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Women Make History At The US Primaries As ‘Firsts’
In the mid-terms there was a number of significant ‘firsts’ for minorities and women. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is a Democrat with Puerto Rico roots, the former bartender became the youngest at 29, to be elected to Congress. She celebrated in Queens, New York and said, “We have made history tonight.”
The first Muslim women were also elected, the two both Democrats were for the House: Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib,42, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and for Minnesota Ilhan Omar, 36, a refugee from Somalia. Two Native-Americans women also won as first to get into Congress, they are Sharice Davids for Kansas City and Debra Haaland for New Mexico 1st District.
72,396 Figures In Calico Shrouds Made To Remember Western Front Soldiers
Artist Rob Heard spent three and half years hand-sewing the figures to represent Commonwealth servicemen who died and their bodies were never found after the Battle of Somme. These have been laid out at the Olympic Park in a temporary memorial. Thousands of them can be seen, each made specific to a name, the idea of making them came to him after injuring his hands in a car crash and knew his woodcarving career was over. He also knew that feeling sorry for himself was not on when soldiers were coming back from Iraq without arms and legs .
“November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our lives.”
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