Dr Fakhruddin Attar

A second Michigan doctor has been arrested for performing illegal genital mutilation surgery on young girls.

Federal prosecutors arrested Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife Farida Attar, 50, on Friday and charged them with conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation surgery and aiding and abetting female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Demarlon Thomas

A prisoner who was recently pardoned by former President Obama was shot and killed execution-style at a Michigan halfway house.

Damarlon Thomas, a 31-year-old former gang member, was executed by gunmen who police say targeted him specifically at the halfway house on Monday night.

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Aretha Franklin and Tamron Hall

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is calling on the Motown family to help Flint, Michigan residents during the manmade water crisis.

Flint’s water supply became contaminated with lead and other pollutants when the city switched its drinking water source from Detroit’s water supply to the Flint River.

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The Game

Rap mogul The Game put his money where his mouth is and donated $500,000 out of his own pocket to provide bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan during the man-made water crisis.

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 36, said he donated the money because his younger sister and her children live there.

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Aretha Franklin and Evrod Cassimy

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies success.

In addition to donating food and overnight hotel stays for 25-50 people in Flint, Michigan, Franklin is launching her own line of food that will soon be available in grocery stores near you.

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Flint water crisis

President Obama signed an emergency order on Saturday, clearing the way for federal aid to fix the manmade water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

According to published reports, Flint’s municipal water supply became contaminated after the city switched its water source from the Detroit water treatment system to the Flint River in 2014.

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