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US mid-terms

Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump

WASHINGTON: Millions of Americans voted Tuesday, and results have been projected in several races in the US midterms, the critical first nationwide election seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Here is the state of play so far: Democrats take the house The House of Representatives has flipped from Republican control into the hands of the Democrats, US networks projected. Early results showed Democrats winning pick-ups in congressional districts in Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado and New…

Muslim women elected to US Congress for the first time

WASHINGTON: In a historic result on couple of seats in the US midterm polls, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar have become the first Muslim women elected to US Congress. Tlaib took Michigan's 13th congressional district in a race in which she was the sole major party candidate. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee, Omar, won fifth congressional district, replacing the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated his seat to run in the state's attorney general race.…

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

WASHINGTON: Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake. About three quarters of the 50 states in the east and center of the country were already voting as polls began opening at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) for the day-long ballot. Republicans were keenly aware that losing their majority will hamstring his political agenda over the next two years. At stake are all 435 seats in the House of…