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Ilhan Omar Wins Democratic Primary For Congress In Minnesota

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Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 5th Congressional District, putting her on a path to make history. Omar defeated four other Democratic candidates in a crowded race to fill the seat that opened up when Rep. Keith Ellison (D) announced his bid to become...

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Arts & Culture

The strange world of Pakistani glamour photography

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Sean Foley and Lukas Birk first travelled to the Pakistani frontier city of Peshawar back in 2005, when they visited the fabled town to interview tourists en route from Afghanistan. Fascinated by the culture of local photography in this historic centre of trade and commerce, they compiled Photo Peshawar (Mapin/Pix), capturing the magical mythos...

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Review: ‘An Ordinary Muslim’ Gets Caught Between Cultures and Genres

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It’s tough to write a coherent play about confusion. How do you dramatize a muddle without making a muddle? That’s the daunting task the first-time playwright Hammaad Chaudry has set for himself in “An Ordinary Muslim,” which opened on Monday at New York Theater Workshop. A timely look at the traumas of...

Women & Wellness

Tunisia's president vows to give women equal inheritance rights

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Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi says he will submit a bill to parliament granting women and men equal inheritance rights, in line with a proposal put forward by a government-backed committee. A report by the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee (COLIBE) released in June sought to address a number of issues related to individual...

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