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A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay 60 million euros ($64 million) in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved. The German company was ordered to make a provisional payment of 3,000 euros to each plaintiff for certifying that implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) met safety standards. In what became a major health scandal, the devices were later found to contain substandard, industrial-grade silicone gel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump paid visits to church and the White House on Friday as the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.