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Court allows abuse case against former Baptist leader

Courts | Texas judges rule in favor of one of Paul Pressler’s accusers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 3/05/21, 01:22 pm

Until 2019, a stained-glass image of Paul Pressler adorned the MacGorman Chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The former Texas state judge was honored alongside other Southern Baptist Convention leaders for his role in the conservative resurgence within the denomination in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Parler sues Amazon

by Tim Lamer
Posted 1/12/21, 01:24 pm

Parler, a social media competitor to Twitter, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon Web Services on Monday, hours after Amazon booted Parler from its servers. According to Parler, Amazon said it took the action because Parler couldn’t police its platform for violent content. The lawsuit notes the web giant didn’t take action against Twitter, which also uses its servers, despite “Hang Mike Pence” being a top trending tweet on Friday night.

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U.S. sues Walmart over opioid crisis

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/22/20, 07:35 pm

The Department of Justice said the country’s largest retailer pressured its pharmacies to fill potentially suspicious prescriptions for painkillers that fueled an epidemic of addiction. A civil suit filed against Walmart on Tuesday alleges it used an inadequate system for detecting and reporting possibly fraudulent orders of opioids. Walmart operates more than 5,000 pharmacies in its stores around the country.

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