Archive for May 6th, 2021

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Including A Giant Chinese Rocket Plunging Toward Earth

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 10:20 PM

U.S. Space Command says the exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around May 8.

Grand Jury Indicts Puerto Rican Boxer Félix Verdejo In Death Of Pregnant Lover

Crime & Justice | | May 06 2021, 8:40 PM

The indictment on Thursday also included charges against Verdejo's accomplice, who officials say was promised some payment to help drug, kill, and dispose of Keishla Marlen Rodríguez Ortiz.

A Remote Work Revolution Is Underway — But Not For Everyone

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 4:20 PM

It's not just tech companies embracing work-from-home for the post-pandemic era. But manufacturers like Ford also have to consider the huge swathes of their workforce that simply can't work remotely.

How Systemic Racism Continues To Determine Black Health And Wealth In Chicago

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 12:20 PM

There is a 30-year gap in the life expectancy of some Black and white Chicagoans. Journalist Linda Villarosa talks about the link between racism and health outcomes, and tells her own family's story.

Justice Department: Arizona Senate Audit, Recount May Violate Federal Law

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 11:00 AM

Election materials are no longer in the custody of election officials — a possible violation of law, the DOJ says. And plans for canvassing may violate laws aimed at halting voter intimidation.

Pfizer To Vaccinate Olympic Athletes As Japan Mulls Extending Pandemic Restrictions

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 10:40 AM

With the Tokyo Games weeks away, the pharmaceutical company and its German partner, BioNTech, have agreed to donate the necessary doses.

New Zealand Pauses 'Travel Bubble' With Australia Amid Coronavirus Outbreak In Sydney

US & World | | May 06 2021, 8:20 AM

Less than three weeks after launching quarantine-free travel between the two countries, New Zealand is temporarily suspending flights from Australia after new cases were found there.

Want To Send A Mean Tweet? Twitter's New Feature Wants You To Think Again

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 6:00 AM

Twitter released a new feature that detects potentially offensive replies on its service and asks users to review a message before sending.

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You're Tired All The Time, You're Not Alone

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 4:20 AM

The pandemic has done a number on us, in too many ways to count. Our bodies are responding with feelings of fatigue and lack of focus, experts say. Here are some tips to help you feel better.

On The Road, At The Ballpark: Americans Celebrate Vaccinations, Lifting Businesses

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 4:20 AM

Newly vaccinated Americans are spending more freely on restaurants, travel and live entertainment. That should give a boost to pandemic-scarred service industries.

'Girls5eva' Is Just Catchy Enough

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 4:00 AM

The Peacock comedy series about a has-been fictional girl group from the '90s has great, big performances and a lot of nostalgia.

Oregon Public Health Workers Race To Vaccinate 'Extreme Risk' Counties

Health | | May 06 2021, 4:00 AM

Fifteen Oregon counties are designated "extreme risk" for COVID-19 due to high infection rates. Linn County's public health office is working to convince residents to get their shots.

Why Facebook's Decision On Trump Could Be 'Make Or Break' For His Political Future

Politics | | May 06 2021, 4:00 AM

Facebook's Oversight Board sent the decision of whether to let the former president back on the platform back to the company itself, and it's a critical one for Trump's political future.

Google Adapts To Long-Term Telework, Offers Employees Hybrid Work Week

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 06 2021, 1:40 AM

More than a year into telework, the tech giant has said 60% of its employees will work remotely two days a week. Twenty percent will work from home permanently.

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LA City’s Initiative For A More Honest, Less Whitewashed Relationship With Its History

| May 06 2021, 9:44 AM

In 2019, Mayor Garcetti formed a panel of forty scholars, historians, architects and other cultural leaders to reassess its official relationship with its history - both the good and the bad.

Majority Of Americans Want Help Aging At Home, What Can The Government Do To Help?

| May 06 2021, 9:41 AM

A new poll conducted in late March by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research noted that 88% of the public would like to live their twilight years in their home as opposed to a long-term care facility.

After Gates’ Divorce, We Discuss Rise in ‘Gray Divorce’ And Impact On Adult Children

| May 06 2021, 9:34 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world.

DOC AMA: Los Angeles County Moves Into Yellow Tier, Biden Announces Support For Waiving Vaccine Patents

| May 06 2021, 9:30 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice of UCLA/Mattel Children’s Hospital.

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