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Loretta Sanchez, Kamala Harris square off in Senatorial debate

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The California Senate race between Democrats Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris is making history, as Republicans have been left out of the general election match-up for the first time thanks to the state’s “jungle” primary system.

However, Sanchez sought to leave her own memorable moment for voters to remember during her debate against Harris Wednesday night — the Congresswoman who represents California’s 38th District became the first major politician to do the “dab” on a debate stage.

As the debate moderator interjected to let Sanchez know that her time is up, she continued her remarks for about 10 seconds before concluding by striking a pose that many recognized as the “dab.”

The “dab” is a dance move that was popularized by Atlanta rap group “Migos” in their 2015 single “Look at My Dab,” and has since become a dance that symbolizes victory.

Harris, the Indian-American Attorney General of California vying for the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer, was not amused by the move. “So, there’s a clear different between the candidates in this race,” Harris said with a smirk.

Her campaign later criticized Sanchez’s pose and Harris’ communication director Nathan Click tweeted that Sanchez’s dab was “as weak as the rest of her debate performance.”

Sanchez’s spokesman Luis Vizcaino confirmed on Twitter that Sanchez, indeed, meant to dab.

“And this is why Millennials support @Loretta2016 for Senate,” he tweeted.

The dab first made its way into national politics when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dabbed on “Ellen” in January, but it has been widely popular in the sports world.

It was later popularized by Carolina Panthers quarterback and 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton, who first dabbed after scoring a touchdown in a win over the Seattle Seahawks last October.

It is yet to be seen whether Sanchez’s move will set a trend in the political world.

Both of California’s current Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, whose seat Sanchez and Harris are seeking after she retires at the end of the term, endorsed Harris Thursday.

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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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