Archive for January 22nd, 2020

New Jersey Mandates Severance Pay For Workers Facing Mass Layoffs

Crime & Justice | | January 22 2020, 8:00 PM

"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.

Architect Of CIA's Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 5:00 PM

One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared again at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80 times.

Are Senators Trying A President Jurors? Clinton Trial Ruling Says They Are Not

Politics | | January 22 2020, 4:00 PM

An objection to being referred to as a juror made by a senator in the Clinton impeachment trial was upheld by the presiding chief justice. That ruling now seems forgotten by many.

How Does Wuhan Coronavirus Compare With MERS, SARS And The Common Cold?

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 2:40 PM

The virus that has emerged in China is part of a family known as coronaviruses. Here's how some of the best-known coronaviruses compare with this newly identified member of the viral family.

Public Transport In Wuhan Suspended Due To Coronavirus Concerns

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 2:00 PM

It's the most dramatic change in the wake of the newly discovered virus, which has so far infected some 500 individuals and killed 17. Will it help stem the outbreak?

District Of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee For 'Grossly Overpaying' At Trump Hotel

Crime & Justice | | January 22 2020, 1:20 PM

President Trump's inaugural committee spent more than a million dollars renting event space at the hotel in January 2017, a cost that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says is far above market rate.

A History Of 'Pettifogging' For The Pettifoggers Among You

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 11:40 AM

Chief Justice John Roberts trotted out an obscure term during impeachment proceedings yesterday; here's what it means.

With The Rules Set, Senate Trial Opening Arguments Begin

Politics | | January 22 2020, 7:00 AM

House impeachment managers are taking to the Senate floor Wednesday, arguing their case for why President Trump should be removed from office. Trump, meanwhile, called the case against him a "hoax."

Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 6:20 AM

Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help.

Election Security Boss: Threats To 2020 Are Now Broader, More Diverse

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 4:20 AM

In an exclusive interview with NPR, election threats executive Shelby Pierson says more nations may attempt more types of interference in the U.S.

Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections

Politics | | January 22 2020, 4:20 AM

King County, Wash., plans to allow all eligible voters to vote using their smartphones in a February election. It's the largest endeavor so far as online voting slowly expands across the U.S.

Gallup Poll: Dissatisfaction With U.S. Abortion Laws On The Rise

US & World | | January 22 2020, 3:20 AM

A new poll from Gallup finds increased dissatisfaction with the nation's abortion laws, mostly among Democrats, who want fewer restrictions.

LA's Annual Homeless Count (Or Undercount?) Is Underway

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2020, 10:30 AM

On paper, the annual census attempts to count everyone who is "literally homeless" in a jurisdiction. But producing an accurate number is virtually impossible.

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Entertainment World Latest: Weinstein Trial Begins, Controversy At The Grammys

| January 22 2020, 8:52 AM

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defense said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the trial out of town.

Impeachment Latest: Dems Prepare To Make Opening Arguments After Senate Sets Trial Rules

| January 22 2020, 8:43 AM

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.

What You Need To Know Ahead Of The Start Of In-Person Voting For The 2020 CA Primary

| January 22 2020, 8:30 AM

Today marks one month until in-person voting begins for California voters casting ballots in the state’s primary elections, and if you don’t already know, things are going to be a little bit different than you might be used to this time around.

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