Archive for June 26th, 2019

Asylum Officers: Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Policy Is Against 'Moral Fabric' Of U.S.

US & World | | June 26 2019, 11:40 PM

The labor union representing asylum officers claims the policy formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols is a "widespread violation" of international and domestic law.

Trump Orders Rule Allowing Military Academy Grads To Defer Service To Play Pro Sports

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 26 2019, 8:00 PM

Under Department of Defense policy established in 2017, those enrolled in military academies couldn't play sports before serving at least two years in the armed forces.

Malibu Tests New Emergency Contact System

Local | | June 26 2019, 7:02 PM

As the city recovers after last year’s devastating Woolsey fire, it is looking for better ways to communicate with residents during disasters.

Former USC Gynecologist Arrested For Sexual Abuse

Crime & Justice | | June 26 2019, 5:45 PM

George Tyndall has been accused of assaulting hundreds of women during medical appointments over decades. He was charged with 29 felony counts.

Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Emergency Border Funding Bill Signalling Battle With House

Politics | | June 26 2019, 5:20 PM

The sweeping 84-8 vote came minutes after the Senate handily rejected the House's humanitarian assistance bill, signalling what will likely be a contentious battle to reconcile the competing bills.

Reddit Has 'Quarantined' Popular Pro-Trump Forum Over Violent Threats

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 26 2019, 5:20 PM

The violations include threats of violence directed toward officials in Oregon, where legislators are locked in a partisan standoff over proposed climate change legislation.

People Are Trying To Donate To Detained Migrants. Border Patrol Won't Accept It

US & World | | June 26 2019, 4:20 PM

After hearing claims that detention centers are housing migrant children in unsanitary conditions, people are attempting to provide them with supplies.

Louisiana's Novel 'Subscription' Model For Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Gains Approval

Health | | June 26 2019, 4:00 PM

Certain high-cost drugs are straining state budgets. A new deal approved Wednesday allows Louisiana to spend a fixed amount for unlimited access to a costly cure. Other states may try to follow suit.

Two More Deputies Fired For Not Confronting Parkland, Fla., School Shooter

US & World | | June 26 2019, 3:40 PM

Two other deputies had already been fired for the same reason. Seventeen students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed on Feb. 14, 2018.

Using Food Stamps For Online Grocery Shopping Is Getting Easier

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 26 2019, 3:40 PM

Walmart is expanding a program for food stamp recipients to buy groceries online and pick them up in stores. It's the latest move to give them more options in the era of online shopping.

Top Clean-Air Official Plans To Step Down From EPA Post Amid Ethics Probe

Environment & Science | | June 26 2019, 3:00 PM

Bill Wehrum, who last week scored a victory for coal industry supporters by rolling back Obama-era power plant emissions rules, is leaving his post at the end of the month.

Supreme Court Hands Total Wine, Other Out-Of-State Liquor Retailers A Big Win

Crime & Justice | | June 26 2019, 10:40 AM

The court struck down a Tennessee alcohol licensing residency requirement, opening up the pathway for big-box stores to enter the market.

Why Facebook Won't Kick Off A Warlord

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 26 2019, 8:40 AM

Facebook banned far-right extremist Alex Jones. But it won't remove from the platform the warlord Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, even though he oversaw the killing of more than 100 people in Sudan.

Deal Or No Deal? The Stakes Are High For Trump-Xi Trade Talks

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 26 2019, 6:40 AM

President Trump is due to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping this weekend, raising hopes the two leaders might call a truce in their trade war. The White House has downplayed expectations of a deal.

House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid

Politics | | June 26 2019, 5:40 AM

President Trump has threatened to veto the measure in favor of a Senate Republican version of the bill that would include about $50 million more for immigration courts.

Democratic Presidential Debate: See The 20 Candidates Who Will Be Onstage

Politics | | June 26 2019, 4:40 AM

The large field will be split into two groups for Wednesday and Thursday, after a selection process that was a source of controversy. With so many contenders, answers will be limited to 60 seconds.

Illinois' Governor Signs Law Legalizing Recreational Use Of Marijuana

US & World | | June 26 2019, 1:20 AM

The state becomes the 11th in the country to legalize recreational pot. The Illinois law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, also expunges the criminal records of some 800,000 past offenders.

The 2020 Census Had Problems Loooooong Before the Citizenship Question

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 26 2019, 7:20 AM

One big problem: getting people to actually fill it out.

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California’s Registered Independents Call For Changes To Presidential Primary Process, Suggest Public Ballot

| June 26 2019, 9:56 AM

If you’re a registered independent in California and vote by mail, did you know you have to send in a postcard to the country registrar recorder to let him or her know which party’s ballot you want?

Southern California Cities Push Back On Newsom's Proposal For Housing Increase

| June 26 2019, 9:52 AM

Governor Newsom has called for 3.5 million more homes by 2025 to relieve the housing shortage in California, but many cities and counties in Southern California aren’t on board.

The International Rise Of Women’s Soccer And The US Team’s Fight For Equal Pay

| June 26 2019, 9:37 AM

The U.S. women’s team will face off against France Friday in the biggest match of this year’s World Cup.

Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down’: LGBTQ Anthem or Misguided Allyship?

| June 26 2019, 9:14 AM

Taylor Swift’s new music video for her song ‘You Need to Calm Down’ features several famous faces from the LGBTQ community including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and the cast of “Queer Eye.”

Should Horse Racing Go The Way Of Dog Fighting?

| June 26 2019, 9:08 AM

On Monday, the California Legislature approved a bill to give the California Horse Racing Board the power to move or suspend racing events without giving a ten day heads-up period.

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