Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Diversity wins the midterms. The women making history in 2018

Deb Haaland makes history Becomes first Native American woman to serve in Congress New Mexico
Pablo Mccormick | 08 November, 2018, 03:46

Here are the key trailblazing candidates who are diversifying American politics and have already won their races so far. His victory keeps the governor's mansion in Democratic hands. There has never been a Native American woman in Congress.

Haaland won her district's primary in June, which put her in position to take the general election against Republican congressional nominee Janice Arnold-Jones.

Ocasio-Cortez is the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a Bronx-born father and grew up in a working-class community. Add to their wins those of down-ballot candidates such as Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Nation Band of Ojibwe, elected lieutenant governor of Minnesota) and Debra Lekanoff (Alaska Native, elected to Washington state's House of Representatives), and we have even more cause for celebration.

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The game will also continue to receive new stories from the Lost Tales of Greece, a series of free missions. Ubisoft is treating Assassin's Creed Odyssey as an ongoing live game, and that means regular updates.

Pressley was the first black woman on Boston's City Council, and she defeated 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary.

In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party. It's not just good enough to see the Democrats back in power but it matters who those Democrats are".

Davids is the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Kansas, the first Native American woman and the first lesbian Native American individual elected to Congress. Yoder had represented the district since 2011. In an era when many criticize politicians for "losing touch" with the people they serve, voters can feel confident these women will remain connected to their hometown roots. In 2016, she became the first Somali-American legislator in the country. Polis, who declared victory late Tuesday night, has always been outspoken in favour of marijuana legalisation. Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey came out as gay only after announcing he would resign in 2004.

Tim Berners-Lee wants to fix the web, 30 years on
They're meant to ensure a free and open web for all, but some concerns have been raised as to their currently-vague nature. It's a delicate balancing act, but limiting some freedoms could end up creating a fairer, more open Web.

For the first time, Native American women will finally have representation in the U.S. House of Representatives after the commanding victories of Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids Tuesday night.

The daughter of a single mother army veteran, Davids is an attorney who chose to run for Congress after she completed the White House fellowship program under the Obama administration and during the transition period.

7-Eleven to pilot new Scan & Pay mobile checkout feature
According to 7-Eleven, customers gave the feature a high rating, with most customers rating it a 4.8 out of 5 for convenience. About 50% of the USA population lives within one mile of a 7-Eleven, the company said.

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