Archive for May 3rd, 2021

U.S.-Mexico Efforts Targeting Drug Cartels Have Unraveled, Top DEA Official Says | | May 03 2021, 5:20 PM

A diplomatic row has frozen U.S.-Mexican efforts to target drug cartels. American officials say illicit fentanyl from labs in Mexico is driving a surge in overdose deaths.

How NPR Shattered The Old Model Of Broadcast Journalism | | May 03 2021, 4:40 PM

In the 50 years that NPR has been around, the journalistic landscape has changed massively. We explore these changes and what role the network

1A Reflects On The Last And Next 50 Years Of NPR | | May 03 2021, 4:20 PM

Featuring interviews with leaders and emerging voices, we look at the last 50 years of NPR, examine its historical weak spots and hear how change is being made in the present and decades ahead.

Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Earlier Criticism

Politics | | May 03 2021, 3:40 PM

The new ceiling for refugee admissions will be 62,500 — far above former President Donald Trump's cap of 15,000. Advocates had been concerned Biden was not moving fast enough on a campaign promise.

Children Now Account For 22% of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That? | | May 03 2021, 2:40 PM

A year ago, COVID-19 cases in children made up less than 3% of the U.S. total. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said children represented 22.4% of new cases.

EPA Moves To Cut A Group Of Powerful Greenhouse Gases | | May 03 2021, 11:20 AM

The EPA plans to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, which are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. When HFCs are released into the atmosphere, they are extremely good at trapping heat.

Internet Oldies AOL And Yahoo Are Sold ... Again | | May 03 2021, 9:40 AM

Unable to compete successfully with Facebook and Google for digital advertising, Verizon signals a return to its roots as a telecommunications company.

Amid Nationwide Protests, Colombia's President Withdraws Controversial Tax Hike | | May 03 2021, 9:20 AM

President Iván Duque had argued that the tax overhaul was needed to raise badly needed revenue. But ordinary Colombians who are suffering amid COVID-19 turned out by the tens of thousands.

Can't Help Falling In Love With A Vaccine: How Polio Campaign Beat Vaccine Hesitancy

Health | | May 03 2021, 8:00 AM

This isn't the first big vaccine rollout, and the past holds lessons for the pandemic present. Here's a look at how the polio vaccine overcame U.S. hesitancy.

25 States Mount Legal Fight To Block Sackler Bid For Opioid Immunity

US & World | | May 03 2021, 4:20 AM

Under a bankruptcy procedure prohibited by courts in part of the country, the Sacklers could be sheltered from opioid lawsuits even without declaring bankruptcy. Some states are crying foul.

Loved Ones Mourn Andrew Brown Jr.: 'He Kept A Smile On His Face'

US & World | | May 03 2021, 4:20 AM

As the investigation into his death continues, Andrew Brown Jr. will be remembered with a funeral in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday. He was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies on April 21.

Michael Lewis' 'The Premonition' Is A Sweeping Indictment Of The CDC | | May 03 2021, 4:20 AM

In a new book, author Michael Lewis writes about public health officers who tried to get others to look at the data on Covid-19 and act to make sure the virus didn't spread.

Separated Families To Reunite In The U.S., As Immigrant Advocates Push For More

US & World | | May 03 2021, 4:20 AM

Four migrant families that were separated at the border by the Trump administration will be allowed to reunify in the United States this week, the secretary of Homeland Security announced.

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Earth’s Climate Is Changing, But Mainstream Climate Coverage Is Burdened By Knowledge Gaps And Popular Misconceptions

| May 03 2021, 9:31 AM

In a new book out this month, author Steve E. Koonin argues that Earth’s climate is changing, but the scientific findings are more opaque than popular media often suggests.

Remembering Los Angeles Philanthropist And Art Collector Eli Broad

| May 03 2021, 9:27 AM

Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 87.

With Fewer Cars On The Road, Why Didn’t Traffic Death Toll In LA Go Down During The Pandemic?

| May 03 2021, 9:22 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic upended much of normal life in Los Angeles, but there’s one local norm that stayed the same: people continue to be injured and killed in collisions on city streets at a high rate.

DOC AMA: LA County Latest, Breakthrough Cases, What’s Happening In India And More

| May 03 2021, 9:16 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

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