Archive for July 1st, 2020

Boston To Remove Statue Depicting Abraham Lincoln With Freed Black Man At His Feet

US & World | | July 01 2020, 9:20 PM

Emancipation Memorial has stood in Park Square since 1879. It is a version of the original, in Washington, D.C., which was funded by formerly enslaved people but designed without their input.

Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036

US & World | | July 01 2020, 8:40 PM

The vote approves constitutional changes, including a reset on presidential terms that will allow Putin to run twice more after his current six-year term expires in 2024.

House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 6:40 PM

The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $3 trillion pandemic response package passed by Congress in March, has been extended to Aug. 8.

It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting of Black Lives Matter Posts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 6:20 PM

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlines new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.

Mount Rushmore Fireworks Revival To Feature Trump But No Social Distancing

Health | | July 01 2020, 6:20 PM

Environmental dangers, including wildfires and groundwater poisoning, ended the Rushmore pyrotechnics a decade ago. Now they're back, defying a pandemic and protests.

Pennsylvania Joins The Growing List Of States Mandating Face Masks In Public

US & World | | July 01 2020, 6:00 PM

Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.

Homeland Security Says It Will Secure Historic Landmarks From 'Anarchists'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 4:40 PM

The federal agency charged with preventing terrorist attacks said Wednesday that its personnel would carry out President Trump's orders to protect statues and monuments from vandalism.

Missing Soldier's Family Lawyer Says They Believe Discovered Remains Are Hers

US & World | | July 01 2020, 4:00 PM

Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in April. Now, after the death of a suspect, her family believes her body has been found — and they're demanding that Congress look into her disappearance.

Oklahoma Votes For Medicaid Expansion Over Objections Of Republican State Leaders

Health | | July 01 2020, 4:00 PM

A narrow majority approved the ballot measure, making Oklahoma the 37th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 200,000 uninsured adults will now qualify for coverage.

New York City Mayor Delays Indoor Dining Indefinitely

Health | | July 01 2020, 2:00 PM

Bill de Blasio says that while the city had planned to allow indoor service soon, the rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the United States led it to take caution.

U.N. Security Council Demands Cease-Fire In Conflict Areas, Due To COVID-19

US & World | | July 01 2020, 1:40 PM

The Security Council has struggled for months to pass a resolution related to COVID-19 because of tussling between the U.S. and China over a reference to the World Health Organization.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Invites More Women, Minorities

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 12:40 PM

Of the 819 artists and executives invited to join this year, the Academy says 45 percent are women and 36 percent are from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities.

GOP Candidates Open To QAnon Conspiracy Theory Advance In Congressional Races

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 12:40 PM

Several candidates supportive of the fringe conspiracy theory, including Colorado's Lauren Boebert, have won Republican primaries for congressional seats.

Over 400 Advertisers Hit Pause On Facebook, Threatening $70 Billion Juggernaut

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 11:00 AM

More than 400 advertisers are pressing pause on their Facebook ads, in a costly backlash against the social network's handling of hate speech.

In Iraq, Rising Virus Cases And Oxygen Shortages Stoke Outrage, Fears Of 'Chaos'

US & World | | July 01 2020, 10:00 AM

Crowds have seized supplies for ill relatives, and officials warn the health system could collapse. "This is a war against the coronavirus and we have lost the war," says an Iraqi official.

No Rest For The Gravediggers Of Afghanistan

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 8:20 AM

They are working harder than ever to keep up with the death toll from the novel coronavirus. "People bring their dead during the day and during the night," says a gravedigger named Abbas.

Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher Columbus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 8:20 AM

For many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, "the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness." It stood outside City Hall for some 65 years.

'It's Really Hard For A Younger Couple': Coronavirus, Policies Keep Families Apart

US & World | | July 01 2020, 6:40 AM

The Trump administration's move to limit green cards and reduced operations at consulates around the world have added to wait times for families trying to reunite in the United States.

Green, Yellow, Orange or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

Health | | July 01 2020, 4:20 AM

As cases of coronavirus surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.

'Not Your Old-School Aryan Nation Guy': Army Case Highlights Evolving Threat

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 01 2020, 12:40 AM

Federal prosecutors say Army Pvt. Ethan Melzer tried to conspire with neo-Nazis and jihadists to ambush his own unit. Researchers say "hybrid" motivations are part of today's extremist threat.

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COVID-19 AMA: As CA Cases, Hospitalizations Spike, Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Stricter Virus Rules

| July 01 2020, 8:53 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

How Is The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Consumer Brand Choices?

| July 01 2020, 8:30 AM

Companies have spent years appealing to all different kinds of customers with various brands, but according to a recent Wall Street Journal piece, that may be changing as a result of COVID-19.

The Other Parts Of ‘Community Policing’: Checking In On Homelessness And Mental Health In LA County

| July 01 2020, 8:26 AM

We check in with the executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Heidi Marston and director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Jonathan Sherin.

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