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Omar, Tlaib Become First Muslim Women in US Congress

A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. Both women — Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, 42 — are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found themselves in the sights of U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies. Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis,...

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