Archive for May 29th, 2020

Trump Says U.S. Will Withdraw From WHO. Does He Have The Authority To Do It?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 29 2020, 6:40 PM

In a press conference on Friday, the president said he would immediately severe ties — and funding — to the World Health Organization because of its relationship with China.

Justice Department Says Maine's 2-Week Quarantine Rule Discriminates Against Tourists

US & World | | May 29 2020, 6:40 PM

Many but not all out-of-state visitors were told to self-quarantine because of the coronavirus. The Justice Department says that is unconstitutional. Some other states have the same rule.

Missouri's Only Clinic That Provides Abortions Allowed To Remain Open

US & World | | May 29 2020, 6:20 PM

"Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care," a state commission ruled. It said state health regulators wrongly blocked the St. Louis clinic's renewal in 2019.

George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Were Once Co-Workers, Ex-Club Owner Tells TV Station

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 29 2020, 4:40 PM

Maya Santamaria tells KSTP that Chauvin "had a real short fuse" as an off-duty officer for her club, saying he often pulled out mace and pepper spray when she thought it was unwarranted.

CDC Director Says New Analysis Exonerates Agency On Testing Delay

Health | | May 29 2020, 3:20 PM

CDC chief Robert Redfield says that earlier testing for the coronavirus would have been like "looking for a needle in a haystack." But other health experts dispute his assertion.

France Eases Some Pandemic Restrictions And Will Reopen Restaurants, Bars And Parks

US & World | | May 29 2020, 3:00 PM

"It will be so nice to be able to go lie on the grass in a park and have a picnic or to sit at a sidewalk cafe again," says a Paris resident. Restaurants and bars will reopen with restrictions June 2.

Moscow Doubles Last Month's Coronavirus Death Toll Amid Suspicions Of Undercounting

US & World | | May 29 2020, 2:40 PM

Media reports and analysts have questioned the accuracy of Russia's mortality figures for the virus. The city's health department now says 1,561 people died in April due to coronavirus.

Obama On George Floyd's Death And The 'Maddening' Normalcy Of Racism

Politics | | May 29 2020, 12:20 PM

Former President Barack Obama has responded to the Minneapolis death that has set off protests and drawn national attention, including President Trump's. Read his full statement.

People Can't See It, But This Grocery Worker Still Wears Lipstick Under Her Mask

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 29 2020, 11:40 AM

As a low-wage worker, Yesenia Ortiz wishes she would get paid more during the pandemic because of the extra level of risk to which she is exposed.

New Zealand Now Has Just 1 Active COVID-19 Case

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 29 2020, 10:00 AM

"For the seventh day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand," the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

As Brazil's COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Some Areas Prepare To Ease Restrictions

US & World | | May 29 2020, 10:00 AM

Brazil has the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after the U.S. The rise in cases comes as São Paulo, the state with the highest number of deaths, prepares to ease some restrictions.

4 Takeaways From Beijing's Hong Kong Power Grab

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 29 2020, 9:20 AM

Hong Kong is supposed to be a semiautonomous enclave of China, "one country, two systems." But China is moving to impose a sweeping national security law on the city, which critics say is illegal.

Cliven Bundy Armed Standoff Case Going Back To Court

US & World | | May 29 2020, 5:20 AM

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday will hear the government's appeal for a retrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

Colleges Face Student Lawsuits Seeking Refunds After Coronavirus Closures

Education | | May 29 2020, 4:20 AM

The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.

The Battle Between The Masked And The Masked-Nots Unveils Political Rifts

US & World | | May 29 2020, 4:20 AM

Wearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.

IRS Rule Shift Lets Workers Make Benefits Changes Midyear — If Their Employer Agrees

Health | | May 29 2020, 4:00 AM

The new guidance amounts to a midyear open-enrollment period and applies to firms that buy health insurance to cover their workers as well as to those that self-insure — paying claims on their own.

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FilmWeek: ‘The High Note,’ ‘The Vast of Night,’ ‘The Infiltrators’ And More

| May 29 2020, 9:02 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Claudia Puig and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

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Minneapolis Police Precinct Breached As Protests Continue In Response To Death Of George Floyd At Police Hands

| May 29 2020, 9:37 AM

Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

‘The Vast Of Night’ Director Andrew Patterson, An Interview With the Up-And-Coming Filmmaker On His Debut Film

| May 29 2020, 9:10 AM

In his directorial debut, Andrew Patterson hit last year’s film festival circuit with his movie ‘The Vast Of Night’. The sci-fi flick has received critical praise, with many citing Patterson as the next up-and-coming film director on the scene.

COVID-19: Death Rates In Cancer Patients, The Risk Of Spread During Protests

| May 29 2020, 9:02 AM

As of Thursday afternoon, L.A. County had at least 2,241 deaths and 49,849 confirmed cases of coronavirus.