It's day 1 for the new Democratic-led Congress. We hear from a Minnesota teacher goes to Washington to witness the swearing-in of her new representative, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Also, the former captain of Afghanistan's women's national soccer team talks about what she says has been a long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse of players by Afghan soccer officials. And, Israeli students dare to make falafel out of algae.
The abuse reportedly happened inside the country and also during a training camp held in February of last year in Jordan. Players flew out, and two male representatives of the Afghanistan Football Federation came with them. Khalida Popal, former captain of Afghanistan's national soccer team, had organized the training session in Jordan and had reservations about the men.
Sexual abuse allegations against a popular actor have rocked Argentina in recent weeks. Thousands of women have come forward with their stories of sexual assault using the hashtag, #Miracomonosponemo, meaning, "Look at what you've done to us."
For many Muslim Americans, the presence of a Quran is a symbolic moment amid a presidential administration that has seemed to wage an all-out war on the triple whammy of what Tlaib and Omar represent: immigrants, Muslims and women.