Archive for July 7th, 2020

Virginia Governor Calls For Renaming Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders

Education | | July 07 2020, 10:20 PM

Gov. Ralph Northam wrote a letter to school boards across the state saying he wants to change the names that have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds."

Matchup Set For New Jersey Rep. Van Drew, Who Switched Parties To GOP | | July 07 2020, 9:00 PM

Congressman Jeff Van Drew switched parties in opposition to the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. He now faces a challenge from Amy Kennedy, the AP's projected winner of the Democratic primary.

States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools

Education | | July 07 2020, 8:20 PM

Five states and the District of Columbia have accused the Trump administration of trying to unlawfully divert COVID-19 relief funds from public schools to private schools.

Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey For Right To Reopen | | July 07 2020, 7:20 PM

Movie chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, are seeking an injunction against Gov. Philip Murphy's phased reopening schedule unless it allows them to reopen.

Trump Sets Date To End WHO Membership Over Its Handling Of Virus | | July 07 2020, 5:20 PM

In a letter to the U.N., the president said the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization effective July 6, 2021. He was met with a barrage of criticism.

Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word

Arts & Entertainment | | July 07 2020, 4:40 PM

Grammarians are up in arms over dictionaries including "irregardless." The Merriam-Webster dictionary responds: "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."

Say Her Name: How The Fight For Racial Justice Can Be More Inclusive Of Black Women | | July 07 2020, 4:40 PM

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder of the Say Her Name campaign, about how the Black Lives Matter movement can be more inclusive of Black women.

Trudeau Won't Visit Trump. Most Canadians Don't Want To Cross The Border Either

US & World | | July 07 2020, 4:00 PM

When Canada's prime minister opted not to meet President Trump this week, it sent a message about his country's mood: Most of his fellow citizens want to keep the border closed over coronavirus fears.

CFPB Strips Some Consumer Protections For Payday Loans | | July 07 2020, 3:20 PM

Federal regulators issue a new rule that removes a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.

'The Stakes Are Far Higher Than They've Ever Been': Trump's Niece Pens Tell-All | | July 07 2020, 3:00 PM

Mary Trump offers a scathing portrait of the president in a book that very nearly was blocked from publication. Now its publisher is bumping up the release date, and excerpts are starting to surface.

Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction

Education | | July 07 2020, 2:40 PM

The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union official says.

Amid New Surge In Virus Cases, Israel's Top Public Health Official Resigns

US & World | | July 07 2020, 1:20 PM

Siegal Sadetzki said Tuesday that Israeli leaders ignored her warnings and the country reopened too fast. "The compass handling the pandemic lost its direction," she said in her resignation letter.

U.S. Killing Of Iran's Gen. Soleimani 'Was Unlawful,' U.N. Expert Says

Politics | | July 07 2020, 1:20 PM

President Trump said the U.S. targeted Iran's Qassem Soleimani because of an imminent threat. A U.N. investigator says the U.S. has produced no evidence to back that up.

Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive, Sees 'Perfect Storm Of Distress In America'

Health | | July 07 2020, 11:40 AM

Keisha Lance Bottoms' diagnosis comes at an intense time for the city, which is reeling from the police killing of Rayshard Brooks and a spike in violence over the Fourth of July weekend.

The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

Health | | July 07 2020, 9:00 AM

Faced with a glut of pandemic research from around the world, scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science conducted at institutions they're unfamiliar with.

'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon | | July 07 2020, 4:20 AM

NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.

India Surpasses Russia In Reported Coronavirus Infections | | July 07 2020, 4:20 AM

Despite imposing among the earliest and most severe mitigation efforts in the world, India's coronavirus infections have soared.

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COVID AMA: Is Covid-19 Airborne?

| July 07 2020, 12:12 PM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Week In Politics: Faithless Electors, Trump’s July 4 Rally, VP Pick And More

| July 07 2020, 12:11 PM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

Sports Teams Consider Name Changes, The Anthem And How To Move Forward Amid Nationwide Debates About Race

| July 07 2020, 12:09 PM

More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately.

Millions of ‘Boomerang Kids’ Moved In With Parents At the Onset of the Pandemic. Now, A Long-Held Stereotype Might Be Shifting.

| July 07 2020, 12:06 PM

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, while many Americans sheltered in their homes, millions of young people packed their bags and moved in with their parents.

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