Archive for August 4th, 2020

Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 11:40 PM

Rep. William Lacy Clay has represented the state's 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001.

Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To 'SOS' Etched In Sand

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 10:40 PM

U.S. and Australian responders spotted the three-person skiff crew on tiny Pikelot Island after they had been missing for nearly three days.

As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School

US & World | | August 04 2020, 9:20 PM

Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday that masks will be mandatory statewide for two weeks, and school districts in eight hard-hit counties must delay their in-person reopening until August 17.

Conservative Kris Kobach Projected To Lose Kansas GOP Senate Primary

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 9:20 PM

Trump ally and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was defeated by Rep. Roger Marshall, calming Republican leaders' worst fears in the race against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier.

After 'Severe' Delays, 6 States Band Together To Buy Coronavirus Tests

US & World | | August 04 2020, 5:40 PM

Six states will purchase 3 million rapid tests, and more states may join the consortium. Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts want to stem a severe testing shortage.

Amnesty International Documents 125 Incidents Of Police Violence Against Protesters

US & World | | August 04 2020, 4:20 PM

The instances spanned 40 states and the District of Columbia, and allege excessive force by state and local police, and National Guard troops and federal agents against racial justice protesters.

White House Plan Breaks Taboo: A Focus On Guns And Veteran Suicide

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 4:20 PM

The Trump Administration's new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.

As COVID Numbers Improve, Florida Considers Nursing Home Visits

US & World | | August 04 2020, 2:40 PM

As Florida's coronavirus cases begin to flatten, state officials are considering a plan to allow people to visit family members in nursing homes.

Trump Criticizes Late Rep. John Lewis For Not Attending Inauguration

Politics | | August 04 2020, 1:40 PM

When asked in an interview whether he found the late civil rights icon impressive, Trump claims to have done more for Black Americans than anybody else.

Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 12:40 PM

A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.

Touting Her Experience, Susan Rice Makes Her Case For Biden's VP Slot

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 10:00 AM

The former national security adviser says her considerable experience in the executive branch would make her an effective vice president.

2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season

Health | | August 04 2020, 9:00 AM

With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 is raging.

Seth Rogen Finds Himself (Twice) In 'An American Pickle'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 04 2020, 6:00 AM

In a new film streaming on HBO Max, Rogen plays both a Polish immigrant who wakes up 100 years after falling into a pickle barrel and the great-grandson into whose modern life he emerges.

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Previewing Football Season: NFL Sets Thursday Opt-Out Deadline, Pac-12 Players Pen Unity Letter With List Of Demands

| August 04 2020, 9:37 AM

NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players told The Associated Press.

China? Microsoft? Trump? Ok, Boomer, Here’s A Primer On What’s Going On With TikTok

| August 04 2020, 9:34 AM

The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns.

COVID-19 AMA: Drop In Infections, Vaccine Frontrunners And More

| August 04 2020, 9:17 AM

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

AirTalk Checks In With Metro CEO Phil Washington: Federal Relief, COVID-19 Risks, Alternatives to Armed Police And More

| August 04 2020, 9:14 AM

Metro’s CEO Phil Washington joins Larry Mantle for his regular check-in to talk about all things public transit.

Anger, Distrust And A Political Reckoning: Reflecting On The Watts Riots And How Things Have Changed 55 Years Later

| August 04 2020, 9:13 AM

Shortly after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled over and arrested Marquette Frye on Aug. 11, 1965, a crowd started to form. Tensions rose as the crowd grew and it eventually led to days of destruction and violence in South Los Angeles and clashes between Watts residents, a predominantly Black neighborhood, and police.

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