Prosecutors have rested their case after 10 days of testimony from 27 witnesses charging former Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney with sexual misconduct. Witnesses included six female officers who claim that McKinney propositioned, assaulted or threatened them.
A military judge will rule today whether to dismiss nine of 19 charges. If convicted, McKinney faces loss of rank, retirement benefits and 55 1/2 years in prison.
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7/29/2014 Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US - The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation (FGM) to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk, and how many have already experienced, FGM.
According to experts, FGM tends to take place during summer break when parents take their daughter outside of the country for the practice.
Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Gambia, experienced FGM there, and then child marriage in the US, started a petition that gained more than 220,000 supporters. . . .
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