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The House is getting its first two Muslim women and MA is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday's midterm elections.
This year, women not only increased their numbers, but the new class of lawmakers also includes women from a wide patchwork of backgrounds, adding to a Congress that is expected to be more diverse.
"With her victory tonight, Ayanna Pressley has not only made history as the first black woman ever elected to represent MA in the U.S. House of Representatives, she's ensured that Democrats have the voice of a young, black progressive woman helping lead the fight for inclusive populist reforms, " the political action committee Democracy for America said Tuesday night in a statement.
The first Muslim women have been elected to Congress, with Democrat Rashida Tlaib winning in MI and Ilhan Omar winning in Minnesota.
Arizona will send a woman - either Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema or Republican representative Martha McSally - to the Senate for the first time.
The Chicago native settled down in Boston after college and later became the city's first black councilwoman.
The elections also could bring a younger generation to Washington: Ocasio-Cortez as well as Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat running for a House seat in Iowa, are both in their late 20s.
Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states
He's not alone in thinking more needs to be done to address people who are locked up for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. A 10 percent tax on retail sales will be distributed between "local governments, K-12 education, and infrastructure projects".
Ocasio-Cortez wasn't the only 29-year-old elected last night. Thousands of women have upended their lives over the last two years join the army of organizers devoted to changing politics and electing Democrats in the midterms. She's also a lesbian and was among a number of of LGBTQ candidates. These six women along with dozens more congressional candidates, led to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives.
That scenario behind her, she'll now represent the 7th Congressional District - the first in MA where minorities make up a majority of the voting population. (Republicans retained control of the Senate.) This means we might see Trump's tax returns after all, and we'll likely not have to go through another Affordable Care Act repeal in the next two years.
16 women nominated for Governor (of the 36 states electing one today).
As of early Wednesday morning, 96 women were being projected to win House races, with 31 women newly elected to the House and 65 female incumbents. While stiff historical headwinds were blowing in Republicans' faces, the opposition correctly read the political needs of the moment and recruited an array of strong female candidates who were primed to exploit widespread suburban dissatisfaction with the president. Republican women like Kristi L. Noem and Marsha Blackburn, on the other hand, made history but were reluctant to mention their gender on the campaign trail, preferring to focus on issues.
Election Day brought some big and historic wins for Democrats across NY.
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Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature. With control of Congress and statehouses across the nation at stake, numerous nation's top elections were too close to call.
It's being labelled as a "send-off" for Rooney, who has been enjoying a wonderful spell out in the States with D.C. He went on to retire from worldwide football and was not part of England's World Cup squa in Russian Federation .
Chasing his 100th career title after winning the Swiss Indoors last Sunday , the 20-time Grand Slam champion was hardly troubled. Cilic wrapped up the opener in the 10th game, ending Wimbledon and US Open champion Djokovic's 30-set win streak in the process.
Japan had sought a waiver during negotiations with the U.S. , saying that its imports of Iranian oil had been falling recently. The United States will not be able to stop Iran's oil exports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
However, the update also brought the Performance Management for the battery to iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. This means that Foxconn might only produce some more 100,000 units daily to reflect the new demand outlook.
Prosecutors say the Sinaloa Cartel, named for Guzman's home state, smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States. Guzman, 61, has been in solitary confinement since being extradited to the United States from Mexico in January 2017.
The Tallahassee mayor has staunchly denied any wrongdoing, and said that he was at no point a target of the investigation. At one point, a heckler interrupted Obama just as he was warning the crowd about the dangers of divisive politics.
Ted Cruz is projected to win re-election in Texas , fending off a tough challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, NPR reports. Triumph spoke with Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke first and joked with him about his support with younger voters.
Prince died at 57 in April 2016, and a medical examiner ruled it an accidental overdose, finding fentanyl in his system. Miller's death came just months after he split from Ariana Grande and weeks after he was charged with a DUI.
Three young Girl Scouts and a mother were killed Saturday while cleaning garbage out of a ditch in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin. The girls were reported to have been about 10 years old and pupils of an elementary school in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Kidnapped school children released by gunmen in Cameroon
Cameroon has a majority of French speakers, with a significant minority of English speakers in the country's western portion. A principal and a teacher who were abducted along with the children are still being held, Reuters reported.
Nolan Arenado, D.J. LeMahieu win Golden Glove awards
He's the organization's first Gold Glove first baseman and just the third Braves corner infielder to capture the award. Mookie Betts , Jackie Bradley Jr . and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox .
Grab Apple’s artsy 2018 iPad Pro wallpapers
The 11-inch iPad Pro begins at $799 for 64GB, before climbing to $949, $1,149, and $1,549 for 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB, respectively. The new iPad Pro 11 pushes the display screen all the way to the edge of the device and has a magnetically-attached Apple pencil.
Samsung officially teases folding smartphone on Facebook
Both confirmed that the folding technology works, halving the size of the 7.8-inch plastic screen in a single 180-degree twist. According to a recent Bloomberg report, design of the foldable phone, codenamed victor , hasn't been yet finalised.
Barcelona in Champions League
Upfront, Luis Suarez is another player who has stepped up in Messi's absence, and should be focal point of the Barcelona attack. With Umtiti out, Barcelona will turn to a center-back pairing of Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique to stop Icardi again.
Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport
JAL's company rules prohibit its pilots from drinking alcohol less than 12 hours before flying any planes. As a result of the incident, the flight departed an hour late and flew with two pilots rather than three.