Joe Hernandez

WHYY

Joe Hernandez appears in the following:

Pfizer officially asks the FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for kids aged 5-11

Thursday, October 07, 2021

"With new cases in children in the U.S. continuing to be at a high level, this submission is an important step in our ongoing effort against #COVID19," the pharmaceutical giant said.

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ESPN anchor Sage Steele is off the air after her comments on vaccines and Obama

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

On a podcast, Steele called vaccine mandates "sick" and "scary" and questioned why former President Barack Obama identifies as Black even though he was raised by his white mother.

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Tesla must pay $137 million to a Black employee who sued for racial discrimination

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Owen Diaz, an elevator operator from 2015 to 2016, said in his lawsuit that he and others were called the N-word by Tesla employees and that he was told to "go back to Africa."

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The California oil spill could endanger birds and sea life for years, experts say

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Even as the response effort continues, experts say the long-term impacts to the environment — particularly on birds and marine life — could be significant.

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier had its first all-female guard change in history

Monday, October 04, 2021

It was a milestone moment for the famed memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, which pays tribute to the unidentified service members who died in war.

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What the 'Pandora Papers' show about how the powerful hide money from public view

Sunday, October 03, 2021

The global investigation sheds new light on how the world's wealthy use a network of lawyers and financial institutions to obscure their finances from authorities, their creditors and the public.

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A massive oil spill in the Pacific Ocean has reached the Southern California coast

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Federal, state and local agencies are racing to determine the cause of the spill, which is at least 13 square miles in size.

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A Calif. Beach Was Seized From Black Owners In 1924. Now The Family Will Get It Back

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill that will return a plot of beachfront land along the Southern California coast to the family of a Black couple who lost it to eminent domain.

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A Deaf Man Who Couldn't Hear Police Commands Was Tased And Spent Four Months In Jail

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Brady Mistic says in a federal lawsuit that police violated his civil rights by using unnecessary force during his arrest. Deaf in both ears, Mistic can't read lips and communicates by sign language.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says NBA Players Should Get Vaccinated Or Be Kicked Off The Team

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The 2021-2022 NBA season is set to begin in a few weeks without a vaccine mandate for players. Instead, unvaccinated players will have to submit to regular testing.

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The Biden Administration Will No Longer Use Horses At A Texas Border Crossing

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Images of Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling a group of mostly Haitian migrants at a makeshift camp drew widespread criticism, including from members of the Biden administration.

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The European Union Wants A Universal Charger For Cell Phones And Other Devices

Thursday, September 23, 2021

According to the EU, 38% of consumers reported struggling at least once to charge their cell phones because they couldn't find a compatible charger.

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Black And Latino Homeowners Are About Twice As Likely As Whites To Get Low Appraisals

Thursday, September 23, 2021

A new analysis by Freddie Mac has found that only 7.4% of appraisals in majority-white census tracts came in below contract price, compared with 12.5% for Black areas and 15.4% for Latino ones.

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Why Liquor Shortages Caused By The COVID-19 Pandemic Persist In Some States

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Some producers can't source glass bottles, the cost to import liquor has gone up, and there is a shortage of truck drivers. Also, it just takes a long time to make some types of booze.

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Another Flight Has Left Kabul's Airport, This Time With 28 U.S. Citizens On Board

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Qatar Airways charter flight, which was the latest departure from the country now under Taliban control, also included seven U.S. permanent residents.

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Hundreds Rally In Support Of Capitol Riot Suspects Amid Heightened Police Presence

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The crowds were demonstrating in support of people who are accused of participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection, which left several people dead.

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Mayim Bialik And Ken Jennings Will Host 'Jeopardy!' Through The End Of The Year

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The announcement is the latest development in Jeopardy!'s troubled search for a new host following the November death of longtime presenter Alex Trebek.

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You Can Scrap The Password For Your Microsoft Account And Sign In With An App

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Microsoft users will be able to access their accounts using an app or a code sent to their phone or email. Company officials say it will make logging on both easier and safer.

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Sir Walter Raleigh's Colony Vanished Over 400 Years Ago. Scientists Are Still Looking

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Archaeologists hope a new search will unearth clues about what happened to 117 men, women and children who vanished from a North Carolina settlement.

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Fort Hood Should Be Renamed After The 1st Hispanic 4-Star General, Lawmakers Say

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The federal government is continuing to decide how it will rename bases across the U.S. named after Confederate service members, a mandate included in the defense bill approved by Congress in January.

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