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This graphic shows how much more diverse the House of Representatives is getting

The 116th Congress is shaping up to be the most racially and gender-diverse House of Representatives class in history.

Who’s in and who’s out of House committee leadership positions

With Democrats sweeping to power in the House, control of the chamber's 22 committees moves from Republican to Democratic hands.

The US just sent 10 new scientists to Congress, including an ocean expert, a nurse, and a biochemist. Here’s the full list.

On Thursday, 10 new science-credentialed candidates went to Washington: one senator and nine members of the House.
Ayanna Pressley delivers her victory speech after winning a Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts.

2 photos show the stark difference in the new representatives Democrats and Republicans are sending to Congress

All of the new Republican members of Congress are white and just one is female; the new Democratic members are majority female and 37% nonwhite.
Ilhan Omar.

Diversity wins: All the people who made history in the 2018 midterm elections

The 2018 midterm elections saw history made on multiple fronts, but especially in terms of diversity.
US Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) pumps his fist for a cheering crowd before departing a campaign rally at the Alamo City Music Hall in San Antonio, Texas.

Democratic stars Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillum both recently met with Obama, stoking speculation about 2020 bids

Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Andrew Gillum of Florida both recently met with former President Barack Obama in his Washington offices.
Dan McReady (L) faced Mark Harris (R) in the open race in North Carolina's 9th congressional district`

A hotly contested congressional race in North Carolina remains in limbo amid an investigation over possible election fraud–here’s what we ...

North Carolina's 9th Congressional District is in limbo after officials delayed the certification of election results amid a fraud investigation.

‘Just kidding’: Trump takes aim at Broward County official and fires off a late-night Twitter meme

In the meme, Brenda Snipes is covered with "I Voted" stickers, suggesting she played a role in the unsubstantiated claims of rampant voter fraud.

‘Another black eye’: Accusations of racism swirl in contentious Mississippi Senate runoff

Racially insensitive comments have tightened the Senate race in Mississippi, a state with a long and dark history of racial violence and oppression.