Archive for June 24th, 2019

Trump's Plan To Lower Your Hospital Costs: Here's What You Need To Know

Health | | June 24 2019, 8:20 PM

A broad executive order issued Monday is supposed to help consumers get better estimates of health care costs. But whether it will be a game changer depends on the details, say health care analysts.

Italy Will Host The 2026 Olympic And Paralympic Winter Games

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 8:20 PM

A joint bid by Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo aces out the runner-up Stockholm, Sweden. Italy hosted the Winter Games in 2006 in Turin.

Migrant Children Moved From Border Patrol Center After Outcry

US & World | | June 24 2019, 7:40 PM

Reports of children detained in crowded and unsanitary conditions long beyond the maximum legal limit have created a new controversy over the administration's immigration policies.

Treasury Department Launches Investigation Into Delays Behind Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

US & World | | June 24 2019, 5:20 PM

Prompted by a request by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the department's acting inspector general said he will look into what led to a postponement of the abolitionist's appearance on the note.

Another American Tourist Death Reported In The Dominican Republic

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 4:20 PM

At least eight Americans vacationing on the island died since summer 2018. Vittorio Caruso of Glen Cove, N.Y., is reported to have died there this month.

Monarch Butterflies Born In Captivity Have Trouble Migrating South, Study Says

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 3:20 PM

A researcher made the discovery after ordering monarchs from a breeder. To help them, experts recommend planting milkweed.

Ravelry, The Knitting Website, Bans Trump Talk And Patterns

US & World | | June 24 2019, 2:40 PM

"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy" Ravelry said. "Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."

What Are Iran's Options In The Standoff With The U.S.?

US & World | | June 24 2019, 2:00 PM

Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. launched a cyberattack and put new sanctions on Iran. Here is a look at the deepening crisis from Iran's standpoint.

Instagram Advertising: Do You Know It, When You See It?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 2:00 PM

"Micro-influencers" work with big companies to sell products on social media. Consumer groups are increasingly concerned that many posts on Instagram and platforms aren't clearly marked as ads.

Trump Administration Pushes To Make Health Care Pricing More Transparent

Health | | June 24 2019, 12:40 PM

President Trump is issuing an executive order intended to force hospitals to disclose prices. A lot of work remains to turn this order into a regulation, and the industry is resisting the move.

Trump Levels New Economic Sanctions On Iran's Leaders

Politics | | June 24 2019, 12:00 PM

Trump said that "hard-hitting" sanctions will cut off the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office from certain financial assets.

Thousands Of ISIS Fighters Must Be Tried Or Let Go, U.N. Rights Chief Says

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 12:00 PM

Also, the family members of suspected fighters "should be repatriated, unless they are to be prosecuted for crimes" according to international standards, Michelle Bachelet said.

Supreme Court Orders Documents Unsealed In Death Penalty Case

Crime & Justice | | June 24 2019, 11:00 AM

The blacked-out material involves the drugs used in an Alabama execution. The release of the material was ordered after a motion filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and NPR.

How The Chow Mein Sandwich Claimed A Small Slice Of New England History

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 11:00 AM

This quirky concoction, which traces its decades-old roots to Fall River, Mass., took off when Chinese restaurants adapted their menus to appeal to European textile workers. And people still love it.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

Crime & Justice | | June 24 2019, 10:00 AM

The decision paves the way for a clothing line, FUCT, to get its trademark. But the justices were split on how far is too far and which words they would find to be the most vulgar and profane.

Eldorado Resorts Buys Caesars For $17.3 Billion

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 8:20 AM

To acquire the venerable Caesars name and properties, Eldorado will part with $7.2 billion in cash and around 77 million in stock shares.

Win Or Go Home: U.S. Takes On Spain In Women's World Cup

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 7:40 AM

The United States opens its round of 16 in the Women's World Cup with a game against Spain. It's only the second time the two teams have ever met.

It Took Inheritance For My Family To 'Win' In LA's Housing Market

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 24 2019, 7:12 AM

The reality is that unless you're lucky enough to already own property, or be among the L.A.'s highest earners, your dream of home ownership is probably out of reach.

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Nearly Two Years After The Start Of #MeToo, The Role Of HR In Protecting Employees And Employers

| June 24 2019, 9:52 AM

HR departments welcome new employees, give them workplace perks, and send them off to their next jobs – but how well do they protect those employees from harassment while they work?

Taking The Temperature Of Immigrant Communities Across SoCal As Threat Of ICE Raids Still Looms

| June 24 2019, 9:33 AM

President Trump tweeted on Saturday that he would delay planned mass deportations for two weeks to “see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border.”

Week In Politics: ICE Raids, Escalation With Iran, Buttigieg’s Tense Town Hall And More

| June 24 2019, 9:16 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the big stories you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come in national political news.

A Clock That’s Out Of This World: How NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Will Help Humanity Travel The Stars

| June 24 2019, 8:57 AM

The Deep Space Atomic Clock by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a technology demo aimed at self-flying spacecraft.

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