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Historic numbers of women of color are nominees for the House and Senate in the 2020 elections

Credit: CBS News- Published on October 30, 2020
An historic number of women of color, at least 117, are nominees for the House and Senate this November. Most of those women running to make Congress more diverse are Democrats, approximately half are African American and more than a quarter are Hispanic. Nikole Killion reports.
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United States Senate

Upper house of the United States Congress
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are closing in on the framework for a coronavirus stimulus deal, after months of..
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President Trump is heading to Valdosta, Georgia, for a rally Saturday evening to support two incumbent Republican senators facing January runoff elections..
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A right-wing rancher with a libertarian streak, Ms. Lummis, who served four terms in the House, is the first woman to represent Wyoming in the Senate.
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Senators Lamar Alexander, a Republican, and Tom Udall, a Democrat, agree the institution needs fixing but differ on what the solution is.
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President Trump will travel to Georgia for a rally on Saturday. He's throwing his support behind the two Republican candidates in the state's Senate runoff..
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United States House of Representatives

Lower house of the United States Congress
Here are the top stories for Friday, Dec. 4th: Biden pushes for quick COVID relief bill; Pence, Obama campaign for Senate candidates in Ga.; House passes..
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is defending her willingness to accept a smaller proposal for COVID-19 rescue package, which would now be in the $1 trillion..
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On the same day the House passed the bill, a tiger nearly tore off a volunteer's arm at Big Cat Rescue, the business operated by Carole Baskin, who has spent..
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Stung by big losses in the elections that shrank their majority, Democrats selected Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York to reboot their campaign..
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African Americans

Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry
Wilton Gregory would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red cap.
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If you've heard of Gregory, it might have been this summer, as Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the capital.
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United States Congress

Legislature of the United States
With Friday's latest jobs report revealing more signs of a slowing economy, President-elect Joe Biden said there is no time to lose and urged President Trump and..
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