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The viewer question this morning: Student body COSAS is threatening to shut down private schools in Gauteng today, citing safety concerns. Should private schools be allowed to reopen? Head to to cast your vote. Courtesy #DStv403 

Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has done an about-turn. She's made a statement of guilt at a police station in Emalahleni and accepted a fine. She was adamant she didn't break the law when going without a mask at Jackson Mthembu's funeral. Courtesy #DStv403 

Graduates entering the job space face greater challenges now in the midst of a pandemic. But a Cape Town-based NPO, Abaguquli, is looking to help ease them into employment by upskilling them before they approach the job market. Aasiyah Adams spoke to Tumelo Mothotoane. #DStv403 

A grateful nation bows in gratitude: PM @narendramodi  pays homage at the National War Memorial on #RepublicDay 

#WATCH | India's warfare might on full display at Rajpath on the occasion of #RepublicDay .

Speaking via weblink at the World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for global unity to battle the pandemic and reboot the economy.

Even the worst quality air, thick smoke and haze, due to the devastating fires in California, does not stop these amazingly hard working farmers from collecting peas.

AWESOME! Target announced Monday that it will reward all of the company’s hourly employees with $500 bonuses for their work during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says if he was still a member of Congress he would "vote to convict" former Pres. Trump. "It's clear that the president used every lever he had to overturn the election," Flake said.


Scoops of the Day

"This plan to try to steal an election was hatched by Donald Trump months ago." @clairecmc  on the House delivering an impeachment article against Trump to the Senate. #thereidout 

NEW: Press sec. Psaki announces there will be an ASL interpreter at daily White House press briefings. "The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American."

“We fundamentally need the fossil fuel industry to disappear,” says climate change expert @MichaelEMann , but in a managed, responsible way. In the meantime, one key move the Biden administration can make is to do away with the “crazy” subsidies that fossil fuel companies receive.

Lateena was last seen in Houston, #Texas  on January 20, 2021. She may wear glasses.

Song Yoo-jung, a 26-year-old actress, was found dead on Saturday in Seoul, South Korea. The cause was not disclosed, but her death follows a series of suicides by young entertainers in the country.

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World traces Sowell’s journey from humble beginnings to the Hoover Institution—becoming one of our era’s greatest economists, political philosophers, and prolific authors. Watch#SowellFilm  now:

U.S. voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems sued Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of defamation in what it called his 'big lie' campaign about widespread fraud in the presidential election, court documents show

For those asking questions on my feed about Putin's properties, please watch the @navalny  video yourself & make your own judgements. As you watch, ask, if not for Putin, then for whom? "Putin's palace. History of world's largest bribe"

Rioters looted stores, set fires and clashed with police in several Dutch cities, resulting in more than 240 arrests, after tougher coronavirus restrictions, including a night curfew, prompted demonstrations nationwide

Bernie Sanders: ’We're going to use reconciliation—that is 50 votes in the Senate plus the vice president—to pass legislation desperately needed by working families in this country right now. [Republicans] did it. We're going to do it’


Scoops of the Week

The inmates are no longer running the asylum. What a relief.

I meant ASAP when I said it. Just made a number of calls and have been informed Capitol Police have apologized to the Guardsmen and they will be allowed back into the complex tonight. I’ll keep checking to make sure they are.

"They hated him so much, they checked their objectivity." Journalist@megynkellyon  the US media's coverage of President Trump, adding that the destruction of trust in the media led to the storming of the Capitol earlier this month #Newsnight 

We must believe in ourselves, believe in our country, and believe in what we can do—together.

A group of Senate Democrats file an ethics complaint against Sens. Hawley and Cruz, calling for an investigation to determine whether the pair coordinated with the organizers of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Protests calling for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be released are taking place in Russia today. Sky's @dimagnay  says about 240 arrests have been made so far, with police appearing to be arresting protesters 'at random' Read more:

NEW: Press Sec. Psaki announces Biden admin. efforts to combat domestic violent extremism: • DNI to oversee a "comprehensive threat assessment" • "Build NSC capability" to counter extremism, disrupt extremist networks • Coordination among federal depts. on evolving threats

So I just watched @AmandaSCGorman  give an interview on PBS where she talks about a white man telling her that her work is "too confident" & I just need a name hon. The aunties need a word with him.

You produce more at work then you get paid. Your boss pockets the difference and labels it "profit." You are being exploited.