Archive for May 11th, 2021

Norman Lloyd, Who Got His Acting Start During The New Deal, Dies At 106

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 7:00 PM

Lloyd performed with the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s and appeared in Trainwreck at age 100. He acted with Charlie Chaplin, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and appeared in dozens of TV shows.

Arizona Republicans Enact Sweeping Changes To State's Early Voting List

Politics | | May 11 2021, 6:20 PM

Voters on the state's Permanent Early Voting List — or PEVL — are automatically sent a ballot for every election in which they're eligible to vote. The new law takes the "permanent" out of the PEVL.

Andrew Brown's Family Views Longer Video Footage Of Fatal Shooting

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 6:20 PM

"What we saw on that video was an unjustified killing," family attorney Bakari Sellers told reporters on Tuesday in Elizabeth City, N.C., after seeing additional police body camera video.

Former Trump Officials To Defend Federal Response To Capitol Riot

Politics | | May 11 2021, 5:40 PM

Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is set to testify that he was cautious about allowing military intervention during the siege on Jan. 6.

Meet America's Newest Chess Master, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Arts & Entertainment | | May 11 2021, 5:20 PM

At 10 years old, Tanitoluwa Adewumi just became one of the youngest chess masters in the United States — and he's not done yet. He says he hopes to become the world's youngest grandmaster.

What The School Attack Means For Afghanistan's Future

US & World | | May 11 2021, 4:20 PM

Shaharzad Akbar of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says the viciousness of killing schoolgirls was especially devastating. She wants women present in peace talks.

Woman Who Murdered 7 Veterans In VA Hospital Gets Multiple Life Sentences

US & World | | May 11 2021, 2:00 PM

The former nursing assistant pleaded guilty to intentionally using lethal doses of insulin to kill the elderly veterans who ranged in age from 81 to 96.

2 Men Charged With Assaulting Police In Capitol Riot Ordered Jailed Pending Trial

Crime & Justice | | May 11 2021, 11:20 AM

George Tanios and Julian Khater have been accused of conspiring to assault U.S. Capitol Police officers, including Brian Sicknick, who were protecting the Capitol on Jan. 6.

4th Wave Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hits Washington State

US & World | | May 11 2021, 11:00 AM

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is extending mandates and restrictions while much of the U.S. celebrates declining COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.

In Ahmaud Arbery's Name, Georgia Repeals Citizen's Arrest Law

US & World | | May 11 2021, 11:00 AM

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law repealing citizen's arrest in the state. The white men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery are using citizen's arrest as part of their defense.

No New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Most Of U.K., As Restrictions Set To Ease

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 10:40 AM

England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday recorded no new COVID-19 deaths, and Wales reported four. Health experts said the milestone represents an encouraging sign.

Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops About Denying Communion To Supporters Of Abortion Rights

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 10:00 AM

The possible plan could impact President Biden, among other Catholic political figures. The Vatican is calling for U.S. bishops to reach a consensus and says any such move could sow division.

Warren, Sanders Call For Expanding Food Aid To College Students

Education | | May 11 2021, 8:20 AM

The Democratic Senators are introducing a bill that would make pandemic-related food benefits for college students permanent, and create grants for colleges to address hunger.

At Least 8 Dead In School Shooting In Russia

US & World | | May 11 2021, 6:40 AM

Officials say a 19-year-old former student at a school in the Russian city of Kazan opened fire there Tuesday, killing at least seven eighth-grade students and a teacher.

Why Soaring Stocks Could Be Bad News For The Economy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 6:20 AM

A new book argues that the growing profitability of big business is bad news for workers.

Forgetting And Forgotten: Older Prisoners Seek Release But Fall Through The Cracks

Crime & Justice | | May 11 2021, 4:20 AM

Prisoners like Kent Clark who broke the law before 1987 should have a chance at parole, unlike more recent inmates. But there are dozens of men in their 60s and older who have little hope of release.

Government Housing Vouchers Are Hard To Get, And Hard To Use

US & World | | May 11 2021, 4:20 AM

The federal government plans to release another $5 billion to help those at risk of homelessness. But even without that assistance, low-income tenants struggle to use housing vouchers.

Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 2:00 AM

The announcement from President Jair Bolsonaro comes amid an investigation into his handling of the pandemic.

China's Birthrate Drops, As Census Data Warn Of Aging Population

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 11 2021, 1:00 AM

Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.

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