Archive for April 7th, 2021

Murder Charges Against Ex-Dallas Officer Dropped For Insufficient Probable Cause

Crime & Justice | | April 07 2021, 9:20 PM

"If we get to a point in any case, no matter who the defendant is ... that we feel there is insufficient probable cause, we have to alert the defense and alert the court," prosecutors said Wednesday.

Virginia 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize 'Social Equity'

US & World | | April 07 2021, 4:00 PM

By July 1, Virginians will be able to possess small amounts of cannabis legally. It's the third state this year to legalize marijuana with a stated focus on reducing harm to communities of color.

Saks Says No To Fur, The Latest Fashion Seller To Go Fur-Free

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 07 2021, 2:00 PM

Saks Fifth Avenue will phase out sales of animal-fur products, joining other retailers such as Macy's that are responding to growing anti-fur sentiment among shoppers.

CDC Says More Virulent British Strain Of Coronavirus Now Dominant In U.S.

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 07 2021, 1:00 PM

The variant known as B.1.1.7, which is more easily spread, was first identified in England last fall. Since then, it has spread quickly in the U.S.

Drugs Targeting Immune Response To COVID-19 Show Promise

Health | | April 07 2021, 11:20 AM

Researchers are reporting some progress in their search for drugs that tamp down the overwhelming immune reaction that can kill a patient with COVID-19.

Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn

Health | | April 07 2021, 10:00 AM

One in four Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine. Researchers say it could keep the nation from reaching a critical tipping point.

The Military Confronts Extremism, One Conversation At A Time

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 07 2021, 4:20 AM

Every unit is holding a "stand down" to talk about extremism in the ranks. But the armed forces are still grappling with fundamental questions of how to define, identify and best deal with it.

A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 07 2021, 4:20 AM

Part of President Biden's infrastructure plan aims to promote racial equity. Professor Deborah Archer says highway planners in the mid-20th century sometimes purposefully destroyed Black communities.

World's Biggest Vaccine Maker 'Very Stressed' As India Sees Record Spike In COVID-19

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 07 2021, 4:20 AM

India has recorded its biggest jump in new coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. Authorities are trying to balance curbs on movement with voting in state elections.

Your Weather Forecast Update: Warmer Climate Will Be The New 'Normal'

https://scpr.org/archive | | April 07 2021, 4:20 AM

In May, NOAA will release its once-a-decade update for the 30-year weather averages that local meteorologists use. In many places, it will mean far fewer days that are 'above normal.'

Fact Check: How Colorado, Georgia Voting Laws Differ Despite Conservatives' Claims

Politics | | April 07 2021, 4:00 AM

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is headed to Denver in protest of Georgia's new voting law, including changes to who can vote by mail. Georgia's governor called the move "hypocritical."

Toronto Suspends In Person Class As Cases Surge In Canada's Most-Populous Province

US & World | | April 07 2021, 12:20 AM

All elementary and secondary school students in Toronto will return to remote learning Wednesday and will remain home until at least April 18.

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Impact Of Potential China Olympic Games Boycott On LA’s Economy, Plus A 1980 Moscow Boycott History Lesson

| April 07 2021, 9:51 AM

China’s government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaints of human rights abuses.

COVID-19: California Sets Sights On Full Reopening In June

| April 07 2021, 9:16 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Tim Brewer from UCLA.

Implication Of New Research That Grew Mouse Embryos In Artificial Womb

| April 07 2021, 9:10 AM

According to a recent study published in Nature, scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel were able to grow mouse embryos in an artificial womb for several days.

California To Lift Most COVID-19 Workplace, Biz Restrictions By Mid-June

| April 07 2021, 9:00 AM

California plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses and workplaces June 15, with officials saying enough people should be vaccinated by then to allow for life to almost get back to a pre-pandemic normal.

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