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Michigan Democrat Set to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress


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Former Michigan state legislator Rashida Tlaib is set to become one of the first Muslim women in Congress after she won the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat in the state’s 13th Congressional District. As the nominee in a district that has historically voted Democratic―and with no Republican challengers―Tlaib is all but guaranteed a seat in Congress in November’s general-election vote. She could be joined in the historic feat by one or more other female Muslim candidates who are also running in 2018. Tlaib will also become first Palestinian-American U.S. congresswoman. “People think it’s corny—I do want to change the world, and I want people like me to have a seat at the table,” the daughter of Palestinian immigrants told the HuffPost before the election. Tlaib is running on a progressive platform, including support of Medicare for All and a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Article Appeared @https://www.thedailybeast.com/michigan-democrat-set-to-become-first-muslim-woman-in-congress

Over 100 People in Chile are Accusing Catholic Priests of Sexual Abuse


Leaders of the Catholic Church in Chile are under investigation for a widespread of sexual abuse to people in their congregation.  Prosecutors in the country are investigating a 104 cases of sexual misconduct and half of those cases are against minors. Almost 70 clergy and lay people are under investigation, including three bishops. A high-ranking official has already been jailed for his abuse of boys, and  more allegations against other priests have surfaced. To read more about this story click here.

Octopus: An Alien In Our Oceans?

Believe it or not, some scientists suggest that the octopus is not originally from Earth! What can we learn from this remarkable creature?

By: Wallace G. Smith

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In August 2015, the prestigious science journal Nature published an account of the first sequencing of an octopus genome—specifically that of the “two-spot octopus” species. Sequencing an animal’s genome means examining its DNA in a complete manner to learn the details of its genetic “code,” and what they found of the octopus’ code surprised them with its complexity and arrangement. As one of the study’s scientists joked, “It’s the first sequenced genome from something like an alien.” Continue reading