Archive for March 3rd, 2021

House Approves Major Election And Campaign Finance Reform Bill

Politics | | March 03 2021, 10:20 PM

The "For the People Act" would dramatically overhaul the U.S. voting system and seek to limit the amount of dark money in politics.

Church Leaders Say Johnson & Johnson Shot Should Be Avoided If Alternatives Available

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 7:00 PM

U.S. Catholic bishops say the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines did not use abortion-derived fetal cell lines, but that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is acceptable, if it's the only available option.

'Embarrassed' Cuomo Apologizes But Won't Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

US & World | | March 03 2021, 3:20 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for making people feel uncomfortable, but said he would not resign and urged people to wait for the attorney general's investigation before forming opinions.

Senate Democrats, White House Agree To Tighter Income Limits For Stimulus Checks

Politics | | March 03 2021, 1:40 PM

Moderate Democrats have demanded that the $1,400 stimulus checks be targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The change, if adopted, means the House will need to vote again on the package.

New Initiative By Health Insurers Aims To Help Vaccinate 2 Million Vulnerable Seniors

US & World | | March 03 2021, 1:20 PM

Officials said Wednesday that a coalition of health insurance providers will team up as part of a new "Vaccine Community Connectors" pilot program.

Capitol Police Warns Of Another Possible Right-Wing Attack On Congress

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 12:00 PM

The U.S. Capitol Police says it is aware of and preparing for a threat by an unidentified militia group to breach the Capitol complex on Thursday.

Ronny Jackson 'Bullied' Subordinates And Broke Alcohol Rules, Pentagon Report Finds

Politics | | March 03 2021, 12:00 PM

During a presidential trip, the report says, the former White House physician made inappropriate comments about a female subordinate, then got drunk and banged on her door in the middle of the night.

What The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Have To Tell Us

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 11:40 AM

Seven years after the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, a new book shares insights into their survival strategies — and looks at the mixed blessing of the 'Bring Back Our Girls" campaign.

Explosion Outside Dutch Coronavirus Testing Site, Police Say

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 11:20 AM

Dutch police say the explosion went off outside of a coronavirus test center several miles north of Amsterdam. There were no injuries from the blast.

Germany Places Right-Wing Opposition Party Under Domestic Surveillance

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 11:00 AM

German investigators can now cultivate informants, tap phone calls and read emails as part of its inquiry. The Alternative for Germany party says the move is politically motivated.

DOD Took Hours To Approve National Guard Request During Capitol Riot, Commander Says

Politics | | March 03 2021, 10:40 AM

Maj. Gen. William Walker said the Department of Defense took three hours to approve deploying the National Guard to the Capitol on Jan. 6 after a "frantic" request from Capitol Police.

How The White House Got 2 Pharma Rivals To Work Together On COVID-19 Vaccine

Politics | | March 03 2021, 6:00 AM

A 15-minute call with J&J executives on a Sunday afternoon stretched into a 75-minute turning point. "We have to take bold action and overwhelm this," a senior official said.

Trump's Baseless 2020 Conspiracies Complicate Ohio Effort To Buy Voting Machines

Politics | | March 03 2021, 6:00 AM

Trump and his allies' false claims about Dominion Voting Systems are leading elected officials in one Ohio county to slow down an effort to procure new voting equipment.

The Jan. 6 Riot Could Have Brought Lawmakers Together. It Did The Opposite

Politics | | March 03 2021, 4:20 AM

Democrats and Republicans can agree to very little about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including how to investigate it. The fallout is impacting the ability to work across party lines.

American Factories Are Roaring Back. The Problem? They Can't Find Critical Parts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 4:20 AM

U.S. factories are thriving thanks to unexpected strong demand for all kinds of goods, but that is also leading to unexpected headaches.

Did Record Gun Sales Cause A Spike In Gun Crime? Researchers Say It's Complicated

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 4:20 AM

As experts compile last year's data for gun buying and shooting, the debate grows over whether the two are connected.

'Moxie' Says Some Things, But Not Everything, About High-School Feminists

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 03 2021, 4:20 AM

Directed by Amy Poehler, the new Netflix film longs to stretch beyond its limits to be an inclusive look at feminism in teenagers, but its story works best when it keeps its ambitions modest.

Fauci Donates Personal Coronavirus Model To Smithsonian

US & World | | March 03 2021, 4:00 AM

The face of the U.S. government's pandemic response donated his personal model of the SARS-CoV-2 virion to the Smithsonian Institution for a future exhibit.

Worried About Coronavirus Variants? Here's What You Need To Know

Health | | March 03 2021, 4:00 AM

Scientists are spotting new coronavirus variants almost on a daily basis. So far public health experts are still most worried about three important ones.

Congressional Panels Examine Military's Role In Insurrection, New Security Funding

Politics | | March 03 2021, 4:00 AM

The Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees will hear from top military officials on their role in the insurrection. This, as a House panel weighs new Capitol security spending.

Like 'Peanut Brittle': Mississippi Water Crisis Highlights Infrastructure Problems

US & World | | March 03 2021, 2:00 AM

The water outages in Jackson, Miss., began Feb. 15 as a winter storm swept across the state. An untold number of residents are still without clean water weeks later.

San Francisco Reopens Indoor Dining, Gyms As Coronavirus Cases Drop

Health | | March 03 2021, 12:40 AM

Residents will be able to enjoy many indoor and outdoor activities for the first time in months, including dining, movie theaters, amusement parks and recreational sports.

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COVID-19 AMA: President Biden Says US To Have Enough Vaccine Doses For American Adults By End Of May

| March 03 2021, 9:44 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.

It’s Been A Year Since The Pandemic Reached The US, But Violence And Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Are Still Prevalent

| March 03 2021, 9:42 AM

Early in the pandemic in Los Angeles, an elderly Korean woman who'd been verbally harassed and pelted with rocks in Koreatown went to her local police station to report the incident in her limited English.

Looking Back At The Rodney King Beating, 30 Years Later

| March 03 2021, 9:36 AM

The beating of Rodney King by police officers took place 30 years ago on this day, March 3, 1991.

How Has The Pandemic Impacted Your Family Planning? Tell Us Your Stories

| March 03 2021, 9:13 AM

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic (a year ago, sigh), some wondered whether a baby boom would be inevitable. But research is now showing that it may be a baby bust instead of a boom.

A New Virtual Speaker Series Seeks To Explore The Past, Present And Future Of East Hollywood

| March 03 2021, 9:09 AM

LA journalists Jimmy Recinos and Samanta Helou Hernandez are hosting a new Zoom event series on East Hollywood, covering topics including gentrification, redlining and housing.

Thousands Of Doctors In America Can’t Get Into Residency Programs. What Will It Mean For America’s Physician Shortage?

| March 03 2021, 9:03 AM

In recent years, medical schools have been producing more doctors, but hospital residency programs— a crucial step doctors must take to become fully licensed in the states— can’t keep up.

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