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Transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper is suing USA Powerlifting, the sport's biggest U.S.-based organization, after it barred her from competition on the basis of her gender identity. The International Powerlifting Federation, the parent organization of USA Powerlifting, adopted the IOC's guidelines, but the international group doesn't mandate that its national affiliates follow them. USA Powerlifting didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the lawsuit. "USA Powerlifting is not a fit for every athlete and for every medical condition or situation," the organization's Transgender Participation Policy states. After two years, however, transgender women were "fairly equivalent to the cisgender women," according to the study's lead author.
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Capitol rioters shouted "Hang Pence!" We need to, at long last, take Trump's violent words — and the incendiary words of Republican lawmakers that contributed to the incitement — both seriously and literally. We need to, at long last, take their violent words — and the incendiary words of the president and Republican lawmakers that incited them — both seriously and literally. They took Republican lawmakers' words seriously. They took Trump's words seriously.
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“He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.” “These facts require immediate actions by President Trump,” he continued. A few Republicans defended him, but most others simply argued that a rush to impeach Mr. Trump without a hearing or an investigation raised constitutional questions. With Democrats controlling the House, Mr. Trump is expected to become the first American president to be impeached twice. Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington sent a letter to Mr. Trump on Sunday asking for an emergency declaration to obtain additional funding for inauguration security. On Tuesday, a federal inspector general questioned an order to deliver the estimates before Mr. Trump leaves office, after whistle-blowers warned that the rush would imperil their accuracy.
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats briefed on security preparations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration said Tuesday there is an "increased threat" to the Capitol — and that officials are working to combat it. A member who was on the call late Monday with U.S. Capitol Police and other security officials described it to NBC News as "chilling and horrific." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., notified senators that they would receive a briefing Tuesday afternoon on inauguration security, a Senate source told NBC News. Later Tuesday, House Republicans are expected to receive a security briefing similar to the Democrats' Monday briefing, two sources said. The officials in the Monday House briefing also provided updates about the newly constructed perimeter around the Capitol and the increasing number of National Guard troops securing it.
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats are planning to introduce at least one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday for "incitement of insurrection" when his supporters violently breached the Capitol last Wednesday. Members will unveil the article and other resolutions during a session of the House at 11 a.m. "We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours," Pelosi said in her letter, which said that Democrats would pursue impeachment legislation next. House Democrats are expected to hold a conference call at 2 p.m. Democrats have overwhelmingly voiced support for the effort and fast-tracking it as Trump nears his final days in office.
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Factbox-Trump tweets attacked leaders and businesses
  + stars: | 2021-01-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Here are some of the most notable of Donald Trump’s 26,000 tweets as president, or on average 18 a day as president. Trump often engaged in name calling, misstated facts in tweets and attacked businesses or political rivals. REUTERS/Jim BourgMarch 2017: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. August 2019: Trump posts on Twitter a photo of what appeared to be the site of a failed Iranian satellite launch, raising questions about whether he had disclosed U.S. surveillance secrets. Thank you”Twitter added a notice that the message violated its rules for “glorifying violence,” shortly after it appended a fact-check label to another of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots.
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Here's a running list of those lawmakers making those calls:SenateSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.HouseSpeaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.Rep. Ayanna Presley, D-Mass. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis.Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga.Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill.Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif.Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y.Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif.Rep. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn.Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif.Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del.
Persons: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Kinzinger, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, Ed Markey, Patty Murray, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Carper, Debbie Stabenow, Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Sen, Jeff Merkley, Bob Casey, Sherrod Brown, Ohio Sen, Chris Van Hollen, Patrick Leahy, Mark Warner, Sheldon Whitehouse, Ilhan Omar, Earl Blumenauer, Ayanna Presley, Katherine Clark, David Cicilline, Seth Moulton, Mark Takano, Jennifer Wexton, Mark Pocan, Richard Neal, Suzanne Bonamici, Frederica Wilson, Tim Ryan, Jamaal Bowman, Eric Swalwell, Jim Cooper, Jackie Speier, Cori Bush, Rep, Diana DeGette, Gwen Moore, Ted Lieu, Charlie Crist, Lori Trahan, Rosa DeLauro, Conn, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Marie Newman, Jimmy Gomez, Jake Auchincloss, Mike Thompson, Kai Kahele, Tom Malinowski, Alexandria Ocasio, Doris Matsui, Rashida Tlaib, Alan Lowenthal, Dan Kildee, Pramila Jayapal, Danny Davis, Sylvia Garcia, Jim McGovern, Veronica Escobar, Anthony Brown, Don Beyer, Bill Keating, Alcee Hastings, Sara Jacobs, Nydia Velázquez, Barbara Lee, Madeline Dean, Donald McEachin, Chuy García, Steve Cohen, Kathleen Rice, Val Demings, Bonnie Coleman, Donald Payne, Steven Horsford, Mondaire Jones, John Larson, Mary Gay Scanlon, Nanette Barragan, Dwight Evans, Lucy McBath, Kathy Castor, Judy Chu, David Trone, Bennie Thompson, Jared Huffman, Haley Stevens, Sean Casten, Jerry Nadler, Joe Neguse, Sheila Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Jamie Raskin, Bill Foster, Paul Tonko, Angie Craig, Ted Deutch, Greg Stanton, Andy Levin, Mike Quigley, Brenda Lawrence, Sharice Davids, . Rep, Lauren Underwood, Tony Cárdenas, Brad Schneider, Robin Kelly, Suzan DelBene, Lou Correa, Chellie Pingree, Derek Kilmer, Rick Larsen, Gerry Connolly, Stephen Lynch, Gregory Meeks, Ritchie Torres, John Garamendi, Dean Phillips, Ami Bera, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Joaquin Castro, Kim Schrier, Pete Welch, Hakeem Jeffries, Scott Peters, Betty McCollum, Dina Titus, Katie Porter, Yvette Clarke, Chris Papas, Peter DeFazio, John Yarmuth, Brad Sherman, Julia Brownley, Grace Meng Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, Illinois, Penn, Ohio, Rep, . Rep, Colo, Hawaii, ., Texas Rep, Miss, Texas, Maine, Del . Rep, Ky . Rep Locations: Sen, Hawaii, Rep, D, Alexandria, Cortez, Chuy, Ky
It was, though, in some ways a natural consequence of President Donald Trump's chaotic four years in office, and a manifestation of his relentless attacks on American democracy. He stood with a clenched fist, in a stance that's become common amongst hardcore Trump acolytes. Sen. Mitch McConnell, once a strong ally to Trump, went further: "The United States Senate will not be intimidated. The messages were seen as lukewarm, with Trump weaving platitudes like, "We love you," and "You're very special" into his remarks. Trump followed up his Twitter statements with a video that rehashed his lies that he won the 2020 election.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday evening echoed calls by Democratic lawmakers for President Donald Trump to be impeached after his supporters stormed the Capitol. Pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol grounds earlier Wednesday while Congress had met to certify the 2020 presidential election. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday evening echoed calls by fellow Democrats for President Donald Trump to be impeached after his supporters stormed the US Capitol. Several Congress members condemned the violence, and dozens of Democrats have gone further with calls for impeachment and invoking the 25th Amendment. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted Wednesday afternoon that she was drawing up articles of impeachment to remove Trump from office.
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REUTERS/Eric Miller/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic congresswoman on Wednesday said she was drawing up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after mobs broke into the U.S. Capitol here following Trump's urgings to his supporters to fight to undo his election loss. Hundreds of protesters marched from a Trump rally in front of the White House to the Capitol and stormed the building. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives were evacuated as they met to confirm Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election. Calls for impeachment spread rapidly across social media from Democratic lawmakers, commentators and some of Trump’s fellow Republicans. Trump’s former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told Reuters via text: “Donald Trump and elected officials need to be impeached and removed from office.
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More than a dozen Democratic members of Congress are calling to impeach President Donald Trump again, just two weeks before he leaves office. "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. Other Democratic officials have called on his administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. More than a dozen Democratic Congressional representatives say they will try to impeach President Donald Trump again after his supporters stormed the halls of Congress to defy the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. Rep Ilhan Omar tweeted Wednesday afternoon that she was drawing up articles of impeachment to remove Trump from office.
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Democrats talk about 25th Amendment, impeachment after Capitol riots
  + stars: | 2021-01-06 | by ( Tucker Higgins | In | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The Washington riot that broke out Wednesday has revamped talk among Democrats about impeaching President Donald Trump or ousting him from office via the Constitution's 25th Amendment. It's not clear whether impeachment will gain support from most Democrats, and it's almost certain there isn't enough time to remove him that way. If Democrats impeached Trump after he left office and he were convicted in the Senate, he would not be permitted to hold office again. Several other House Democrats are now pursuing another means to hasten the moment Trump is constitutionally mandated to leave office. Under that amendment, the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet can declare the president no longer able to hold office.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Minnesota, Donald J, Trump, Pressley, Omar, It's, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, Mike Pence Organizations: Washington, Democratic, Trump, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Twitter, United States Senate, Senate, Capitol, Democrats, NBC News Locations: Ayanna Pressley of, Ted Lieu of California, Rhode
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Scientists Debate Holding Back Second Vaccine Dose There is international disagreement on which approach will better contain the virus. Doctors in Britain have been told to delay administering second doses of the vaccine so more people can receive an initial inoculation. Credit... Justin Tallis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images As governments around the world rush to vaccinate their citizens, scientists are locked in a heated debate over a surprising question: Is it wisest to hold back the second doses everyone will need, or to give as many people as possible an inoculation now — and push back the second doses? Health officials in the United States have been adamantly opposed to the idea. Officials are pushing the second doses of vaccines as far back as 12 weeks after the first.
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Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Trump to be impeached after he asked Georgia's secretary of state to 'find' extra votes to declare him the election winner in the state. Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Trump to be impeached after a recording showed him pleading with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to "find" thousands of extra votes and overturn Joe Biden's election victory there. Excerpts of an extraordinary recording of Trump's phone call with Brad Raffensperger, who is also a Republican, was published by the Washington Post on Sunday. During the call, President Trump can be heard sharing unsubstantiated theories about election fraud and telling Raffensperger: "All I want to do is this. Rep. Adam Schiff, one of the lead investigators in the first impeachment inquiry against President Trump, said of the recording: "Trump's contempt for democracy is laid bare.
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Evan Liberty, one of the former Blackwater contractors recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, expressed little remorse in his first interview since he was released from prison. In an interview with the Associated Press, Liberty said he was "confident in how I acted and I can basically feel peace with that." Of 17 people who died in the September 16, 2007, event known as the Nisour Square massacre, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found 14 killings were unjustified. Trump in December pardoned Liberty, Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, and Dustin Heard, military veterans all previously employed by the security firm then known as Blackwater Worldwide, according to a previous Business Insider report. The company formerly known as Blackwater was founded by Erik Prince, an ally of the president and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Persons: Evan Liberty, Donald Trump, Liberty, I'm, Trump, Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Dustin Heard, Slatten, , Ali Mohammed Hafedh Abdul Razzaq, Ilhan Omar, Connecticut Sen, Chris Murphy, Erik Prince, Betsy DeVos Organizations: Blackwater, Associated Press, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Liberty, Blackwater Worldwide, FBI, Senate Foreign Relations, American Civil Liberties Union Locations: Baghdad, Iraq, Nisour, Minnesota, Connecticut, Blackwater
Reps.-elect Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman on Sunday declined to say whether they will support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming bid to retain her role during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union." When Congress returns in the new year, members will vote whether to elect Pelosi for her fourth two-year term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Pelosi in November announced her intention to seek another term as the House speaker. Members of the House will vote when they convene for the first time in the new year on January 3. She was reelected House Speaker in 2019 when Democrats regained control of the House during the 2018 midterm elections.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennessee emerged alongside California on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge even while more than 1 million Americans have been vaccinated as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a highly contagious coronavirus variant sweeping across Britain. Some public health officials say Americans’ traveling and gathering for Thanksgiving contributed to the latest nationwide explosion in cases. All told, 31 U.S. states have reported a grim record in new COVID-19 infections for December as hospitalizations and deaths also spiral. The state was an early epicenter of the virus and has recorded more than 36,000 COVID deaths, far more than any other state. “I feel relieved,” Kansog, who worried about bringing the disease home to her elderly mother, told Reuters in a phone interview.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a highly contagious variant sweeping across Britain. All told 31 U.S. states have reported a grim record in new COVID-19 infections for December as hospitalizations and deaths also spiral. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked airlines to screen British travelers for COVID-19. The state was an early epicenter of the virus and has recorded more COVID-19 deaths than any other state. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, received the Moderna vaccine on live television on Tuesday.
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With Trump's surprise support for $2,000 stimulus checks, Democratic leadership and the progressive wing of the party have rallied in support of the amendment. Many representatives, including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have been calling for $2,000 stimulus checks since the spring, and are piling pressure on Mitch McConnell to make it happen. Democratic members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus reacted positively to Trump's call for $2,000 stimulus checks, a sum that several progressive members began advocating for in March. @RashidaTlaib and I already co-wrote the COVID amendment for $2,000 checks, so it's ready to go. Ocasio-Cortez called for $2,000 stimulus checks when the pandemic began in March and reiterated that call last week.
Persons: Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Rep, Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Mitch don't, Kamala Harris, Ed Markey, Sanders Organizations: Democratic, Congressional, Caucus, Republicans, GOP Locations: Alexandria, Cortez
President Donald Trump pardoned four men convicted over an infamous 2007 massacre of civilians in Iraq on Tuesday night. Blackwater guards Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard opened fire in a busy section of Baghdad during an incident that resulted in the unjustified killings of 14 civilians, including two children. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday a slew of pardons, including those for four former Blackwater guards convicted of crimes associated with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians, including two children ages 9 and 11. Meanwhile, Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, said the president had "hit a disgraceful new low with the Blackwater pardons." During the sentencing of the Blackwater guards, Ali's father said: "Today we see who will win.
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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Sen. Rand Paul feuded over whether members of Congress should receive a COVID-19 vaccine before healthcare workers and the elderly. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday defended her decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, argued that members of Congress shouldn't be vaccinated before healthcare providers and elderly Americans. "It is inappropriate for me - who has already gotten the virus/has immunity - to get in front of elderly/healthcare workers," Paul tweeted on Monday about his decision not to immediately get the vaccine. Recent polling has found that as many as half of Americans either say they won't get a COVID-19 vaccine or are unsure about whether they would take it. While Trump has promoted the COVID-19 vaccine and attempted to take credit for its invention, the White House has not announced any plans for the president to receive the vaccine.
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Unlike many other Congress members who are lining up to receive the shot, Rep. Ilhan Omar stated on Sunday that she won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine immediately with other members of Congress. Omar argued that lawmakers are "not more important" than the people "who are making sacrifices everyday," citing frontline workers and teachers. Unlike many other Congress members who are lining up to receive the shot, Rep. Ilhan Omar stated on Sunday that she won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine immediately with other members of Congress. Among the long list of high-profile Congress members that have taken the vaccine include Sens. Other Congress members have echoed the calls and criticized their colleagues for supposedly "skipping" or "cutting" the line to get the vaccine.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Omar, Brian Monahan, Monahan, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Rand Paul, Ocasio Cortez, Paul, Brian Mast, Ken Buck Organizations: Capitol, Drug Administration, Pfizer, Moderna Locations: Sens, Alexandria, Florida
A handful of both Republican and Democratic members of Congress are objecting to their colleagues receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of more vulnerable populations. A slew of Republican lawmakers and activists, led by President Donald Trump, have spent months spreading misinformation about the severity of COVID-19 and actively undermined efforts to contain the virus. A post shared by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@aoc)But some lawmakers have received pushback for taking the vaccine early. In a photo posted to Twitter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed her receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. He pointed out that the conservative communities that Republican lawmakers represent might be most unconvinced by the safety of the vaccine and most in need of role modeling.
Persons: Brian Monahan, , Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Joe Biden, Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Anthony Fauci, Trump, COVID, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Sen, Joni Erst, Ernst, Petula Dvorak, maskless, Karen Emmons, Emmons, Rand Paul, Tasos Katopodis, Paul, Ilhan Omar, Tulsi Gabbard, congresswomen, Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Matt Mackowiak, Dr, Demetrios Kyriacou, Kyriacou, Oma Seddiq Organizations: Republican, Democratic, National Security Council, Pfizer, Associated Press, NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Pew Research Center, ABC, Iowa Republican, The Washington Post, White, Harvard School of Public Health, Getty, Kentucky Republican, Republicans, Sunday, Hawaii Democrat, Twitter, Massachusetts Democrat, CNN, Black, Northwestern University, Oma Locations: Washington, DC, Alexandria, Cortez, Iowa, COVID, Kentucky, Minnesota, Hawaii, Ocasio, Massachusetts
Ilhan Omar has blamed Donald Trump's "criminal neglect" for her father's death from COVID-19 during an interview on MSNBC. On June 16, the Congresswoman announced that her father had died of complications from COVID-19, aged 67, the day before. Ilhan Omar has blamed Donald Trump's "criminal neglect" for her father's death from COVID-19 during an interview on MSNBC. The Congresswoman said: "My father and over 300,000 people have lost their lives because of dangerous criminal neglect by Trump and his administration. It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Donald Trump's, Omar, Trump, Jeremy Slevin, Jim Clyburn, Paul Alexander, Michael Caputo, Alexander, Omar's, Nur Omar Mohamed Organizations: MSNBC, Congresswoman's Senior Communications, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Independent, Health, Human Services, Public Affairs Locations: COVID, Somalia, Minneapolis, United States
Fact check: Altered photograph of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
  + stars: | 2020-12-18 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERSSocial media users have been sharing a photograph of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar edited to change her hair and look like a mugshot. The original photograph of Omar here , was taken by Associated Press photographer Scott Applewhite in Washington, DC on March 6, 2019. She can be seen with the same expression and wearing the same earrings as in the edited photograph. The description of the original photograph reads: “Rep. This photograph showing Ilhan Omar has been digitally altered to change her hair and look like a mugshot.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Omar, Scott Applewhite, ” Omar, Read Organizations: REUTERS Social, Associated Press, House Education, Labor, Capitol, BBC, Gwent Police, Facebook, Reuters Locations: Washington , DC, Washington, South Wales
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