Voice Of America
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The parents of one of the victims later admitted to the FBI that they had taken their daughter to Nagarwala for a "cleansing" of extra skin. The hospital that employed Nagarwala apparently was not involved in the case, and the physician was not listed as having any links to the office in Livonia, outside Detroit, where she examined the girls. Agents of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, who worked together on the case, said they have identified multiple other incidents where young girls have been victims of FGM allegedly performed by Nagarwala between 2005 and 2007, according to the criminal complaint. "Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls," acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch of the Eastern District of Michigan said in a statement. "The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.
Politico
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Until Friday, Barbara McQuade served as United States attorney in eastern Michigan. By Saturday, one day after the Trump administration demanded her resignation, her prospects as a candidate for governor or attorney general were the talk of the state Democratic Party. McQuade was among more than 40 U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama and let go by the president last week, an act that suddenly flooded the political marketplace with experienced federal prosecutors of the sort both parties love to tap to run for high office. It’s a move that could come back to haunt the GOP. New York is buzzing with rumors about what’s next for Preet Bharara, the highest-profile of the former U.S. attorneys, who has been tipped for elected office in the past. Kenneth Polite, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, resigned Friday and immediately reinvigorated talk of a run for state attorney general, mayor of New Orleans, or Orleans Parish sheriff.
The Guardian - World news
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The Truth About Cars
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Mondoweiss
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“The judge said this isnt a political trial, but the government in their desperation is turning this into a political case,” the Palestinian American activist’s lead attorney Michael Deutsch told The Electronic Intifada, in response to the new allegations. Barbara McQuade, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, issued the new indictment just a week after Judge Gershwin Drain ordered a new trial for Odeh. But faced with the new charges, Odeh’s defense team has asked for the trial that had been set to start on 10 January in Detroit to be delayed until mid-March. Odeh, 69, was found guilty of immigration fraud in November 2014, stemming from her failure to declare on her immigration and naturalization forms her conviction in an Israeli military court in 1969. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison, revocation of her US citizenship and deportation.
TIME - Top Stories
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Mondoweiss
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This is incredible news, said Nesreen Hasan, with the Rasmea Defense Committee and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. ... Now, the truth will finally be told, in open court. Rasmea will be vindicated. The committee called for prosecutors to drop the charges against Odeh. A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Gina Balaya, said: We plan to go forward with the trial to present our case. The new trial is to allow Ms. Odeh the opportunity to present an expert witness. It does not change our view or position on the case. To her opponents, Odeh is a terrorist who should not have been admitted into the U.S.... http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2016/12/06/detroit-palestinian-activist-rasmieh-odeh/95061048/ groups.yahoo.com/group/f_shadi (listserv) www.theheadlines.org (archive)
The Sun Daily
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Voice Of America
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Tuesday's election "the test of our time," while her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, declared "today is our Independence Day." Each delivered their remarks early Tuesday, as their final busy day of campaigning stretched past midnight. Clinton edges Trump in first in-person voting The events -- Clinton's in North Carolina and Trump's in Michigan -- were still going on when results came in from the first in-person voting on Election Day. Clinton got the most votes in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, beating Trump four to two. Results from New Hampshire, the other 49 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia will not be announced until after polls close in each one. By 8 p.m. Washington time (0100 GMT) polls will be closed in much of the eastern and central parts of the country, a group of states that accounts for more than half of the 538 electoral votes at stake.
Voice Of America
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Tuesday's election "the test of our time," while her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, declared "today is our Independence Day." Each delivered their remarks early Tuesday, as their final busy day of campaigning stretched past midnight. Clinton edges Trump in first in-person voting The events -- Clinton's in North Carolina and Trump's in Michigan -- were still going on when results came in from the first in-person voting on Election Day. Clinton got the most votes in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, beating Trump four to two. Results from New Hampshire, the other 49 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia will not be announced until after polls close in each one. By 8 p.m. Washington time (0100 GMT) polls will be closed in much of the eastern and central parts of the country, a group of states that accounts for more than half of the 538 electoral votes at stake.
RedFlag News
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The Huffington Post
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Politico
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Candice Miller, a seven-term congresswoman from Michigan’s 10th Congressional District who endorsed Donald Trump for president, is the kind of woman the Republican Party needs to be part of its future. Instead, she’s about to become part of its past. She’s one of just 22 women in the Republican caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives. But she’s not seeking reelection this year. And when her eastern Michigan district held the primary to choose a successor earlier this week, all five candidates in the GOP primary were men. The same day, all three of the party’s candidates in the primary to replace Dan Benishek, a Republican representing the northernmost part of the state, were men. And on Thursday, in northwest Tennessee, a whopping 13 names appeared on the GOP primary ballot in the district where Stephen Lee Fincher is leaving his solid-red seat.
TIME - Top Stories
10 months
S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. That case still remains pending in the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio. According to the charges in the indictment, this defendant not only attempted to have a federal judge murdered, but he did so to obstruct justice in a terrorism case against him, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade for the Eastern District of Michigan said in a statement Wednesday. This prosecution seeks to hold the defendant accountable for attempting to victimize the judge and for trying to undermine our criminal justice system.
RedFlag News
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You better remember Bob Torricelli, remember Andrew Cuomo. There’s a whole bunch of examples I could give you, Loretta. People you know, people that used to be alive and breathing and big in politics, you can’t find ’em now, Loretta. And, Loretta, dont make light of the fact I appointed you AG of the Eastern District. If I hadnt done that you’d be nothing different than the guy serving Ted Kennedy and me my coffee back in South Carolina.” BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What is the point of having power and not using it? What’s the point of having power and allowing your opposition to get rid of your presidential nominee? Come on, folks, it aint ever gonna happen here. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Leanne driving through Michigan. Great to have you, Leanne. Welcome to the EIB Network. CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you? RUSH: Fine and dandy. How are you? CALLER: Good.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Huffington Post
a year
(Reuters) - A U.S. court has been informed by a sheriff's office in Michigan that a lawsuit filed by an Uber driver charged with murder seeking $10 million in damages from the ride-sharing company is a hoax, a court spokesman said on Thursday. The U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Michigan was informed about the suit filed this week by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office after their deputies spoke with the suspect, Jason Dalton, in jail, the spokesman said. "At this point, it appears it is a hoax," said court spokesman Rod Hansen, adding if it is proven to be fraudulent, it may take some time to remove the hand-written filing from the court's online records system. Pali Matyas, an undersheriff with the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Office, told local TV broadcaster WDIV, the office became suspicious when it saw a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania postmark on a piece of mail attached to the filing that was supposedly sent by a person in custody in Michigan, a report from the TV station posted online on Thursday said.
Ars Technica
a year
Days ago, we reported on the Uber driver who said that he killed six people and tried to kill two others in Michigan because a " devil figure " in the Uber app made him do it. Jason Dalton. Then it appeared that 45-year-old defendant Jason Dalton was singing a different tune, instead blaming the murder spree on Uber management. At least that's what a federal lawsuit lodged under his name would have us believe. But on Thursday, Michigan authorities said the lawsuit—which touched on key complaints from Uber drivers who don't get overtime, sick pay, or health benefits—was a cruel hoax. The suit, lodged in Michigan federal court, was handwritten, named Dalton as the plaintiff, and listed the Kalamazoo County Jail as the return address. But what tipped off the authorities was that the suit, mailed to the Eastern District Of Michigan court in Detroit, was postmarked in Philadelphia. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
TIME - Top Stories
a year
A lawsuit against Uber filed under the name of the man charged with killing six people in Kalamazoo, Mich. appears to be fake, authorities said Thursday. Jason Dalton, a former driver for the ride-sharing company, told officials he is not behind a recently filed federal lawsuit that blames Uber for his imprisonment , Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told TIME. The handwritten complaint, which was widely reported after it was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, also definitely didnt match Daltons handwriting and had a Philadelphia postmark, Matyas said. I was highly suspicious when I saw the filing online, the undersheriff said. We talked to him and he said, I didnt do it. I dont know who did. I didnt authorize anyone to do it.
TIME - Top Stories
a year
The Uber driver charged with gunning down six people in Kalamazoo, Mich. in between taking fares is suing the ride-sharing company , alleging a host of mistreatments led to his imprisonment, court documents obtained by TIME show. Jason Dalton, 45, is seeking $10 million in damages for emotional distress he said he suffered by working for Uber, according to a handwritten complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan. His grievances included not being paid back wages or overtime, not being given a Christmas bonus or being invited to corporate parties and being forced to work while he was ill. I busted my butt for them, Dalton wrote in the complaint, which was first reported by the San Francisco Business Times . Uber treats their drivers like crap. Im currently in prison because of Uber, Dalton added.
The Huffington Post
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Hemmings Daily
a year
In the meantime, one of the world's most prestigious architecture shows, the Venice Biennale, will take a look at the Packard plant's possibilities as part of a focus on Detroit architecture . Curated by the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the United States's pavilion at the Biennale will include concepts from 12 architectural teams focused on four Detroit sites: the Packard plant, the Dequindre Cut/Eastern Market District, the West Vernor Highway, and the Post Office building near downtown. Ann Arbor-based T+E+A+M, one of the groups reimagining the Packard plant, said that it wants to create a vision that helps people imagine Detroit architecture not as ruins, but as material resources for building a new future. Concepts for the exhibit will be due at the end of this month and will go on display in Venice from May 28 to November 27. Organizers of the exhibit have said they want to display the concepts in Detroit following the Biennale.
The Huffington Post
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