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Is cutting little girls genitals an act of religious freedom?

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A Detroit federal courtroom will be deciding the limits of religious freedom in a case involving members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a small Indian-Muslim sect in Farmington Hills Michigan. The question that has been raised is the cutting of little girls genitals a constitutional right? That question arise from two 7 year old girls who underwent a procedure February. The mothers who brought them in have argued that it is was a moral and religious decision. Furthermore they say no harm was done during the procedure. The outcome of the case will determine the flexibility of the First Amendment and constitutional rights. To read more about this story click here.  

The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

By: Laura Shin

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The United States is becoming much more racially and ethnically diverse. At the same time, it’s becoming more unequal in terms of wealth and income. These two trends are combining in an uncomfortable way: the wealth and income divide is happening along racial and ethnic lines. Read More

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New Jersey could be next to completely legalize weed

By: Janice Williams

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Marijuana (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

A senator in New Jersey looking to rid the state of what he sees as its “archaic laws” concerning marijuana introduced a bill that would make recreational use of the plant legal for adults. Read More

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What is ‘sologamy’? People are now getting married to themselves

By: Catie Keck

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If you can’t find the perfect partner in someone else, why wait for the ring when you can get hitched to yourself? That, at least in part, seems to be the thought process behind “sologamy,” or the act of marrying oneself. Read More

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Gunfire on Philadelphia street injures 9, 2 critically

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say gunfire that broke out on a north Philadelphia block where people were listening to music sent nine people to the hospital, two in critical condition.

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Video Captures Sea Lion Dragging Girl in Water in Vancouver

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A video posted by Vancouver resident Michael Fujiwara shows a little girl getting dragged in the water by a Sea Lion. The Sea Lion was swimming to the dock after people were throwing bread crumbs for him to eat. A little girl got close to the deck and the Sea Lion grabbed her and snatched in the water. A man jumped in the water and rescued the girl. The girl was unharmed but obviously scared. Watch the video below.

Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/05/21/sea-lion-drags-little-girl-into-water-at-vancouver-area-wharf.html

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Multiple Injured After Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Times Square

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At least one person is dead and 12 injured after a car plowed into a crowd in New York City’s Times Square, the New York Fire Department confirms. Read More

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