

  • Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

    Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee teenager kidnapped by her teacher, was withdrawn and thinner after she was rescued, family members said Monday. “She didn’t look like herself at all. She looked like she was very worn out, very thin. And very jittery,” her father Anthony Thomas said on “Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield” on HLN. “She’s somebody who’s actually more sure of herself, usually all smiles and she’s been sort of the life of the party.” Thomas and Elizabeth’s older sister, […]

  • Twin girls born with different skin colors celebrate 1st birthday

    QUINCY, Ill. – Happy first birthday to two unique sisters! Twin girls from Illinois — Kalani and Jarani Dean — turned 1 on Sunday, a year after their birth received widespread attention. Kalani has light skin and blue eyes, and Jarani has dark skin and brown eyes. The girls’ parents are Whitney Meyer and Tomas Dean, from Quincy, Illinois. Meyer has been posting pictures of the unique pair since they were born last April. While too young to handle their own […]