Archive for April 14th, 2021

Biden Appoints Erika Moritsugu To Asian American Liaison Role

Politics | | April 14 2021, 9:40 PM

"Moritsugu will bring her experience and expertise to the Biden-Harris Administration where she will be a vital voice to advance the President and the Administration's priorities," officials said.

Coinbase, A Bitcoin Startup, Goes Public. Is Crypto Really The 'Future Of Finance'?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 14 2021, 7:00 PM

Coinbase's public debut comes as more institutions warm up to the idea of cryptocurrency and its popularity among investors soars.

Officer Cleared In The Shooting Death Of Ashli Babbitt During Capitol Riot

Crime & Justice | | April 14 2021, 5:20 PM

The investigation determined the officer did not act with bad purpose or in disregard of the law.

U.S. Health Officials Continue Pause Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Health | | April 14 2021, 5:00 PM

An expert advisory committee to the CDC decided it needed more time to consider whether to recommend the restart administration of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson.

Ex-FDA Chief Sees 'Struggle' To Vaccinate More Than Half U.S. Population

Health | | April 14 2021, 3:20 PM

Dr. Scott Gottlieb doesn't expect enough demand for the vaccine much beyond 160 million Americans. But he says there may eventually be enough immunity to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Intelligence Chiefs Say China, Russia Are Biggest Threats To U.S.

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 14 2021, 2:00 PM

The top U.S. intelligence officials detailed concerns to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, with many questions raised about cyberthreats and espionage targeting U.S. technology.

Falun Gong, Steve Bannon And The Trump-Era Battle Over Internet Freedom

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 14 2021, 1:00 PM

The Trump administration and a liberal activist fought to win millions in federal funds for anti-censorship software tied to the Falun Gong. That saga is now at the center of a criminal investigation.

Johnson & Johnson Halt Isn't Just A U.S. Problem

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 14 2021, 12:00 PM

Soon after U.S. regulators paused the use of the J&J single-dose vaccine, health authorities in many European countries and in South Africa announced that they were also putting it on hold.

Bernie Madoff, Financier Behind Notorious Ponzi Scheme, Dies At 82

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 14 2021, 9:20 AM

Madoff died Wednesday in a North Carolina federal prison, where he was serving a 150-year sentence.

Biden To Announce He Will 'End America's Longest War' In Afghanistan

Politics | | April 14 2021, 9:20 AM

The president will announce the United States' intention to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.

Biden Administration Moves To Undo Trump Abortion Rules For Title X

Politics | | April 14 2021, 8:20 AM

The Trump administration tried to "defund" Planned Parenthood and other groups through changes to the Title X family planning program. The Biden administration is proposing reversing those rules.

Bill To Create Commission On Reparations Nears Historic House Vote

Politics | | April 14 2021, 6:00 AM

The bill would create a commission that would study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, hold hearings and recommend "appropriate remedies" to Congress.

Kristen Clarke's Civil Rights Record Led Her To Barrier-Breaking DOJ Nomination

Politics | | April 14 2021, 4:20 AM

Clarke is facing the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If confirmed she would be the first woman and first woman of color in the job.

Carbon Emissions Could Plummet. The Atmosphere Will Lag Behind

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 14 2021, 4:20 AM

The U.S. plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically in the next decade. Scientists say it's crucial that the U.S. succeed. Still, many of the positive effects won't arrive for decades.

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TelevisaUnivision: Diving Into The Media Merger

| April 14 2021, 9:52 AM

Grupo Televisa, Mexico’s largest television network, announced Tuesday it is joining with U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to form a third company that will produce content for both that will be the “definitive global leader in Spanish-language media.”

New Book ‘Rock Me On The Water’ Dives Into Why 1974 Was Such A Crucial Year For LA In Movies, Music, Television And Politics

| April 14 2021, 9:27 AM

While it might seem like any other year in the city’s history, 1974 was a huge year for Los Angeles, particularly in pop culture.

A New California Bill Seeks To Address Racial And Economic Inequities Through Public Banking

| April 14 2021, 9:22 AM

Several state lawmakers have signed on to a new bill that would offer California households free financial services— a move that could help families navigate the economic fallout from the pandemic.

Derek Chauvin Murder Trial: Defense Witness Takes The Stand, Unrest After Daunte Wright Shooting And More

| April 14 2021, 9:16 AM

A use-of-force expert testified that former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because of his frantic resistance, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department.

DOC AMA: CDC Advisers Will Meet About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Orange County Will Offer Digital Vaccine Record And More

| April 14 2021, 9:11 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Tim Brewer from UCLA.

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