Lawmakers: Wells Fargo a ‘criminal enterprise’ like Enron

Lawmakers: Wells Fargo a 'criminal enterprise' like Enron

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is running "a criminal enterprise" and should be fired or even jailed, several members of Congress claimed. Rep. Michael Capuano on Thursday said the Wells Fargo (WFC) scandal and the people who lead the bank reminded him of "the guys who ran Enron," evoking a company that was found guilty of massive financial fraud.

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Liam Fox: Brexit is a ‘golden opportunity’

Liam Fox: Brexit is a 'golden opportunity'

The UK's trade with the European Union will be "at least as free" after Brexit as it is now, Liam Fox says. The International Trade Secretary said it was in other countries' interests to avoid tariffs which he said would "harm the people of Europe". He also predicted the UK would be a standard-bearer for global free trade and that Brexit represented a "golden opportunity" to forge new links.

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Egyptian MP Calls for Mandatory Virginity Tests for Admittance of Women to Universities

Egyptian MP Calls for Mandatory Virginity Tests for Admittance of Women to Universities

Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina continued his recent string of controversial statements, this time calling for all women to undergo mandatory ‘virginity tests’ to ensure their virginity prior to being admitted to universities in Egypt. In statements to Youm7, Agina, who was previously disciplined for stating women must undergo female genital mutilation, called on the Minister of Higher Education to issue a mandate that would require him or his officials to review all virginity tests prior to providing female students with university cards.

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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended from office for remainder of term

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended from office for remainder of term

Alabama’s top judge was suspended from the bench and removed from office without pay for the remainder of his term, the state’s Court of the Judiciary ruled Friday.

This is the second time Roy S. Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, has been effectively removed from office, following his ouster in 2003 over his refusal to obey judicial rulings ordering him to remove a Ten Commandments statue from the Alabama Judicial Building.

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More state election databases hacked than previously thought

More state election databases hacked than previously thought

Multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues that more U.S. state election databases have been hacked than previously thought. According to sources, a total of about 10 states have had their systems probed or breached by hackers, similar to what happened in Arizona and Illinois. CBS News has learned that government officials are increasingly concerned about Russian efforts to disrupt or influence the 2016 presidential election.

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20 Years Since Welfare’s Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

Twenty years ago, welfare as Americans knew it ended. President Bill Clinton signed a welfare overhaul bill that limited benefits and encouraged poor people to find jobs. "We're going to make it all new again, and see if we can't create a system of incentives which reinforce work and family and independence," Clinton said at a White House bill signing ceremony. The goals were admirable: help poor families get into the workforce so they'd no longer need government aid. They'd get job training and support, such as help with child care.

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Hunting ban backed by 84% of voters, poll finds

Hunting ban backed by 84% of voters, poll finds

Any attempts to repeal the Hunting Act would be "deeply unpopular" among the majority of the British public, a new poll has found. The Ipsos MORI poll commissioned by animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports found 84% of the public do not want a return to fox hunting. Opposition to hare hunting and deer hunting was even stronger, at 91% and 88% respectively.

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