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U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs Challenge To Obamacare

After the July 27, 2017, vote on the Health Care Freedom Act, Newsweek “found at least 70 Republican-led attempts to repeal, modify or otherwise curb the Affordable Care Act since its inception as law on March 23, 2010.” The latest attempt was made by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states to have the law struck down by the U.S. Supreme […]

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Oxygen Shortages Create Spot Of Bother For African Countries

Countries in Africa are in a dire strait as they are running out of supply of oxygen. International health agencies have warned that the growing crisis faced by many of these countries is leading to preventable deaths. A doctor in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland reportedly said that between five to ten of his COVID-19 patients were dying because of […]

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Zambia’s Former President Kenneth Kaunda Dead At 97

Photo Credit wikipedia Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He died at age 97. Kaunda served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991 and was at the forefront of the […]

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China Tells NATO To Back Off

According to a press report, China has accused NATO of slandering its peaceful development after alliance leaders warned about “systemic challenges” coming from Beijing. China’s actions, including expanding its nuclear arsenal, threatened “rules-based international order,” NATO said. China took center stage for the first time at a NATO summit. For its part, China said its defense policy was “defensive in […]

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Lamentation And Starvation In Ethiopia

In a recent report, the U.N. noted that more than 350,000 of Tigray’s 6 million people are living in famine conditions, and 2 million more are at risk.  Some 140,000 of those facing starvation are children, according to UNICEF, which says 33,000 are at imminent risk of death. More than 2 million of Tigray’s 6 million people have already fled, […]

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Israelis Go Flag Marching But Palestinians See It As A Provocation

Hundreds of Israelis set to take to the street in a flag march through occupied East Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as a provocation. The new Israeli government approved the march, albeit using a different route than was originally planned. This march is an annual event that marks Israel’s victory over the Arabs in the 1967 war known as the Six-Day […]

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Low-Income Countries Set To Get Millions Of Doses Of COVID Vaccine

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced recently that his country would donate more than 100 million doses of the Covid vaccine to poorer countries in the new year. This announcement comes against the backdrop of U.S. President Joe Biden’s commitment to donate 500 million doses to low-income countries. The donation will be routed through COVAX – a worldwide initiative aimed […]

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NATO Allies Raise Threats Concerns

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders at their summit have warned of “challenges” presented by China’s growing reach and military strength around the globe. The group also addressed Russian actions in the region, climate change, and cybersecurity in its final summit communique. In a press interview, NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, “What we have seen is that during the […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Backs Employees Working From Home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is lending support to the new workplace dynamics by allowing his employees the option of working from home, according to press reports.    Facebook said in a memo to employees obtained by the Chronicle that “anyone whose role can be done remotely can request remote work.” “It’s clear that COVID has changed a lot about our […]