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Kavelle Christie

Citizen based in Washington, DC, United States, United States. Joined on Oct 7, 2013
Expertise in Books, Music, Ethnic cultures, Politics, Social media,   see all» Entertainment, Government, Concerts, Charity & volunteer work

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Gambia outlaws female genital mutilation

Gambia has joined at least 20 African countries to ban the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), an antiquated tradition involving the partial or full removal of the female genitalia.

Alleged criminal re-arrested for stealing to pay legal fees

Edgewater - Some learn the hard way. A 27-year-old Edgewater man who was arrested for allegedly running a stolen gift card ring, was jailed a second time after posting bail, when he attempted to sell an additional 1,000 gift cards to pay his legal fees.

Will the UK government ban Donald Trump? They responded

The UK Government has responded to a petition signed by more than half a million people who called for the government to stop businessman and US presidential candidate, Donald Trump from entering the UK.

'Where is baby Jesus?' — Statues stolen across New Jersey

New Jersey - Someone out there will have hell to pay. Figurines of the baby Jesus are disappearing all across New Jersey and police officers are scurrying to capture the thieves.

Big Bang Theory sued for Soft Kitty

Alstead - The daughters of a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a "soft kitty" filed a lawsuit on Monday against TV's hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, for violating their copyrights.

Controlling partners to be prosecuted in England and Wales

Domestic abusers who use “coercive or controlling” behavior against their partners can now be prosecuted in England and Wales under a law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Suspicious fire at mosque on Christmas Day

Houston - Investigators with the Houston Fire Department are investigating a possible case of arson at a mosque in southeast Houston on Christmas Day.

Black Lives Matter shuts down 6 cities

Minneapolis - This afternoon, the Black Lives Matter movement staged protests across six cities to call attention to police killings of African Americans in the United States.

UK MP fires employee for taking sick leave

Telford - Controversial Conservative UK MP, Lucy Allan is back in the news cycle again — this time for allegedly firing an employee for taking an extended sick leave.

Contract workers accidentally throw out $5M worth of diamonds

Manhattan - The police have recovered most of the $5 million worth of jewelry contract workers at a Midtown jewelry store accidentally threw out on November 24.

Nicki Minaj's concert for dictator alarms human rights group

Rapper, Nicki Minaj has alarmed human rights activists by agreeing to perform at a holiday party in Angola for the communications company Unitel on Saturday.

Canadian Military members confidentially report sexual assault

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), has opened the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) to fight sexual assault within its ranks.

Rapper K’Naan to direct new HBO series about jihadi recruitment

Minnesota City - Rapper and poet K’Naan Warsame will direct a new HBO series about jihadi recruitment alongside Oscar winning director, Kathryn Bigelow.

Car blocking bike lane lifted by cyclist

An angry cyclist in Brazil gained international cyber-applause after lifting an illegally parked car blocking his path in a bike lane.

Skinny jeans cut blood supply to woman's legs, hospitalizes her

Adelaide - A woman collapsed and was forced to crawl from an Adelaide park after her skinny jeans cut off the circulation in her legs.

Iron Chef contestant's body found near trail

Taos Ski Valley - The body of missing former White House chef, Walter Scheib, was discovered near a hiking trail in New Mexico late Sunday evening.

Here we go again: North Korea claims it has cure for AIDS, Ebola

Pyongyang - North Korea says it has gone where no other country has gone before: It has discovered the drug that can prevent and cure Ebola, AIDS, SARS and MERS.

Op-Ed: Race war between Haiti and Dominican Republic goes back centuries

Two years ago I wrote a piece for the (then) Communities at Washington Times entitled, “Dominican Republic: Transit point for xenophobia.” Since then, not much has changed regarding racial tensions between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Detroit woman sentenced for killing friend with slow cooker

Detroit - A Detroit woman who killed her friend with a slow cooker during an argument over the 2016 presidential election was sentenced on Monday to a minimum of 23 years in prison.

Paralyzed groom surprises guests and walks down the aisle

Syracuse - Matt Ficarra who, was paralyzed from the chest down in 2011 after a boating accident, achieved the seemingly impossible when he walked down the aisle on Saturday night.
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