Immigrants, first- and second-generation Americans continue trend running for office

November 05, 2020

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As votes are still counted in Arizona a billboard posts a site where people can look for election results, in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 4, 2020.

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The election this week saw a continuation of a national trend that began in the 2018 midterms — an unprecedented wave of first- and second-generation Americans running for office. And, for decades, the United States has taken the lead on efforts to contain outbreaks around the globe, from polio to influenza. Now, amid the pandemic, the US election illuminates, even more, a nation divided on science and public health. Also, the earworm “Baby Shark” was posted to YouTube five years ago by the South Korean educational company Pinkfong. This week, it became the most-watched YouTube video ever.


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