Family & Society
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Buried by abuse allegations

Family | Attorneys claim the Boy Scouts are hiding secret files of known abusers
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/03/19, 04:39 pm

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is struggling with what to do with thousands of records of potential child abusers and victims—more than anyone outside the organization previously knew existed. Jeff Anderson, a Minnesota-based attorney, released a court deposition last week claiming the BSA has records of thousands of abusers and victims dating back to the 1920s. Anderson wants the BSA to make the names public, but the organization is hesitant for legal and privacy reasons.

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Officer convicted in woman’s shooting death

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/01/19, 10:32 am

A jury on Tuesday convicted a Minneapolis police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman. Mohamed Noor shot and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond, a dual Australian and U.S. citizen, in July 2017. Damond had called 911 to report a crime just before the shooting. Noor and his partner arrived outside her home to investigate.

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Oliver North out as NRA president

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/27/19, 03:57 pm

Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North announced Saturday he would not serve a second term as president of the National Rifle Association. The announcement came after North attempted to oust longtime NRA CEO Wayne LePierre over a dispute involving the group’s finances and media operations and was made at the group’s national convention in Indianapolis, with North not in attendance.

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