Medical/Health Care

Assault on US Capitol Possible COVID-19 Superspreader Event, Experts Say

Health professionals and other scientists are concerned that the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may also have been a COVID-19 superspreader event. The shouting mob that invaded the building was largely unmasked and not observing social distancing as they went through the halls of Congress and entered some lawmakers’ offices. Anne Rimoin, an […]

Governance

Black Leaders Cheer Georgia Success, Push for More Progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. But Black leaders and organizers say the rioters’ insurrection won’t deter the momentum achieved after […]

General

Democrats Win Key US Senate Runoff With Second Georgia Race Too Close to Call

Control of the U.S. Senate hung in the balance Wednesday with the result of one of two runoff elections in the southern state of Georgia still too close to call. Democrats moved closer to regaining control of the chamber with the Rev. Raphael Warnock’s projected defeat of Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Tuesday’s elections. […]

General

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Won’t Attend Biden’s Inauguration

ATLANDA, GA. – Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. It marks the first time the couple, 96 and 93, will have missed the ceremonies since Carter was sworn in as the 39th president in 1977. A spokeswoman at The Carter Center in Atlanta said […]

Business & Finance

The Pula depreciated by 1.9 percent against the South African rand

The Pula depreciated by 1.9 percent against the South African rand and appreciated by 1.1 percent against the IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR) over the one-month period to December 2020. The Pula appreciated against the SDR constituent currencies except the euro against which it depreciated by 0.3 percent; it appreciated by 2.3 percent against the […]