Archive for July 16th, 2019

Opinion: Report On Racism, But Ditch The Labels

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 16 2019, 11:20 PM

I understand the moral outrage behind wanting to call the president's tweets racist. But I disagree.

Trump Officials Face Cover-Up Allegations After Failed Citizenship Question Push

US & World | | July 16 2019, 6:20 PM

Challengers of the Trump administration's push for a census citizenship question are asking a federal judge in New York to impose penalties for allegedly false or misleading statements by officials.

Suspect Arrested In Death Of African American Museum Founder Discovered In Car Trunk

US & World | | July 16 2019, 4:00 PM

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was a community fixture in Baton Rouge, La. Police say the suspect was one of Roberts-Joseph's tenants who was behind on his rent.

'Playing Our Way To A Better World': Inside The Cayton's Children Museum

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 16 2019, 3:42 PM

The Cayton Children's Museum opened in Santa Monica at the end of June with 35 immersive exhibits. CEO Esther Netters explains what the space has to offer.

R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charges

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 16 2019, 2:40 PM

The embattled R&B star, who was also charged with obstruction of justice, is being held without bond in Chicago.

Amid Furor Over Racist Tweets, White House Announces Immigration Bill

Politics | | July 16 2019, 12:40 PM

The White House has been quietly working to draft a bill that aims to unite Republicans on the issue. It doesn't deal with the millions currently in the country.

Irate Over Military Exercises, North Korea Threatens To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests

US & World | | July 16 2019, 11:20 AM

Pyongyang accused the U.S. of "unilaterally reneging on its commitments" and said North Korea is "gradually losing our justification to follow through" on its own promises.

Chance The Snapper Is Snared: Alligator Caught After A Wild Week In Chicago Park

US & World | | July 16 2019, 11:20 AM

It took some 36 hours of looking in Humboldt Park's lagoon, but a Florida alligator specialist finally brought in an animal that had become something of a celebrity in Chicago.

Tech Firms To Face Lawmakers Over Antitrust, Digital Currency

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 16 2019, 10:20 AM

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

Netflix Cuts Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'

Arts & Entertainment | | July 16 2019, 5:40 AM

The show is centered on the suicide of a teenage girl, and the first season's finale shows her taking her own life. Several organizations raised concerns that it could romanticize suicide.

Records Show Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually

Health | | July 16 2019, 4:20 AM

The federal government wants to deploy several new tools for catching insurers that have overcharged Medicare $30 billion in last three years alone. But the insurance industry is balking.

Texas And Other States Decide Not To Spend Money On 2020 Census

US & World | | July 16 2019, 4:20 AM

Officials in Texas have decided to spend no state money on outreach efforts for the 2020 census. What does that mean for a state with a booming population?

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Is Ignorance Really Bliss When It Comes To Knowing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s? Medical Experts Are Split

| July 16 2019, 11:07 AM

The rise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies has given us a closer look into the makeup of our DNA than ever before, and beyond finding out your family heritage, these tests also give consumers access to health markers that show a risk of developing a disease down the road.

After Officials Lower Threshold For Alerts, An Update On L.A.’s ShakeAlert App

| July 16 2019, 9:48 AM

When two major earthquakes hit Ridgecrest earlier this month, many Angelenos looked to L.A.’s new ShakeAlert app and saw… nothing.

Trump Versus The Squad: The Latest

| July 16 2019, 9:39 AM

House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries.

State Bill Wants To Let Student Athletes Sign Endorsement Deals, But It Could Run Afoul Of The NCAA

| July 16 2019, 9:38 AM

Because of regulations set out by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn (NCAA), college athletes can’t sign endorsement deals or get agents -- however, a California bill currently moving through the legislature might change that.

A Los Angeles Icon You Might Not Have Heard Of: Big Willie Robinson

| July 16 2019, 9:38 AM

There are rare moments in time when a public figure who has nothing to do with politics changes the course of history by bringing people together for the greater good.

The Biggest Medical Myths... Debunked

| July 16 2019, 9:21 AM

In the age of WebMD, it’s easy to adopt hypochondria at the first sign of a red patch on your skin.

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