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DETROIT | Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

DETROIT — A federal judge dismissed some charges Tuesday against eight people — including two doctors — in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic, finding it’s up to states rather than Congress to regulate the practice. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, … Continue reading DETROIT | Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Graham disagrees with Trump on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. response to the murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is close to President Donald Trump, is disagreeing with the president’s decision not to further punish Saudi Arabia over the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The South Carolina Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Graham disagrees with Trump on Saudi Arabia

United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, November 20, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Journalists who plan to cover this event in person must be seated in the Press Briefing … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

WASHINGTON | Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

WASHINGTON— More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before — at least 42, with one House race to be decided. With Latinos reaching an unprecedented level of representation on Capitol Hill, The Associated Press was able to document that 34 percent of Hispanics voters approve of how Donald Trump is handling his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

WASHINGTON | 41 Latinos in Congress, 2 races still undecided

WASHINGTON — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday’s contests, while six out of 15 Latino Republican candidates claimed victory. Francisco … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 41 Latinos in Congress, 2 races still undecided

WASHINGTON  | 40 Latinos in Congress, 3 races still undecided

WASHINGTON  — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 40 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when three undecided races are called. Thirty-two out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday’s contests, while six out of 15 Latino Republican candidates claimed victory. Francisco … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | 40 Latinos in Congress, 3 races still undecided

United States | “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers-None Swifter than These” Exhibition Opens at the U.S. Diplomacy Center on November 7

United States  – The Department of State’s Diplomatic Courier Service will launch the “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers—None Swifter than These” exhibition at the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State on November 7. This exhibition includes photos, videos and objects documenting the birth and evolution of the Department’s Diplomatic Courier Service – … Continue reading United States | “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers-None Swifter than These” Exhibition Opens at the U.S. Diplomacy Center on November 7

NEW YORK  | Poet Jorie Graham receives prize from Library of Congress

NEW YORK  — Poet Jorie Graham is receiving an award from the Library of Congress. Graham is this year’s winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the library announced Thursday. She was cited for her 2017 collection, “Fast,” in which Graham wrote of her battle with cancer and the global crises of … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Poet Jorie Graham receives prize from Library of Congress