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In with the new.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

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As of noon today (Jan. 3), when the newest members of Congress are sworn in, the US will have its most diverse congressional representation yet, with 42 new women and 23 new people of color. There are more women serving than ever, and the ethnic, religious, and racial makeup is unparalleled. Among the firsts: the first elected Muslim women representatives and the youngest woman.

The ceremony, live-streamed on C-Span and C-Span 2, can be watched here and here:

📬 A periodic dispatch from the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in NYC.

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