Archive for April 6th, 2021

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Transgender Health Care Bill: 'Step Way Too Far'

Crime & Justice | | April 06 2021, 6:40 PM

"My own personal view that this is too extreme, it was too broad and did not grandfather in those young people who are currently under hormone treatment," he said, before apologizing.

Governor Aims To Reopen California By Mid-June, Contingent On Public Health Metrics

US & World | | April 06 2021, 4:00 PM

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a tentative statewide reopening date of June 15, provided vaccine availability increases and hospitalizations remain low.

Police Expert Testifies About Medical Support In Trial Of Derek Chauvin

US & World | | April 06 2021, 3:40 PM

"Just because [someone is] speaking does not mean they are breathing adequately," Minneapolis police medical support coordinator Nicole Mackenzie testified.

The Border Patrol's New Migrant Child Care Cadre

US & World | | April 06 2021, 3:20 PM

An overwhelmed Border Patrol realized it did not have enough officers trained to care for vulnerable detainees in its custody, so it created a new position: Processing Coordinator.

MLB Moves All-Star Game To Colorado Amid Uproar Over Georgia Voting Law | | April 06 2021, 1:20 PM

The change came in response to Georgia's controversial new voting law, which the MLB says is against its values.

Longtime Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies At 84

Politics | | April 06 2021, 1:00 PM

Hastings became Florida's first Black federal judge, but was later impeached and removed from office. He went on to win a seat in Congress, where he was known as the "Dean of the Florida Delegation."

Rising Tide: Powerful U.S. Growth Set To Lift Global Economy, IMF Says | | April 06 2021, 12:40 PM

The International Monetary Fund predicts the U.S. economy will grow at its fastest pace in decades this year, lifting the outlook for worldwide economic growth.

Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

Health | | April 06 2021, 12:20 PM

The three vaccines available in the U.S. are safe and effective, but not ideal. Now, work is underway to create more convenient and potent vaccines, including a tablet and nasal spray.

Biden To Say All Adults Should Be Vaccine Eligible By April 19

US & World | | April 06 2021, 11:40 AM

The White House says Biden will announce on Tuesday that states must open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. residents 16 and older by April 19, about two weeks ahead of his initial May 1 deadline.

Citing Pandemic Fears, North Korea Says It Won't Attend Tokyo Olympics | | April 06 2021, 9:00 AM

Pyongyang will skip the games, shattering South Korea's hopes that the games might revive stalled peace talks between the bitter rivals.

Stranger Danger: An Economist's Guide To Overcoming Distrust | | April 06 2021, 5:40 AM

A new book delves into humanity's long march to overcoming distrust.

Biden Envoy To Iran On What To Expect In Renewed Nuclear Talks

US & World | | April 06 2021, 4:20 AM

Iran and the U.S. are holding indirect talks on restarting the 2015 nuclear deal. Robert Malley, the Biden administration special envoy to Iran, says a deal would be in the interest of all Americans.

New Zealand, Australia To Create 'Travel Bubble,' Resume Quarantine-Free Travel

US & World | | April 06 2021, 2:20 AM

The pandemic is under such control in the two countries that people will be able to travel between them for the first time without quarantining since March 2020.

Baylor Defeats Gonzaga To Win Its 1st Men's NCAA Basketball Championship | | April 06 2021, 1:20 AM

The Gonzaga Bulldogs went into the championship game undefeated. But after the final buzzer, it was the Baylor Bears who were victorious. Baylor beat Gonzaga 86-70.

LAUSD Offering Child Care Subsidy For Staff As Schools Reopen | | April 06 2021, 6:00 AM

Full-time district employees are eligible for a $500-a-month payment for each child 5-years-old and younger in a child care program.

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Some Universities Are Requiring Vaccinations Before Students And Staff Return To Campus. What Are The Legal And Logistics Questions?

| April 06 2021, 9:46 AM

Last week, Cornell University became the latest in a growing pool of higher education institutions to announce that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for students to return to campus.

How Researchers Were Able To Plant Memories In People’s Heads (Before Helping To Root Them Out)

| April 06 2021, 9:40 AM

It might sound like a concept out of Chris Nolan’s 2010 box-office-hit-turned-cultural-touchstone “Inception,” but researchers in Germany and the United Kingdom were recently able to successfully plant memories in the minds of study participants before going back and helping the participants identify and root out the memories.

After A Year Of Distancing And Lockdowns, We’re Anxious. How Are You Coping With Social Anxiety?

| April 06 2021, 9:28 AM

As more people get a COVID-19 vaccine, the more it feels like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

We Break Down Georgia’s New Voting Law And Talk Political, Economic Impacts

| April 06 2021, 9:26 AM

The sweeping rewrite of Georgia’s election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his presidential loss to Joe Biden.

COVID-19: Vaccine Eligibility Expansions, Why CA’s Contact Tracing Efforts Didn’t Go As Planned And More

| April 06 2021, 9:19 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.

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