Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first by winning the Democratic primary in a congressional race, while voters set the battlefield in two other Minnesota districts that could help determine which party controls the House.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the governor's race.
Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term.
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday but was expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns, and support other Democratic candidates.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is advancing to the November election after sailing through the primaries without facing a challenger from his Democratic party; he will face small-business owner Matthew Corey, who won the GOP nod.
Pakistan's lower house of parliament is meeting Wednesday to elect a speaker in a vote that will show whether Imran Khan's party commands a majority after it won the most seats in last month's elections.
One of House Speaker Paul Ryan's former aides took a giant step Tuesday toward filling his old boss' seat in Congress, winning a Republican primary to advance to the November election against a union ironworker known for his mustache.
A group of women riding an inflatable rainbow unicorn got stuck in a weedy lake in Minnesota, prompting a rescue from Chisago County Sheriff deputies on August 11. Deputies were driving by Fish Lake, near Stark, Minnesota when they spotted the women.