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Palestinian-American positioned to be first Muslim woman in US Congress

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Relatives of Rashida Tlaib, who is set to become the first Muslim woman to join the U.S. Congress, distribute sweets as they celebrate her election victory, in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa in the occupied West Bank August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

NEW YORK, Aug 9 — Rashida Tlaib, a mother of two and daughter of Palestinian immigrants once detained for disrupting a Donald Trump speech, made history yesterday, poised to become the first Muslim woman in US Congress.

The 42-year-old former social worker won a Democratic primary in Detroit safe seat. With no Republican or third-party candidates, she is positioned to enter the House of Representatives after November midterm elections.

“Thank you so much for making this unbelievable moment possible. I am at a loss for words,” she tweeted. “I cannot wait to serve you in Congress.”

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