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Trump and QAnon fan Marjorie Taylor Green stripped of committee post
Marjorie Taylor Green promoted baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and supported violence against Democrats.
Before the vote, she said that she regretted her views, including the brutal shootings in schools.
Eleven Republicans also voted to exclude Green.
According to the vote, the congresswoman, who represents the district in southern Georgia, will not be able to take her place on the education and budget committees.
This limited her ability to shape policy, as most legislation goes through a committee before reaching the House. The positions of the committees can determine the influence of individual legislators on their party.
11 Iranians detained in Arizona
US border guards in Arizona detained 11 Iranian citizens who illegally entered the country from Mexico.
The customs and border control service said in a statement that the group consisted of six men and five women.
Detainees are registered in Yuma, Arizona.
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Paris received a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, businessman and DJ in one person Carter Reum
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A huge winter storm caused an energy crisis in the US this week, with 4 million people in Texas faced electricity cut
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'The future of our country depends on how we act against corruption,' Lamola tells SONA debate - News24
Opening the second day of the debate on the State of the Nation Address, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said the Constitution and rule of law are sacrosanct components of democracy and "people in the country must respect these principles".
- Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said justice must prevail no matter who was involved.
- He said private sector corruption must also be investigated.
- An independent judiciary was the cornerstone of democracy, he said.
- Since its inception, the Fusion Centre has handled 231 cases or incidents related to Covid-19;
- 30 cases were closed after investigation and 31 accused persons are appearing in 14 criminal cases in courts across the country;
- R145,6 million in 72 bank accounts have been blocked by the Financial Intelligence Centre;
- R119 million has been preserved by the Asset Forfeiture Unit through the Prevention of Organisation Crime Act;
- The Special Investigative Unit has to date enrolled cases in the Special Tribunal to the value of R365 million and has to date saved R124 million involving supply chain irregularities;
- The South African Revenue Services recovered R165 million in taxes using the Revenue Services empowering legislation; and
- More than 12 referrals were sent to various departments for disciplinary actions for employees involved in irregularities.
- In total, R718,6 million has been recovered by the Fusion Centre back into the fiscus.
WATCH: 'It was just a prick', says Ramaphosa after taking vaccine jab - IOL
'It was just a prick,’ said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday afternoon shortly after publicly taking a Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Khayelitsha Hospital.
By Sihle Mlambo18h ago Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa publicly took a vaccine jab at the Khayelitsha Hospital on Wednesday, saying he did not feel pain afterwards. Five healthcare workers took their vaccine jabs before Ramaphosa on Wednesday, with Cape Town nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi becoming the first healthcare worker to get vaccinated for the coronavirus in South Africa. On Tuesday night, 80 000 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses arrived from the US at OR Tambo International before they were flown around the country to different vaccination centres. Ramaphosa, who signalled with a slight grimace and a thumbs up after taking his vaccination jab, spoke briefly afterwards. It was just a prick, I dId not feel much pain. This is an important milestone because finally the vaccines are here. Five people were vaccinated before me, it was a joy to see that nothing had happened to them, it was straight forward. I want to invite South Africans to take this up and thank Minister Zweli Mkhize for working so hard, he has had many sleepless nights, said Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa also thanked health workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and said he hoped the mass vaccination programme that the country is about to undergo would be flawless. To the doomsayers, who are predicting total mayhem and disaster, lets have faith in our system and in our health workers and let them do what they do best. We will continue to give them the support and all the assistance that we are able to, said the president. South Africa is kicking off its vaccination programme with Johnson & Johnson vaccines after it took a decision to put AstraZeneca vaccines on hold last week. South Africa had procured one million doses which arrived in January, but a study raised concerns about the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine dealing with the 501Y.V2 variant, which has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in South Africa since December. In the next four weeks, South Africa is expected to receive 500 000 more Johnson & Johnson doses. South Africa has secured nine million Johnson & Johnson doses, 12 million vaccine doses from the Covax facility, 20 million doses from Pfizer and an undisclosed number of doses through the AUs African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team facility. IOL
Regulator halts bid to give VIPs early jabs - Business Day
Plan was to build public confidence in vaccine but only the president and his deputy exempted
17 February 2021 - 23:12 Tamar Kahn and Genevieve Quintal The health departments hopes of having dozens of politicians receive early Covid-19 vaccinations to shore up public confidence in the jab have been dealt a blow after the medicines regulator turned down its request to include them in the first phase of the rollout aimed at health-care workers. The government launched its national Covid-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday, offering health-care workers the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot in a tightly controlled research setting in order to get around the fact that the product is not yet commercially available...