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General News    H3'ed 6/17/20

Ilhan Omar's Father Dies of Coronavirus Complications

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Representative Ilhan Omar says that his father, Nur Omar Mohamed ...
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'It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away due to complications from COVID-19,' the Minnesota Democrat said. 'No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew him.' Omar arrived in the U.S. with her father in 1995 as a Somalian refugee, and was elected to Congress 23 years later. More than 116,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus, including more than 1,300 in Omar's home state of Minnesota.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have also lost siblings to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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