Archive for January 19th, 2021

Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 19 2021, 10:08 PM

While the details of Biden's speech are being kept tightly under wraps, his inaugural team said the address will lay out his vision to "defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation."

DOJ Drops Insider Trading Investigation Into Sen. Richard Burr

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2021, 8:20 PM

Officials launched a probe into Burr's business dealings after the senator warned a group of constituents in February to prepare for the coronavirus then sold off $1.7 million in stocks.

4,400 Moderna Vaccine Doses Not Kept Cold Enough May Be Unusable

Health | | January 19 2021, 5:40 PM

Maine says it received vaccines with "the thermometer on the outside of the boxes ... [showing] that at some point the required minimum temperature had been exceeded."

Pharmacist Accused Of Tampering With COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Charged With Misdemeanor

US & World | | January 19 2021, 5:20 PM

Steven Brandenburg, the Wisconsin pharmacist who admitted to removing some 570 doses of the Moderna vaccine from cold storage last month, has been charged with attempted criminal damage to property.

China's Sinovac Vaccine Is Rolling Out Around The World. Will It Work?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 19 2021, 3:40 PM

The vaccine is now being used in Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey for starters. But there are conflicting reports about its degree of effectiveness.

Pompeo Accuses China Of Genocide Against Muslim Uighurs In Xinjiang

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 19 2021, 3:20 PM

"I believe this genocide is ongoing," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a forceful statement issued on his last full day representing the U.S. to the world.

Cremation Limits Lifted In LA Due To 'Backlog' As COVID-19 Deaths Skyrocket

US & World | | January 19 2021, 1:40 PM

Air quality limits on cremations are temporarily suspended in Los Angeles because of increased demand due to COVID-19. Officials say the death rate is now more than double that of pre-pandemic years.

'The Mob Was Fed Lies': McConnell Rebukes Trump For His Role In Capitol Riot

Politics | | January 19 2021, 1:20 PM

The Senate majority leader's remarks are his strongest against the president since the Jan. 6 riot.

Seesaws Built On U.S. Border Wall Win Prestigious Design Prize

Arts & Entertainment | | January 19 2021, 12:40 PM

"We are hopeful for change and that we start building more bridges instead of walls," says Ronald Rael, one of the designers of the project.

Yellen Urges Congress To 'Act Big' To Prop Up Pandemic-Scarred Economy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 19 2021, 12:20 PM

At her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen warned that without more federal help, the recession would last longer and be more painful than necessary.

Secretary Of State Nominee Antony Blinken Promises 'Humility And Confidence'

Politics | | January 19 2021, 11:00 AM

"Humility and confidence should be the flip sides of America's leadership coin," Blinken will testify at his Senate confirmation hearing, vowing to work for the "greater good."

SAT Discontinues Subject Tests And Optional Essay

Education | | January 19 2021, 10:20 AM

The College Board, citing the pandemic for the changes, will shift focus to a new digital version of the college entrance exam.

In Historic First, Biden To Nominate Transgender Doctor As Assistant Health Secretary

Politics | | January 19 2021, 7:40 AM

Dr. Rachel Levine is currently the secretary of health in Pennsylvania, where she leads the state's fight against COVID-19.

Members Of Right-Wing Militias, Extremist Groups Are Latest Charged In Capitol Siege

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 19 2021, 5:00 AM

Eight alleged members of extremist groups were charged in the past week in connection with the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol.

'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

Politics | | January 19 2021, 4:40 AM

At 22 years old, the Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration.

Poll: Most Americans Think Trump Will Be Remembered As A Subpar President

Politics | | January 19 2021, 4:40 AM

By a 60%-to-27% margin, Americans said they thought Trump would go down as either one of the worst presidents in history or below average. President-elect Joe Biden is viewed more positively.

Ken Burns Says U.S. Has 3 Viruses: COVID-19, White Supremacy And Misinformation

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 19 2021, 4:20 AM

Documentarian Ken Burns believed there were three major crises in the nation's past: The Civil War, the Depression and World War II. Now, he says, we are living through the fourth.

Senate Begins Biden Cabinet Confirmation Hearings As Impeachment Trial Looms

Politics | | January 19 2021, 4:20 AM

The Senate returns for the first time since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Five committees will question nominees to lead Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury and the top Intelligence post.

'You Can't Treat If You Can't Empathize': Black Doctors Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy

Health | | January 19 2021, 4:00 AM

Black vaccine hesitancy goes back to history of distrust of medicine, say doctors and researchers. To help, it's important to empower people with knowledge to make their own choices.

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DC Latest: Biden’s Plans On Immigration, Climate Change. Plus, National Security And More

| January 19 2021, 9:52 AM

President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.

What Lies Have You Told During A Job Interview?

| January 19 2021, 9:32 AM

Most of us tell white lies in social situations, whether to make someone else feel comfortable or to present ourselves in a more positive light.

COVID-19: LA County Residents 65 & Older Can Start Making Vaccine Appointments This Week

| January 19 2021, 9:26 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.

New Report Calls for Reforms of Gang-Like Behavior Among LA Deputy Subgroups Within Sheriff’s Department

| January 19 2021, 9:19 AM

A new report from Loyola Law School details the last 50 years of deputy policing in Los Angeles and calls for more community collaboration and increased transparency from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.