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US toughens ban on “abhorrent” female genital mutilation

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Thomson Reuters Foundation The United States has toughened its ban on the “abhorrent practice” of female genital mutilation in a move campaigners hope will bolster efforts to end an ancient rite forced on millions of girls worldwide.  The United States had already outlawed the widely condemned ritual, which dates back more than 2,000 years, but […]