Archive for January 18th, 2021

After Capitol Riot Backlash, Sen. Josh Hawley's Book Will Hit Shelves In May

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 18 2021, 7:20 PM

"We're proud to publish Mr. Hawley's book, which his original publisher has made more important than ever," Regnery Publishing President Thomas Spence said Monday.

University Of Tennessee Fires Head Football Coach Over Alleged Recruitment Violations

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 18 2021, 5:20 PM

The university announced it will terminate Jeremy Pruitt, two assistant coaches and seven staffers after an investigation found "serious violations of NCAA rules."

China Says Its Economy, Recovering From The Pandemic, Grew 2.3% Last Year

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 18 2021, 3:00 PM

China's is likely the only major economy to have expanded in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world.

I Beg Your Garden? Trump Adds 'Hero' Names To Statue Garden Unlikely To Take Root

Politics | | January 18 2021, 3:00 PM

More than 200 names are on Trump's list to be included as statues in the garden, ranging from politicians to musicians. He has touted it, but it's unlikely to ever see the sunlight.

Man Allegedly Hid From Coronavirus And Authorities In Chicago Airport For 3 Months

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 18 2021, 2:20 PM

The California man was arrested Saturday on felony trespassing charges, prosecutors say. He apparently had obtained airport credentials and survived on food from strangers.

After Arrest, Kremlin Critic Navalny Calls On Supporters To 'Take To The Streets'

US & World | | January 18 2021, 1:40 PM

Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday after arriving back in Russia from Germany, where he had been recovering from nerve agent poisoning. A judge ordered that he remain in custody for 30 days.

Trump's Census Director To Quit After Trying To Rush Out 'Indefensible' Report

US & World | | January 18 2021, 1:20 PM

After whistleblowers revealed Director Steven Dillingham was quietly pushing for a "statistically indefensible" report, calls have been growing for him to leave before his term expires at year's end.

3 Questions And The Emerging Answers About COVID-19 Vaccine Protection

Health | | January 18 2021, 11:20 AM

First, can someone who has been vaccinated still spread the disease? Second, will the vaccine remain effective as the virus itself evolves? And third, how long will the vaccine's protection last?

Biden Taps Veteran Financial Regulators To Lead SEC, CFPB

Politics | | January 18 2021, 10:00 AM

Selecting Gary Gensler for the Securities and Exchange Commission and Rohit Chopra for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a win for progressives who have pushed for aggressive oversight.

Data Scientist Rebekah Jones, Facing Arrest, Turns Herself In To Florida Authorities

US & World | | January 18 2021, 9:20 AM

Rebekah Jones has said she lost her job after refusing to manipulate data to suggest Florida was ready to ease coronavirus restrictions.

Documentary Exposes How The FBI Tried To Destroy MLK With Wiretaps, Blackmail

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 18 2021, 8:00 AM

MLK/FBI director Sam Pollard chronicles the FBI's campaign against Martin Luther King Jr., which included sending King a letter suggesting that he kill himself.

New Program Aims To Bring More Civil Rights Lawyers To The South

Crime & Justice | | January 18 2021, 7:20 AM

The scholarship program, sponsored by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, intends to support the next generation of civil rights advocates working in the South.

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