Archive for May 13th, 2021

Schools Are Deciding What The New CDC Mask Guidelines Mean For The Classroom

Health | | May 13 2021, 10:00 PM

It is unclear what impact this will have on teachers, staff and students in the near term. In some states, masks in schools are already optional.

Shopping Without A Mask Depends On Where You Live, Despite New CDC Guidelines

Health | | May 13 2021, 8:40 PM

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said," We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some kind of normalcy." But local authorities are making their own decisions on relaxing the rules.

Here's What Is (And Isn't) Changed By The New CDC Mask Guidance

US & World | | May 13 2021, 7:20 PM

Some parts of public life in the U.S. still operate according to restrictive rules, and that includes planes, trains and buses.

Missouri Will Not Expand Medicaid Despite Voters' Wishes, Governor Says

US & World | | May 13 2021, 3:20 PM

Last year, Missouri voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid. But Republican lawmakers refused to appropriate money to fund it. Now, a legal battle is all but certain.

'Disinformation Dozen' Test Facebook's, Twitter's Ability To Curb Vaccine Hoaxes

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 13 2021, 3:20 PM

The majority of false claims about COVID vaccines on social media trace back to just a handful of influential figures. So why don't the companies just shut them down?

Active-Duty Marine Corps Major Charged In Capitol Riot

Crime & Justice | | May 13 2021, 3:00 PM

Officials say Maj. Christopher Warnagiris is believed to be the first active duty military service member to be charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Biden Says 'Help Is On The Way' As Colonial Pipeline Restarts Flow Of Fuel

Politics | | May 13 2021, 1:20 PM

The president cautions it will be several days before gas flow is fully restored. He urges consumers not to panic and hoard gasoline while warning gas stations not to gouge prices.

Freshly Made Plutonium From Outer Space Found On Ocean Floor

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 13 2021, 1:00 PM

Something went boom in outer space and sent radioactive stardust our way, and it's just been found at the bottom of the ocean.

Adolescents Can Get Routine Immunizations With Their COVID Shots, CDC Advisers Say

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 13 2021, 12:40 PM

Children's immunizations dropped dramatically during the pandemic, and health officials are eager to get kids caught back up on their routine shots before they return to school.

Minneapolis Trial Postponed For 3 Former Police Officers In George Floyd's Murder

Crime & Justice | | May 13 2021, 12:40 PM

"We need space" before the trial to let a federal case proceed, Judge Peter Cahill said, citing the need to let publicity ease about George Floyd's death.

How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 13 2021, 11:40 AM

The attack on Colonial Pipeline has focused new attention on a potentially radical proposal to stem the growing threat posed by ransomware: making it illegal for victims to pay their attackers.

What Is 'Black Fungus'? And Why Is It Spreading Among India's COVID Patients?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 13 2021, 9:20 AM

Doctors say India's battle with COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented rise in mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection that preys on people with weakened immune systems.

FAA OKs Fix For Electrical Issue That Grounded Some Boeing 737 Max Jets

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 13 2021, 8:20 AM

The issue temporarily took more than 100 newly built 737 Max planes out of service last month, but is unrelated to the flight control system problem blamed for two fatal crashes.

Years Later, Former White House Counsel McGahn Agrees To Testify

Politics | | May 13 2021, 2:20 AM

The House Judiciary Committee first subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn in 2019.

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