Archive for April 19th, 2021

Humana Inc. Overcharged Medicare Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

Health | | April 19 2021, 11:20 PM

If the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' office of inspector general is sustained, Humana Inc. could face a record penalty for overcharges in a Medicare Advantage plan.

Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies At 93

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 19 2021, 8:40 PM

The Minnesota Democrat was President Jimmy Carter's vice president and the Democratic nominee for president in 1984. He's lauded for humor and transforming the vice presidency, but also for decency.

How The Pandemic Changed The College Admissions Selection Process This Year

Education | | April 19 2021, 6:20 PM

Colleges around the country faced an admissions season marked by pandemic-era challenges: dropped testing requirements, remote learning, disrupted extracurriculars and record applicant pools.

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died Of Natural Causes, Medical Examiner Rules

US & World | | April 19 2021, 5:20 PM

Sicknick, who engaged with pro-Trump rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, died after suffering strokes, Washington, D.C.'s chief medical examiner says.

Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

US & World | | April 19 2021, 5:00 PM

Families and friends met in airports for the first time in over a year after Australia and New Zealand opened a "bubble" of quarantine-free travel between their countries.

Eco-Activist Greta Thunberg Has A New Issue: The Moral Threat of Vaccine Inequality

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 19 2021, 4:20 PM

The 18-year-old gave her point of view at a World Health Organization press conference, saying it's "unethical" to vaccinate young people in wealthy countries ahead of health workers in poor places.

Trial Of Derek Chauvin In The Death Of George Floyd Goes To The Jury

Crime & Justice | | April 19 2021, 4:20 PM

Ahead of closing arguments in the case of the former Minneapolis police officer, Judge Peter Cahill issued detailed instructions to the jury. Chauvin faces three counts.

2 Proud Boys Ordered Jailed Pending Trial In Capitol Riot Conspiracy Case

Crime & Justice | | April 19 2021, 3:00 PM

Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs had been released, but the government renewed its request to return them to custody after indicting them. A federal judge agreed, given the nature of the allegations.

Immigration Agencies Ordered Not To Use Term 'Illegal Alien' Under New Biden Policy

US & World | | April 19 2021, 2:00 PM

The Biden administration is ordering U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to change how they talk about immigrants, part of a broader effort to build a more "humane" immigration system.

Florida Adopts Nation's Toughest Restrictions On Protests

US & World | | April 19 2021, 1:20 PM

Florida's new law increases penalties for violence and property damage committed during a protest. And it requires that those arrested likely be held in jail overnight.

'We Need To Be Nurtured, Too': Many Teachers Say They're Reaching A Breaking Point

Education | | April 19 2021, 11:00 AM

Educators tell NPR that the stress of teaching through the pandemic has affected their health and their personal lives. "It's like nothing I've experienced before," one teachers says.

Attorney For Adam Toledo's Family: 'Adam Died Because He Complied'

US & World | | April 19 2021, 9:40 AM

The attorney for the family of the 13-year-old Chicago boy shot in an alley by police said he didn't need to die. "Adam may still be alive today had the officer given him the opportunity to comply."

Navalny Moved To Infirmary In Russian Prison After Doctor Warns He Could Die Soon

US & World | | April 19 2021, 9:00 AM

The main Russian opposition figure, who has been on a 20-day hunger strike, has been moved to an infirmary at another prison, where he will undergo "vitamin therapy," authorities say.

Europe's Top Soccer Teams Announce New 'Super League'

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 19 2021, 2:40 AM

The Super League's 12 Founding Clubs include some of the most famous professional sports teams in the world, including Liverpool, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.

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