Her parents were Palestinian immigrants from the West Bank and Jerusalem.
"I'm Muslim and black", the hijab-wearing Omar said in a recent magazine interview.
Bassam Tlaib, the candidate's uncle, said she had "stood against Trump" at a time when "even our Arab leaders are unwilling to face (him)".
Omar, who arrived in the USA at the age of 14 after fleeing civil war in Somalia and lived in Kenya's Dadaab camp, campaigned on a platform which called for universal healthcare and tuition-free colleges. She eventually settled in Minneapolis.
"Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged", she says, talking while out on the campaign trail in Detroit. She supports free college education, housing for all, and criminal justice reform.
Omar, a Somalia-born community activist who served a single term in the Minnesota Legislature, easily won Tuesday's election for the Minneapolis-area congressional district being vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison. She has captured national attention because of her life story as a refugee who made her way into elected office.
Since then, she has not stopped campaigning: she worked full-time as a volunteer for Barack Obama, and on dozens of local and state campaigns.
If Jones wins the special election, which she is expected to because there are no Republicans running against her, she will only serve about 7 weeks in Congress. She came to the United States more than two decades ago as a refugee.
Hogan, who wasn't seen again on the show, never used the words Saudi Arabia, instead saying "here" and at "the Crown Jewel ". The 41-year-old is biding his time in WWE as he serves a doping ban from the UFC , which ends in January 2019.
Sayoc, shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing a tan jail jumpsuit, said little at the hearing but at one point tearing up. The official wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.
If the Nasdaq closes down 10 percent or more from its closing high, a level it hit in the session, it would confirm a correction. HOUSING SKID: The Commerce Department said sales of new US homes plunged 5.5 percent in September, the fourth monthly drop.
Allan Mann Jr (left) has been arrested while his son, Jermaine Allan Mann (right), has been reunited with his mum. Now 33 years old, he's been overwhelmed by the last few days and is choosing to keep his privacy.
The country's refiners imported around 10 million barrels, or about 1.4 million tonnes, of Iranian crude in October. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin made the announcement Friday.
Dimitrov had 13 aces in a 7-6 (10), 6-4 win against Roberto Bautista Agut and Nishikori beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-5, 6-4. Djokovic , who will reclaim the No. 1 ranking next week regardless of where he finishes, faces Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals.
The 87-year-old fell and broke his hip Tuesday while heading out to buy a lottery ticket in southern New Jersey . They ended up taking pity on him and invited him to join their own lottery pool with 141 others.
Immediately after Cormier's maiden 265lbs title defence, attention turned to the prospect of him have a trilogy fight with Jones. Derrick Lewis for the UFC World Heavyweight Championship took place at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Oil Prices Heading For Loss On Oversupply Concerns
India, the second largest importer of Iranian oil after China , may face difficulty in supplying its huge domestic demand for oil. State Department has set November 4 as the deadline for worldwide oil buyers to stop all their oil purchases from Iran .
China leads the way as worlds billionaires get even richer
Stadler said: "What we have seen in the past is Silicon Valley invents, China copies". "They do this by leapfrogging". While there are 106 new Chinese billionaires this year, there are now 51 newly minted former Chinese billionaires.
Red Dead Redemption 2 online beta to launch November
The boosters are filed under Bonus Content, and will be automatically enabled - feel free to disable if you fancy. Another scenario where the game ends is when you can not place any more dominoes on the table.
5 takeaways from Week 8 loss to MI
So another week of rest could do wonders for the wide receiver as next week we could get a more serious update on Black's return. His biggest game this season was an 84-yard performance against TCU, in a game where he also had several costly drops.
30 injured in floor collapse at party near Clemson University
Slann sent residents of The Woodlands an email saying the floor in front of the clubhouse fireplace had collapsed during a party. A large portion of a floor on the first level caved in as people were dancing, causing dozens to fall through to the basement.