Archive for January 16th, 2021

Federal Prisons On Lockdown Because Of 'Current Events'

US & World | | January 16 2021, 7:20 PM

The Bureau of Prisons said Saturday it was securing all of its facilities as a precautionary measure. The agency did not specify the length of the lockdown, but said it was a temporary measure.

Man Arrested Near Capitol With Loaded Handgun And 500 Rounds Of Ammunition

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 16 2021, 5:00 PM

Wesley Allen Beeler presented unauthorized inauguration credentials Friday night, police said. Beeler admitted to having the handgun in his pickup truck, according to police.

House Lawmakers Open Investigation Into Capitol Attack

US & World | | January 16 2021, 4:40 PM

They want to know what the intelligence community knew about the planned attack and why officials didn't prepare more thoroughly.

Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More

Politics | | January 16 2021, 4:40 PM

The actions for Day 1 were laid out in a memo by his chief of staff. The president-elect will extend pauses on student loan payments and evictions, plus send an immigration bill to Congress.

Statehouses Brace For Potential Violence As Biden's Inauguration Approaches

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 16 2021, 2:00 PM

In the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, governors are stepping up security and calling in the National Guard in anticipation of potentially violent protests.

Uganda Election: President Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner As Bobi Wine Alleges Fraud

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 16 2021, 7:20 AM

Uganda's electoral commission says Museveni has won a sixth term in office, but Wine is saying the election was rigged, and the top U.S. diplomat to Africa is calling the vote "fundamentally flawed."

Opinion: The Fringe Of America's Fabric

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 16 2021, 7:00 AM

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Broken New Year's Resolutions Already? It's OK to Give Yourself A Break

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 16 2021, 6:20 AM

It's a trying time to be a human. Mental health experts say it's OK to give yourself a break on you new year's resolutions and offer advice for a kinder, gentler approach to goal-setting in 2021.

Republicans Wonder How, And If, They Can Pull The Party Back Together

Politics | | January 16 2021, 6:00 AM

President Trump leaves fault lines in the GOP over the Capitol insurrection and his second impeachment, on top of having lost the White House, House and Senate on Trump's watch.

U.S. Executes Dustin Higgs In 13th And Final Execution Under Trump Administration

Crime & Justice | | January 16 2021, 1:20 AM

Higgs had been sentenced to death for the 1996 killings of three women in Maryland, which has since abolished the death penalty.

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