The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Thursday which would loosen Obama-era regulations on e-cigarettes. The proposal was brought about by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) of California, a vocal and longtime supporter of the use of e-cigarettes, colloquially known as “vapes.” Under Barack Obama, the Food and Drug Administration began classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco
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Two Metro Detroit doctors have been indicted by a federal grand jury for performing female genital mutilation on underage girls. On Wednesday, the charges were brought up against both physicians, Jumana Nagarwala and Fakhruddin Attar, as well as Attar’s wife, Farida. The case against the group alleges that Nagarwala made use of Dr. Attar’s medical
Disability advocates have filed two lawsuits against the operator of the New York City subway, claiming that a lack of concessions for handicapped riders is tantamount to discrimination. The complaint notes that of the 472 underground and elevated stations scattered across each of the Five Boroughs, fewer than a quarter are outfitted with ramps or
Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is facing a new lawsuit from several of its inmates hardly a month after having settled the same matter with another former detainee. The three inmates at the state’s only all-women’s prison claim they were sexually abused by a physician as well as two medical staffers. The doctor in question,
A deadly fungus which thrives in hospitals, recently arrived in America, has the acting director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention scrambling to prevent a catastrophe. Although the fungus, still commonly called by its scientific name, Candida auris, was identified as a threat over a month ago, its rapid spread has health officials
Amidst talk of a border wall and trade war, the Mexican government scored a small victory by way of economic sanctions against the hard-talking Trump administration. For nearly a decade, the United States curtailed imports of tuna from its southern neighbor. American officials wanted Mexico to comply with domestic tuna fishing standards, which ensure catches
The I.R.S. is getting ready to employ the services of four private debt collectors in attempt to collect past-due taxes. Critics of the plan, including consumer watchdog groups, have warned that employing private debt collectors could encourage scammers to try extorting vulnerable and low-income Americans with outstanding I.R.S. balances. The Justice Department recently brought indictments
A group of lawyers is suing the Justice Department and FBI in attempt to resolve the controversy surrounding the President’s claim of being wiretapped by the Obama administration. American Oversight, which is a nonpartisan and pro-transparency organization, is requesting records which would substantiate or definitively disprove Donald Trump’s wildfire and accusatory Tweets. They’ve also demanded
On Friday, President Trump told Dreamers to ‘rest easy,’ reaffirming his administration’s commitment to target criminals for deportation rather than children brought to the United States illegally as children. The term “Dreamer” is used to refer to individuals making use of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly abbreviated as DACA. The program was
A top operator of private prisons is requesting the Texas legislature to license its facilities to hold children due for deportation alongside their parents. Citing studies which show that holding children alongside their parents eases the psychological burden of incarceration, GEO Group is petitioning Texas lawmakers to introduce legislation allowing the practice. GEO Group is
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