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Hillary Clinton announces Tim Kaine as running-mate

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Hillary Clinton has selected Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Mrs. Clinton made the announcement to her supporters Friday evening via text message: “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate.

Kaine, who comes from a swing state, was considered the frontrunner for the position for some time. The Senator comes with a robust resume, however, he has been labeled as “boring” by pundits, something he’s embraced. Clinton said she applauds his efforts to take the label with an endearing nature.

Kaine serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is more of a centrist than some others considered for the post – including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Labor Secretary Tom Perez. However, the experience he brings to the table is what separates him most from his rivals — Kaine has served as a mayor, governor and senator in a state emerging as one of the top presidential battlegrounds in the country.

Kaine is also fluent in Spanish, a skill that Clinton can deploy to further mobilize a Latino community that already gives Donald Trump historically low marks as a candidate.

He was previously vetted for the position in 2008, though Vice President Joe Biden ultimately won the role.

During her VP vetting process, Clinton maintained she was looking for someone who could one day assume the role as Commander in Chief themselves — Kaine’s readiness to lead and rapport with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee are what ultimately sealed the deal, her aides said Friday.

Clinton called Kaine to offer him the job shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday. She informed President Barack Obama, who she reportedly consulted with throughout her decision making process, of her choice shortly after calling Kaine.

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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