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Friday, 14 June 2024 – 10:19

Briefing Thursday 8th November

Within hours of the United States mid-term results, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the request of Donald Trump. He was replaced by his chief of staff who happens to be staunchly against the Muller investigation. Read our analysis here:

A march in Warsaw, to celebrate the centenary of the country’s independence has been cancelled due to a threat of nationalists. Warsaw’s Mayor, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz stated that she was revoking clearance for the march due to the fear of nationalist violence.

The United States mid-terms have produced a series of historic firsts. Sharice Davids (D-KA) and Deb Haaland (D-NM) have become the first Native American women to enter Congress. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have become the first Muslim-American women to enter Congress, with Omar becoming the first hijab wearer to enter the United States Capitol.

And in other news,

Fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing, a favourite with former Love Island contestants have received praise for showing two sizes in the display pictures for products. They have featured the traditional image of a thin model, whilst also featuring a plus sized model wearing the product.

From the Speakerpolitics news desk, you are up to date.

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