Archive for January 20th, 2020

Political Unrest In Puerto Rico After Discovery Of Unused Hurricane Aid

US & World | | January 20 2020, 5:40 PM

Fed up with what they say is rampant corruption, protesters are demanding the resignation of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who just months ago served as the island's Justice Secretary.

Amtrak To Drop $25,000 Ticket Price For Two Wheelchair Users After Complaints

US & World | | January 20 2020, 5:20 PM

NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.

Coronavirus In China: Over 200 Cases, Human-To-Human Transmission | | January 20 2020, 1:40 PM

The World Health Organization will convene a meeting on Wednesday to determine if the newly discovered virus presents a "public health emergency of international concern."

READ: Trump Legal Filing Accuses Democrats Of 'Dangerous Perversion' Of Constitution

Politics | | January 20 2020, 11:00 AM

The White House is releasing a formal legal brief to the Senate laying out Trump's defense, ahead of the Tuesday start to the impeachment trial. An executive summary was obtained by NPR.

Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic

Health | | January 20 2020, 9:00 AM

Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's why.

Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver

US & World | | January 20 2020, 8:20 AM

Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.

Youth Teaching Tech To Seniors Fosters Generational Connections

US & World | | January 20 2020, 6:00 AM

Senior citizens who don't keep up with technology are at risk of social isolation. A New Mexico nonprofit pairs tech-savvy youth with seniors, and both generations benefit from the human connection.

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