Archive for February 25th, 2021

Senate Can't Vote On $15 Minimum Wage, Parliamentarian Rules

Politics | | February 25 2021, 7:20 PM

The Senate parliamentarian informed lawmakers that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate.

U.S. Launches Military Airstrikes Against Iranian-Backed Militants In Syria

US & World | | February 25 2021, 7:20 PM

The Thursday strikes targeted Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks against Americans in Iraq.

TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 5:20 PM

The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law.

Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With Abuse Dies By Suicide

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 3:20 PM

John Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, was charged Thursday with two dozen criminal counts. An official says he took his life later the same day.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Adviser In His Administration

US & World | | February 25 2021, 2:00 PM

Former economic adviser Lindsey Boylan alleges harassing behavior starting in 2016, including an unwanted kiss and a suggestion of strip poker, after being told the governor had a "crush" on her.

Manhattan Prosecutor Receives Trump Tax Returns After Lengthy Legal Battle

Politics | | February 25 2021, 1:00 PM

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president's tax returns and related documents on Monday.

COVID-19 Vaccine Makers' Booster Shots Aim At A Moving Target: Coronavirus Variants

Health | | February 25 2021, 1:00 PM

In the future, different circumstances will likely determine which vaccine or booster a person receives, based on their antibodies — and which variant is common in their region.

Costco To Raise Minimum Wage To $16 An Hour: 'This Isn't Altruism'

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 12:20 PM

Next week's pay increase would put Costco ahead of much of the industry. CEO W. Craig Jelinek said higher pay reduces turnover and boosts productivity.

Armenia's Prime Minister Calls On Supporters To Rally Against A Possible Coup

US & World | | February 25 2021, 10:20 AM

Nikol Pashinyan warned of a military takeover after the army issued a statement demanding he step down following last year's disastrous conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

President Biden Revokes Trump's Controversial Classical Architecture Order

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 9:40 AM

The announcement from The White House was included in an executive order that revoked a number of Trump's actions as president. Trump had aimed to promote traditional design for federal buildings.

Biden Administration Poised To Release Report On Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 8:20 AM

The U.S. intelligence report is expected to answer the key question about what role, if any, Saudi Arabia's crown prince had in the 2018 killing.

'Yeah, We Lied': Messages Show Prosecutors' Panic Over Missteps In Federal Case

Crime & Justice | | February 25 2021, 6:00 AM

The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.

Teaching Students A New Black History

Education | | February 25 2021, 5:00 AM

An innovative education startup is offering culturally responsive learning to Black students across the country.

'Hunt, Gather, Parent' Offers Lessons Collected Around The World

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 4:20 AM

NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff found that parenting books she read after becoming a mom left a lot out. When she went through a tough period with her daughter, she traveled the world in search of guidance.

Watchdog Faults FAA For 'Significant Misunderstanding' Of Flight System

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2021, 2:20 AM

The inspector general for the Transportation Department says U.S. regulators must address oversight failures that led to two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019.

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COVID-19 AMA: California Tops 50,000 Deaths From Winter Surge, The New Variant Spreading In New York And More

| February 25 2021, 9:39 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg.

A Very Brief History Of South Central Jazz

| February 25 2021, 9:21 AM

Jazz was in its heyday in the 1930s and '40s when nightclubs like Club Alabam abounded on Central Avenue.

The Peace Corps Celebrates 60 Years Of Service: We Take A Look Back At The Organization And Its History

| February 25 2021, 9:16 AM

It was 1960 when then-senator John F. Kennedy was on the campaign trail speaking to students from the University of Michigan, challenging them to travel abroad and assist other countries overseas. This establishing moment was what sparked Kennedy to eventually create the Peace Corps in 1961 when he became president.

How The Biden Administration Can Fight Disinformation

| February 25 2021, 9:13 AM

Conspiracy theories and hoaxes have been around for a long time, even well before the advent of the internet, but in recent years it seems more and more Americans are willing to openly embrace them, particularly as high-ranking government officials, including the former president, amplify the voices of those spreading disinformation.

Loyalty Turned Valued Employee: We Talk To Workers Who Have Climbed The Corporate Ladder

| February 25 2021, 9:09 AM

As an economic downturn hurts folks across the United States, one of the most important things for workers is stability. According to a study done by the Society for Human Resource Management, most employees are prioritizing their compensation, job security and opportunity to use their skills.

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