Growing up in New Jersey, the Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad used to fashion tiny hijabs out of tissues to wrap around the heads of her Barbie dolls so they'd look more like her and her sisters. Now, Muhammad is the face of the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll. It's a feat she described on Monday, when the doll was unveiled, as "amazing."
Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. Olympian to compete in the Islamic head scarf, is included in a new "Shero" line of the popular doll. Growing up in New Jersey, the Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad used to fashion tiny hijabs out of tissues to wrap around the heads of her Barbie dolls so they'd look more like her and her sisters. Now, Muhammad is the face of the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll. It's feat she described on Monday, when the doll was unveiled, as "amazing."
For a couple whose son was killed at the St. Thomas Knanaya Church in 2008, the mass shooting in Texas last week evoked painful memories. Watching the news last Sunday, Aley Malloosseril was overcome with grief over the mass shooting at a church in south-central Texas. In an instant, she was taken back to the day nearly a decade ago when a shooter opened fire in her church in Clifton, killing two people. One of them was her 25-year-old son, Dennis John Mallosseril.
ICYMI: A heartbreaking story of a church shooting in Clifton nine years ago, told by congregants and parents of 25-year-old Dennis John, shot and killed as he defended a woman from abusive husband. https://t.co/6FM9uIeBIA
Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump's private businesses. https://t.co/JP7kWYlzaM via @usatoday
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Selecting a term
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