These are the top stories for your morning, as tweeted by the US government

Minnesota representative-elect Ilhan Omar (D) claims Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) defecates in Congress after he recently announced his upcoming resignation from the House Speaker’s position. Omar took to Twitter on Monday to call out Ryan, who has announced that he will retire at the end of his term this year, for defecating in the Capitol after beating her for his House seat in 2010. Omar wrote: “My God. You are a very vulgar man. Mr. Speaker. Disgusting.” Omar who is Somali-American went on to remind her Twitter followers that her congresswoman-elect, Ilhan Omar (D), will also be leaving Ryan’s seat. Omar’s tweet has since been deleted.

Myrna Pappas resigns as Dominican Republic’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Madagascar’s former president, Marc Ravalomanana, who is serving time in exile, wrote a letter addressed to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina regarding the resignation of Ambassador to the U.S. Myrna Pappas, who is set to leave her post at the end of July, Pappas wrote that she “has watched as the achievements of the Dominican Republic and the people who comprise the D.R. have been sidelined in favor of trade agreements that benefit only some powerful nations,” according to Latin Post. Ravalomanana, who was ousted from office after riots erupted following the 2009 elections, also complained of “recrimination” over his foreign policy, as well as a “lack of democracy” in the nation, the report adds.

Sam Smith’s 1.4 million American ‘New York’ is tops on Billboard chart

British singer-songwriter Sam Smith’s hit single “New York” is the No. 1 song in the U.S., according to Billboard, which reported that it was the first tune from a British artist to reach the top of the album chart since Adele’s “21” in 2011. The 22-year-old star said of his U.S. success: “New York was written in a house in Los Angeles,” according to a release from his label, Capitol Records. “It’s been a year of so many incredible things happening with this record, and it’s been incredible to watch.”

Tesla’s Elon Musk unveils ‘Roadster’

Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday to unveil “The Roadster,” a SpaceX-powered vehicle that has a 600-mile range and can travel 620 miles on one charge. Musk also promised that the vehicle would be part of a missions to Mars, and he said he is “confident the capsule will be successful,” according to a press release. “If successful, and cost/volume matches mine, the seven people on board may travel in short order to Mars,” Musk added.

‘La Douleur,’ the most popular local TV show of 2018, has a new British star

Rally leader Marie-Mai Diallo, who garnered international attention for her role in the Maiga conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is now starring in “La Douleur du temple,” a popular local French TV show. The vlogger, who will be in France filming the TV series, has spoken out about her experience while working for some local lawmakers while filming a documentary called “Por Mere une de years est les Peuples.”

Mkhaimer Abdi, of Somali descent, becomes ninth mayor in Minneapolis

Mkhamir Abdi, an Assyrian Canadian, will become the ninth mayor of Minneapolis, a city with a majority Muslim population. When asked why he decided to run, Abdi answered: “With the rise of Islamophobia against Somali-American, I decided to run for city council but when I started studying, I realized how neglected the community was.” Abdi became the first Somali-Canadian to serve on the Minneapolis City Council in 2014, according to a press release from his campaign.

This article was first published in The Washington Post’s The Nation and was distributed through the Washington Post News Service.

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