Ilhan Omar Makes History As First Somali-American Legislator In US
The Minnesota politician won the state House race Tuesday night against her Republican counterpart.
Ilhan Omar just made history by becoming the first Somali-American legislator in the U.S.
The Minnesota politician won the state House race against her Republican counterpart Tuesday night.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Omar came to the states as a preteen. Before she emigrated, Omar spent four years at a Kenyan refugee camp to escape the Somali civil war.
Since arriving in the states, she's climbed up the political ladder. Currently, she's the director of policy at Women Organizing Women Network.
But her political career didn't make it this far without resistance. Just days after her primary victory in August, people began accusing her of immigration fraud.
Some outlets accused her of marrying her brother while also being married to the father of her children. Omar denounced the claims as false.
Omar's win comes less than a week after Donald Trump said Minnesota has quote "suffered enough" from its acceptance of Somali immigrants.
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen said the win "says something important about the future of Minnesota and what it means to be a Minnesotan."
1 year until Iowa caucuses, Trump's path more complicated than before
Not all Republicans who voted for former President Donald Trump in the past have the same opinions now, suggesting a competitive caucus is coming.By AP
Trump kicking off 2024 run with stops in early-voting states
The former president has visits to both New Hampshire and South Carolina on his agenda.By Andrew Harnik / AP
Georgia election probe report on Trump to remain secret for now
The judge said he would further reflect on the parties' arguments and would reach out with any questions before making a final decision.By John Bazemore / AP
Generators, spoiled food: Slow power repairs anger Austin, Texas
Power outages have left thousands of people without electricity in the Texas capital for nearly a week and are likely to drag on for days longer.By Paul Weber / AP
Coyotes, sharpshooters, and the wildlife debate dividing a small town
In recent years, the seaside town of Nahant, Massachusetts, has seen an increasing number of coyote attacks on animals.By Scripps News
More businesses are allowing pets in the office
A survey from Rover.com says nearly 75% of people are more likely to stay with a company that lets them bring pets to work.