Archive for March 13th, 2019

New Congolese President Pardons About 700 Political Prisoners

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 13 2019, 8:40 PM

President Felix Tshisekedi is signalling a more tolerant approach to political opposition than his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

The Mastermind Behind the College Scandal

Education | | March 13 2019, 7:07 PM

In 2007, Rick Singer founded a college advisory business called The Key. Turns out The Key opened what he described in court as a “side door” into elite schools.

Overlooked Ingredients In Medicines Can Sometimes Trigger Side Effects

Health | | March 13 2019, 1:40 PM

Drugmakers add inactive ingredients to stabilize medications and sometimes to help the body absorb the active ingredients. But the inactive constituents can cause side effects in rare cases.

Does It Matter Where You Go To College? Some Context For The Admissions Scandal

Education | | March 13 2019, 12:40 PM

It's no surprise that rich people game the system to get their kids into top colleges. Here are some key takeaways as the bribery scandal evolves.

Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

US & World | | March 13 2019, 12:40 PM

The case of an 18-year-old refugee in Canada will embolden other Saudi women to follow suit, experts say. Saudi officials have launched a campaign to stop that from happening.

Southern California at Heart of College Admissions Scandal

Education | | March 13 2019, 10:26 AM

More than a dozen Southern California residents are among those charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors in a national college admission bribery and fraud scheme.

David Keenan, A Young Singer With An Old Poet's Soul

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 13 2019, 10:20 AM

During World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Dublin, we grab a seat by the water to hear the Irish singer-songwriter perform gorgeous songs on acoustic guitar.

College Completion Rates Are Up, But The Numbers Will Still Surprise You

Education | | March 13 2019, 6:20 AM

To unlock the benefits of going to college, you need to earn a degree. But average completion rates in the U.S. are surprisingly low and can vary widely depending on what type of school you attend.

Honda Recalls 1.1 Million Vehicles After Air Bag Injures Driver

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 13 2019, 6:00 AM

The defective air bag inflators are supplied by Takata, an auto parts maker that is already part of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

Opioid Litigation Brings Company Secrets Into The Public Eye

Health | | March 13 2019, 4:40 AM

Lawsuits over the way drugmakers have marketed opioids are already putting a dent in companies' reputations. Litigation has forced the release of internal documents that are shifting the narrative.

Targeting Online Privacy, Congress Sets A New Tone With Big Tech

Politics | | March 13 2019, 4:00 AM

In a rare area of bipartisan agreement, and after years of little regulation, lawmakers in both chambers say the tech industry needs to do more to protect its users' personal information.

LAX passenger who traveled with measles raises concerns of possible outbreak

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 13 2019, 7:27 AM

Measles making a comeback? Health experts say parents who refuse vaccinations for their children have opened the door for a disease once thought eliminated in the U.S.

Here are all the Southern California parents involved in the college cheating scandal

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 13 2019, 7:25 AM

Charges ranged from cheating on college entrance exams to paying bribe money to university officials, and involved eight highly selective colleges.

How your support for KPCC can also help the environment

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 13 2019, 6:00 AM

It’s time to do your part — for local journalism and Mother Earth. Support KPCC with a $10/month donation and receive the KPCC + LAist reusable utensil set as a token of our appreciation.

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Robots calling balls and strikes? MLB has inked a deal with an independent league to be a testing ground for rule changes

| March 13 2019, 9:57 AM

Imagine going to a baseball game where balls and strikes are tracked completely by computer instead of an umpire behind the plate.

The connection between the pursuit of prestige and the college admissions scandal

| March 13 2019, 9:50 AM

Fallout from a sweeping college admissions scandal swiftly spread Wednesday, with actress Lori Loughlin surrendering ahead of a Los Angeles court hearing and a Silicon Valley hedge fund replacing its leader.

Here we go again: Despite second vote, Brexit deal ends in defeat

| March 13 2019, 9:44 AM

Britain's Parliament has dealt a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, resoundingly rejecting her Brexit deal just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc.

New CA bill could help former criminals seal their pasts

| March 13 2019, 9:40 AM

A Northern California lawmaker and district attorney announced Thursday a proposed law that would automatically clear some 8 million criminal convictions eligible for sealing but that remain public records.

Beyond the symbolism, why is Governor Newsom ending the death penalty in CA?

| March 13 2019, 9:34 AM

The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions.

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