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New York attorney general sues NRA

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/06/20, 02:49 pm

If New York Attorney General Letitia James gets her way, the National Rifle Association won’t exist anymore. James, a Democrat, sued the organization and four of its current and former leaders on Thursday to drive it out of business over allegations of financial mismanagement that led to losses of $64 million over three years.

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Forging a path for survivors

Entertainment | A court ruling could give #MeToo victims more legal recourse
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 8/04/20, 04:27 pm

Actress Ashley Judd won an important appeal last week in her lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Her victory might make it easier for other women to find legal recourse against sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.

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Mask mutiny

First Amendment | COVID-19 rules test the balance of personal liberty and social good
by Steve West
Posted 8/04/20, 02:26 pm

Steve Armstrong struggles with recommendations to wear masks in public. A frequent business traveler, the Apex, N.C., resident remembers realizing he didn’t have a mask on his last flight while most of the other passengers wore them.

“I just felt sick seeing them,” he said. “You can’t get the nonverbal communication you normally have, and it’s fear-inducing.”

While Armstrong objects to government-mandated masks, he said he wears one when required because they may help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Good people will do their part,” he said.

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