Archive for March 8th, 2021

Instagram Suggested Posts To Users. It Served Up COVID-19 Falsehoods, Study Finds

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 08 2021, 11:20 PM

The photo-sharing app owned by Facebook recommended posts and accounts making false claims about COVID-19, vaccines and the 2020 U.S. election.

South Dakota Passes Bill Restricting Transgender Girls From Sports Teams

US & World | | March 08 2021, 6:40 PM

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, says she is excited to sign a bill that lawmakers have passed that bans transgender girls from sports teams of their gender identity.

Georgia Senate Republicans Pass Bill To End No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Politics | | March 08 2021, 5:20 PM

Despite Senate passage, some of the state's top Republicans, including the governor, have indicated they oppose curbing mail-in voting.

Pope Francis Defends His Trip To Iraq Despite Infection Risks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 08 2021, 5:20 PM

The pope spent four days visiting six cities. He met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric to encourage Christian-Muslim dialogue.

Why Scientists Are Infecting Healthy Volunteers With The Coronavirus

Health | | March 08 2021, 3:40 PM

Exposing people to a potentially fatal disease could hasten understanding of COVID-19 and development of new vaccines and treatments. But the risks of such studies raise serious ethical questions.

Undocumented Venezuelans Given Protected Status In United States

Politics | | March 08 2021, 3:20 PM

The Biden administration's decision represents a major policy shift from the Trump team, which withstood bipartisan calls to grant the protections to Venezuelans fleeing life-threatening crises.

Roberts Accuses Supreme Court Justices Of 'Turning Judges Into Advice Columnists'

Crime & Justice | | March 08 2021, 1:00 PM

In an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of two former students blocked from expressing religious opinions on campus. But Roberts protested, keeping the case alive after the college caved.

Iowa Reporter Goes On Trial In Case That Raises Press Freedom Concerns

US & World | | March 08 2021, 1:00 PM

The Des Moines Register reporter, Andrea Sahouri, was arrested as she covered a Black Lives Matter protest. "Treating media work as a crime is a human rights violation," Amnesty International said.

Review Of Capitol Riot Urges More Police, Mobile Fencing

Politics | | March 08 2021, 11:20 AM

An insurrection task force directed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says U.S. Capitol Police need more support to address security weaknesses. The review was led by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré.

CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

Health | | March 08 2021, 10:20 AM

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors in some circumstances but should keep wearing masks in public.

Syria's Bashar Assad And His Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 08 2021, 8:40 AM

The couple received PCR tests after experiencing minor symptoms consistent with the virus, according to an official statement. Both are in "good health and in a stable condition," it said.

Seoul Agrees To Pay More For U.S. Forces Stationed In South Korea

US & World | | March 08 2021, 4:20 AM

The Biden administration agreed to a second cost-sharing partnership with an Asian ally. It's now negotiated with Japan and Korea to share the costs of housing U.S. forces in their countries.

As Many Parents Fret Over Remote Learning, Some Find Their Kids Are Thriving

Education | | March 08 2021, 4:20 AM

"It's a lot easier to focus," says one sixth grader with ADHD. While some students fell behind while learning virtually during the pandemic, others focus better when they aren't around classmates.

Walter Isaacson's 'Code Breaker' Spotlights The Woman At The Forefront Of CRISPR

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 08 2021, 4:00 AM

The gene-editing technology is at the center of an ethical debate. Isaacson examines it through the life of Jennifer Doudna, co-recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for CRISPR's discovery.

Biden Will Establish A Gender Policy Council Within The White House

Politics | | March 08 2021, 4:00 AM

In addition to establishing the council, President Biden will sign an executive order aimed at reversing Trump administration policies on campus sexual assault and harassment.

House Poised To Pass Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill On Tuesday

Politics | | March 08 2021, 4:00 AM

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for bipartisan support for the upcoming House vote on the Senate-amended legislation. Such support is unlikely, as Republicans are fiercely opposed to the package.

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What Harry And Meghan’s Interview, Allegations About Royal Family Portend For The Monarchy

| March 08 2021, 9:42 AM

Britain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide.

The Legal Considerations And Challenges As George Floyd Murder Trial Begins

| March 08 2021, 9:29 AM

The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd on Monday paused jury selection for at least a day while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge.

COVID-19 AMA: What New CDC Guidelines Say Fully Vaccinated People Can (And Still Can’t) Do

| March 08 2021, 9:29 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Compton Mayor Aja Brown On Universal Basic Income, Her Tenure In Office

| March 08 2021, 9:23 AM

After serving two terms and becoming the youngest mayor in city history at age 31 when she was elected in 2013, Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced earlier this year that she would not be seeking a third term in office.

Black Churches Have Long Been An Important Part Of African-American Life. How Is That Evolving?

| March 08 2021, 9:20 AM

Churches and mosques have held an important role in the lives of many Black Americans, whether as sites of racial solidarity in the fight for civil rights or as spaces for community building.

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