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New Jersey Hometown Cheers Muslim American Olympian Who Wore Hijab

Hundreds of people in Maplewood, New Jersey, turned out Saturday to honor Olympic bronze medalist fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Muslim to wear a hijab veil during Olympic competition. "I never felt different here," the 31-year-old daughter of a police detective and a teacher said of her hometown. Maplewood, a community of 24,000 people about 18½ miles (30 kilometers) west of New York City, honored her on "Ibti Day" with a parade and other...

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