Archive for February 27th, 2020

'We're Supposed To Do That': Bloomberg Defends NYPD's Spying Of Muslims After 9/11

Politics | | February 27 2020, 8:40 PM

The controversial NYPD program resulted in multiple lawsuits which were settled. Muslim American advocates and civil rights groups condemned Bloomberg's defense.

Olympic Officials Dismiss 'Speculation' That Coronavirus Could Disrupt Tokyo Games

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 8:40 PM

The statement comes in response to remarks made earlier this week by a longtime International Olympic Committee member who suggested a late May deadline to decide the fate of the Tokyo Games.

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Dismiss 'D.C. Sniper' Case Following Virginia Parole Law

Crime & Justice | | February 27 2020, 5:40 PM

Lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo, who shot and killed 10 people as a teen and was sentenced to life in prison without parole, pulled the case from the high court. Under a new law, he could seek parole.

How The Brain Teases Apart A Song's Words And Music

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 3:20 PM

Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.

Congress Nears Bipartisan Funding Plan To Address Growing Coronavirus Threat

Politics | | February 27 2020, 12:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects senators to take up the plan in the next two weeks.

Coronavirus Fears Prompt Japan To Close All Its Schools For A Month

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 12:40 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he is "putting health and safety of children first above all." He asked employers to help workers cope with the temporary shutdown.

Democratic Primary Voters Increasingly Worried About Climate Change

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 11:20 AM

More than a decade ago, the issue seemed distant to Americans' experiences. But now polls show a dramatic rise in concern, driven partly by extreme weather.

CDC Has Fixed Issue Delaying Coronavirus Testing In U.S., Health Officials Say

Health | | February 27 2020, 9:40 AM

A problem with one ingredient in test kits that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distributed to labs around the U.S. had created a frustrating bottleneck.

Stocks Tumble Into Correction Territory On Coronavirus Fears

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 9:20 AM

Stocks continued their downward slide on Thursday, with major indexes all at least 10% below their recent peaks. Investors are worried about the economic toll of a widening coronavirus epidemic.

Better Late Than Never? Big Companies Scramble To Make Lofty Climate Promises

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 4:20 AM

Pressure is mounting on CEOs as everyone from investors to employees sounds the alarm about the climate crisis. Some companies are responding, but even ambitious targets won't be enough on their own.

In 'Minor Feelings,' Asian American Racial Trauma Is Laid Bare

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 27 2020, 4:00 AM

Cathy Park Hong's essays serve as a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life's flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.

Researchers Step Up Efforts To Develop A 'Universal' Flu Vaccine

Health | | February 27 2020, 4:00 AM

Scientists are pushing hard to find a more effective way to prevent nearly all seasonal flu strains with one shot. For starters: They're paying volunteers to spend a 10-day stint in "Hotel Influenza."

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Coronavirus Updates: What Is California Doing To Prepare For Inevitable Spread?

| February 27 2020, 9:26 AM

Officials this week confirmed the first case of the coronavirus without a known origin.

California ‘Facing Fire’ As A New Way Of Life

| February 27 2020, 9:21 AM

They say art imitates life and the new art exhibition, “Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West” aims to reflect life in California as wildfires become a more frequent and intense reality for the state.

2020: The Impact Of The Latino Vote

| February 27 2020, 9:19 AM

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won big in the Nevada caucuses this past Saturday.

Ransomware For Hire: How The Dark Web Enables Amateur Hackers

| February 27 2020, 9:14 AM

When you imagine a hacker launching a ransomware attack, you probably think: evil genius in a hoodie, writing complex strings of code.

A Pediatrician’s Attempt To Change How We Think And Talk About Puberty With Boys

| February 27 2020, 9:13 AM

Mood shifts and drastic changes in behavior. Puberty is a rough time for any young kid going through the developmental period. It’s also difficult for parents.

Checking In On Impact, Implementation And Response To California’s Two Newest Vaccine Exemption Laws

| February 27 2020, 9:09 AM

On Monday, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom addressed anti-vaccine protesters who had gathered outside her house in Sacramento, saying her husband’s administration is taking their concerns into consideration and that she thought there should be further discussion over the necessity of certain immunizations.

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