A doctor has been fired from practice at a hospital. A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala appeared in Detroit federal court Thursday, a day after being indicted. She's charged with six crimes, including conspiracy to bring the girls across state lines. It carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Nagarwala is charged with performing genital mutilation on the two 7-year-old girls in February at a suburban Detroit clinic owned by another doctor, who also is charged. Nagarwala and the Minnesota girls' families belong to a Muslim sect called Dawoodi Bohra. Defense attorney Shannon Smith says she performed a religious ritual, not genital mutilation.
An attorney is calling an execution “horrifying.” The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for investigations after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed Kenneth Williams' execution Thursday said that about three minutes into the lethal injection, his body jerked 15 times in quick succession. He lurched violently against the leather chest restraint, then the rate slowed for a final five movements. One of Williams' attorneys called the execution 'horrifying.' A spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchinson called it 'an involuntary muscular reaction.' The compressed lethal injection timeline could attract more scrutiny after Williams' death. Arkansas sought to carry out as many lethal injections as possible before one of its drugs expires Sunday.
When Judge James Robart of Seattle blocked his travel ban: His reactions to news reports about alleged Russian interference in the elections, and possible Trump business ties to Russia: He clearly didn’t like how coverage of his campaign was handled on the FOX NEWS show “The O’Reilly Factor” in early 2016: He used the official POTUS Twitter account to blast the media: In March, Trump Tweeted the claim that former President Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower: He used the POTUS account to Tweet about FBI Director James Comey, literally while Comey was testifying before Congress: This POTUS Tweet was incorrect - 113 of those Jihadists were actually released by the Bush administration: Not accurate, the MS-13 gang has been around since the 1980s: His response to protesters who want him to release his tax returns:
The public can be going in style in the Big Apple. In a park amid New York City skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000. It has freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. The free-of-charge facility was inspired by visits to the city's priciest hotels. It's open to everyone, even homeless New Yorkers. On Thursday, officials cut bathroom tissue as the inaugural ribbon for the toilets housed in a landmarked Beaux-Arts building behind the New York Public Library. The toilets - divided between the women's and men's sides - are reopening after a two-month renovation. The eye-popping elegance is a surprise in a city where public toilets are scarce and generally grungy. The public luxury was funded privately by the Bryant Park Corp., a not-for-profit that manages the city-owned park.
A dog attack is fatal for its owner. Police say a pit bull mix killed its owner during an attack on the deck of the woman's Pennsylvania home. Police say they were called to the home in Upper Macungie Township Thursday afternoon by neighbors who reported hearing screaming and a dog barking. Police say the dog was still attacking the woman when officers arrived. They managed to put the dog in the home so responders could treat the woman's severe injuries. She was taken to a hospital where she later died. The name of the woman, who was in her 30s, is being withheld until family members are notified. Police say the 3-year-old male pit bull-boxer mix was tranquilized on the scene and taken to the Lehigh County Humane Society where it will be euthanized.
The State Department on Monday night released 7,000 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, the fourth batch of electronic correspondence made public under orders from a federal judge, this time covering much of her second year as the top foreign policy official for the Obama Administration.
The emails offer up another view into her immediate group of advisers, both inside and outside the State Department; they included a number of emails where the content was redacted after extensive reviews by federal officials.
Clinton’s team moved quickly to downplay the email release, quoting reviews on cable news as the emails were made public.
CNN's @eliselabottcnn on latest HRC email release on @AC360: "no big bombshells, anderson" … "pretty mundane"
The emails are at times mundane, discussing when to release certain information, what time Clinton should call someone, or whether to meet with certain people about State Department business.
The emails show Clinton is not only focused on what is happening with foreign policy, but also the domestic struggle between Democrats and Republicans in the United States, as she admits to being very distressed by the big GOP wins in the 2010 mid-term elections.
This release of Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State contains more emails from longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, who again fashions himself as an outside personal adviser to Clinton on issues both foreign and domestic.
As expected, some of the emails were redacted for reasons dealing with sensitive State Department material, like this readout of a morning meeting:
The State Department said 150 emails were classified in this review – but they were not considered classified when sent to Clinton while she was Secretary of State.
“The information we’ve upgraded was not marked classified at the time,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner.
Other Hillary Clinton emails were blacked out for what one would assume to be personal information – in this case, an email about a Democrat from California, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).
Not only does Clinton send and receive emails from her private account, but also there are examples of where she sends emails to the private accounts of State Department aides:
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.