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Who is Nabeela Syed, the 23-year-old Indian-American who made history in US midterms?
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Who is Nabeela Syed, the 23-year-old Indian-American who made history in US midterms?

Nabeela Syed handily defeated Republican incumbent Chris Bos to win the 51st district in the Illinois State House. The youngest woman ever elected to the Assembly, she vowed to advocate for issues such as healthcare, education, taxes, and equal rights during her campaign

AOC uses Twitter jibe to spread information on abortion resources after US SC overturns Roe vs Wade
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AOC uses Twitter jibe to spread information on abortion resources after US SC overturns Roe vs Wade

AOC had shared information on her Instagram stories about safe self-managing medication-induced abortions according to the World Health Organization’s guidelines

Ghastly mass shootings, political forces align to prompt bipartisan gun deal
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Ghastly mass shootings, political forces align to prompt bipartisan gun deal

Last month's mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, have produced a groundswell for change in Congress

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar introduces anti-India resolution in House
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US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar introduces anti-India resolution in House

The resolution, introduced by Ilhan Omar, urges the Biden Administration to implement the recommendations of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has called for designating India as a country of particular concern for three consecutive years

'Relentless hate stream': Musk strikes back at far-left after revealing he will vote for Republicans
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'Relentless hate stream': Musk strikes back at far-left after revealing he will vote for Republicans

Musk's support for Republicans comes after he announced that he will restore former US President Donald Trump's Twitter account

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Kyiv, meets Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Kyiv, meets Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Pelosi, a California Democrat who is second in line to the presidency after the vice president, is the most senior American lawmaker to have visited Ukraine since the war began

As first woman on Supreme Court, O'Connor faced little opposition, but that may not be the case for Ketanji Jackson
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As first woman on Supreme Court, O'Connor faced little opposition, but that may not be the case for Ketanji Jackson

Democrats all appear to be on board to support Jackson, and could confirm her without a single Republican vote. Most Republicans, who largely opposed Jackson's confirmation to a federal appeals court last year, are expected to vote against her again

US Senate sinks President Joe Biden's push for major voting rights reforms
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US Senate sinks President Joe Biden's push for major voting rights reforms

Democrats and voting rights activists have championed the measures as a necessary response to Republican efforts to restrict voting, especially among Black and Latino Americans

'What I’d wished to read as a young Black woman': Three romance novels by Stacey Abrams to be reissued
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'What I’d wished to read as a young Black woman': Three romance novels by Stacey Abrams to be reissued

Abrams is widely credited as a leading organiser behind the election earlier this year of Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev Raphael Warnock to the US Senate.

Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter’s vice-president and outspoken supporter of civil rights, dies at 93
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Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter’s vice-president and outspoken supporter of civil rights, dies at 93

Mondale's bid for the White House in 1984 came at the peak of Ronald Reagan’s popularity, leading to a historic 525-13 landslide vote in the latter’s favour

Shouting, smashed glass, a sudden lunge, then a gunshot: Inside the deadly Capitol shooting
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Shouting, smashed glass, a sudden lunge, then a gunshot: Inside the deadly Capitol shooting

That afternoon both the House and the Senate were in session when the mob fought its way past Capitol Police officers and forced their way into the building

Donald Trump pressures Georgia official to ‘find votes’ to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in state
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Donald Trump pressures Georgia official to ‘find votes’ to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in state

Trump argued on the phone call that results could be changed, even mentioning the mysterious appearance of hundreds of thousands of ballots in Fulton County, a claim officials denied

US election: ‘Pivot counties’ that stuck with Donald Trump may be a warning sign for Democrats
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US election: ‘Pivot counties’ that stuck with Donald Trump may be a warning sign for Democrats

Despite expectations that Joe Biden, with his everyday Joe persona, would win back many blue-collar voters, he appears to have done worse with them than Hillary Clinton or Obama in both of his elections

Flaws in US census count jeopardise Trump's plan to exclude illegal immigrants from congressional reapportionment
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Flaws in US census count jeopardise Trump's plan to exclude illegal immigrants from congressional reapportionment

The move, unprecedented in American history, would produce an older, whiter, more rural population base for reallocating House seats that would mostly benefit Republicans, analysts say

After Georgia certifies election results for Biden, Trump campaign seeks another recount
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After Georgia certifies election results for Biden, Trump campaign seeks another recount

Biden became the first Democrat to have won the state since 1992 after a hand recount of nearly five million votes that lasted for several days

From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy
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From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy

Outgoing US president Donald Trump's overriding goal seems to be to simply throw out as many claims as possible, no matter how outlandish or baseless, in an effort to sow public doubt about Joe Biden’s victory

Head of obscure US agency comes under pressure to let Joe Biden's presidential transition proceed
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Head of obscure US agency comes under pressure to let Joe Biden's presidential transition proceed

GSA head Emily Murphy has yet to certify Biden as the election winner. When she does, it will free up money for the transition and clear the way for Biden’s team to begin placing transition personnel at federal agencies

US election 2020 shows that the American electoral college system is stupid and immoral
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US election 2020 shows that the American electoral college system is stupid and immoral

It's because the outcome of the US presidential election depends on results in individual states — and because those results are much narrower than the national tally — that Trump can claim there is a path to reversing the outcome, however ridiculous that claim is

Joe Biden elected as US president: From coronavirus to GOP and Donald Trump, several challenges await Democrat leader
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Joe Biden elected as US president: From coronavirus to GOP and Donald Trump, several challenges await Democrat leader

Biden’s top priority in the 10 weeks before Inauguration Day on 20 January will be building a staff and assembling the pieces needed to tackle the coronavirus

As Joe Biden inches closer to victory, his team steps up plans for transition to White House
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As Joe Biden inches closer to victory, his team steps up plans for transition to White House

Biden is looking to fill out his possible White House staff first, with Cabinet posts not expected to be announced until around Thanksgiving, according to anonymous sources