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Somali-American Lawmaker Ignites Controversy in Diverse Minneapolis

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has a way of attracting attention. Four months ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. Her election was heralded by many as a sign of a more diverse generation of politicians coming to power on Capitol Hill. But just weeks into her first congressional term, Omar ignited a controversy with a tweet invoking an offensive trope suggesting U.S. lawmakers' support for Israel was swayed...

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