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Archive for February 23rd, 2021
Days after the explosion of an airplane engine over Colorado, the FAA is requiring all aircraft equipped with the same components to undergo fresh inspections, effective immediately.
That's the question posted by a study in The Lancet Planetary Health. In case you're wondering, the United States is characterized as "loose." And Singapore is "tight."
An annual survey by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that 168 Confederate symbols, 94 of them monuments, came down across the country, virtually all in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.
He was Saudi Arabia's oil minister for nearly 25 years, rising to fame for engineering the 1973 oil embargo and negotiating Saudi control of Aramco from U.S. fuel giants.
"We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude's death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible," officials said.
A host of the new venture tells NPR, "my focus will be on the right and building the case over time for why the liberal tradition is worth defending."
In an effort to boost vaccination rates among a skeptical public, Bulgaria has opened up COVID-19 inoculations to all who want them — with many waiting in line for hours to receive a first dose.
The suit names Gregory and Travis McMichael, as well as William "Roddie" Bryan, who are all facing felony murder charges in connection to Arbery's death.
Annual state testing was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Many states want to skip it again, but the Education Department says no.
The man's daring escape, and the failure of South Korean guards to detect him, is the second embarrassing breach of the heavily fortified DMZ in recent months.
"Today almost no one in America knows about this landmark Civil Rights achievement," the city council said last year, in a proclamation honoring the Oak Ridge 85.
Despite Biden's ambitious climate plan, Haaland told lawmakers the country would not abandon fossil fuels "overnight." If confirmed, she would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.
Powell warned it will take time to put millions of jobless Americans back to work, while also downplaying inflation threats.
We have two brand-new opportunities: a six-month fellowship for recent college graduates, and reporting fellowships to support journalists telling stories about race.
Malaysian immigration officials defied a court ordered stay, loaded the migrants onto three navy ships sent by Myanmar's military government to return them.
People were dying of a disease that could be treated — but in poor countries, they did not have access to medicines that could help. That was the story of HIV — and now of COVID-19.
The security hearing is just one of the ways lawmakers are continuing to investigate the events that led to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Facebook objected to a planned law that would force the social media giant and Google to pay publishers for news content.
The Biden team wants to swiftly vaccinate people of color and others most vulnerable to COVID-19. But health centers are learning that speed and achieving racial equity don't always go hand in hand.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán faces several drug charges and is under investigation for allegedly helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
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President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, the LA Unified School Board voted to cut a third of the school police force and instead divert funds to hire counselors, restorative justice advisors and “climate coaches.”
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.
Los Angeles County recently released a long-awaited draft of its LA River Master Plan, which includes the implementation of an open parkland and improved flood protection.