Alex Azar Nominated as HHS Secretary
Azar, 50, served as deputy secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2007, under George W. President Donald Trump announced his decision on Twitter Monday morning to nominate Alex Azar as U.S.
"I'm excited to just partner with a brand that I know honors powerful women who are breaking barriers and whose sole goal is to impact the future leaders of tomorrow", Muhammad told People.
Honoured to have a Barbie modelled after her, Ibtihaj tweeted that she was proud that little girls everywhere now can play with a Barbie that wears hijab and said that having a doll modelled after her "is a childhood dream come true".
The hijab headscarf is worn by many Muslim women to conform with the religion's views on female modesty. "So to be in this moment, as a U.S. Olympian, to have Mattel, such a global brand, diversify their toy line to include a Barbie doll that wears a hijab is very moving to me". "My mom wanted us to play with dolls that looked like us".
Still, while there were a few critics, most commenters said they believed the doll represents a major step towards representation.
While presenting Muhammad with her Barbie, Graham reiterated the importance of this new doll: Muhammad's Barbie gives more little girls a doll in their likeness. Plus, they get to learn about fencing!
More Sunshine, Warmer Monday
Across our region, clouds will give way to sunshine today, which will boost afternoon temperatures well up through the 50s. More sunshine moves in this week with afternoon temperatures mainly in the 50s aside from Thursday when we could reach 60°.
Trump asked Xi to resolve Ball arrest
Ball, Riley and Hill remain in China after to team flew back to Los Angeles following the Bruins' win Saturday over Georgia Tech . The players were arrested last week and charged with shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store located next to the team's hotel .