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Democrats seize US House control, but shutdown impasse remains

"It's a new day in America," tweeted Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee elected from Minnesota.

New Vision , Uganda Jan 4, 2019

Pelosi regains gavel as speaker of most diverse U.S. House ever

In the middle of the floor, Representative Eric Swalwell rocked his infant daughter, Cricket, when Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, stopped by to take a turn holding the baby.

Reuters , Africa Jan 3, 2019

Nancy Pelosi elected as Speaker of diverse US House

Among them are the first Muslim congresswomen - Michigan's Rashia Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar - and the first Native American women to serve - New Mexico's Debra Haaland and Kansas' Sharice Davids.

The Star , Kenya Jan 3, 2019

Democrats to take on Trump as divided US Congress gets to work | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

“It’s a new day in America,” tweeted Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Somali refugee elected from Minnesota, along with a picture of her standing on Capitol Hill.

The Guardian , Nigeria Jan 3, 2019

Congresswoman of Somali origin to become first democrat to wear hijab in US congress Kenya News

Ilhan Omar, one of the first female muslim members of the congress will on Thursday, January 3 take her seat wearing her hijab following the alteration of the rule banning religious head coverings.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 3, 2019