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Somali Refugee Elected To US Congress

One-time Somali refugee Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, has been elected into the US House of Representatives.

Ms Omar, 36, migrated to the US as a teenager.

She beat Republican Jennifer Zielinski to win a seat to represent Minnesota.

Ms Omar and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib have become the first two Muslim congresswomen to be elected.

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