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Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth has accomplished numerous firsts since being elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 then again in the Senate in 2017.

Senator Duckworth is the first Thai-American woman, the first legislator born in Thailand and the first woman with a disability elected to Congress. She is first female double amputee in the Senate and the first Senator to give birth while in office.

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President Donald Trump thinks Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) - the chair of the House Intelligence Committee - should be awarded the Medal of Honor for his work trying to thwart the Russia investigation.

Trump made his remarks on Thursday during an appearance on Fox & Friends, his favorite cable news show.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) speaks during a news conference about resisting the Trump Administration's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with at the U.S. Capitol July 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Citing no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the United States, Duckworth said the commission is an attempt at voter suppression and a threat to cyber security for America's 200 million registered voters. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trailblazing Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who on Monday gave birth to a daughter and became the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office, is a woman of many “firsts.” Duckworth is the first disabled female (and only the second female Asian American) to serve in the Senate. As an Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot, she also is one of the first women to have flown combat missions. She lost both legs and significant functionality of her right arm when her helicopter was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade during a mission in Iraq.

And now, with the birth of her second child, Maile, Duckworth may be in line to chalk up another “first:” the first U.S. senator to be able to take her baby onto the Senate floor while the chamber is in session.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee March 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zinke testified on the proposed FY2019 budget for the Interior Department. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, currently under scrutiny for spending $130,000 of taxpayers' money on new doors for his office, is under fire again, but for a completely different reason.

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