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Investigations

Secret Recording Reveals NRA's Legal Troubles Have Cost The Organization $100 Million

The CEO of the National Rifle Association says legal troubles have cost the powerful gun rights group $100 million, according to a recording of the group's board meeting obtained by NPR.

Sweet Farm animal sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, Calif., is offering Goat 2 Meeting: a virtual visit to meet the farm's animals. Pictured is Juno the goat. InkPoetry/Courtesy of Sweet Farm hide caption

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Goat 2 Meeting: For Your Next Video Call, Invite A Farm Animal

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Goat Head Brittany Howard
Riverfest Nérija
Baseball Theme Vince Guaraldi
Noite Prêta Lula Côrtes

On her self-titled debut album, Rina Sawayama borrows from all corners of the pop world to explore depression, her fight to preserve her Japanese heritage and the legacy of family strife. Hendrik Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rina Sawayama Embraces The Pain On Her Beautifully Messy Debut

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Chosen Family Rina Sawayama
My New Swag (feat. Ty. & Nina Wang) VaVa
Can't Let Go, Juno Kishi Bashi
Dance of Death Andrew Bird
Kefi Harald Kindseth

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Leonard Gringlas

A Holocaust Survivor's Celebration Of Liberation Day Is Colored By Coronavirus

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Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream Mendelssohn
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Secret Recording Reveals NRA's Legal Troubles Have Cost The Organization $100 Million

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Feathers JBIRD

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The 'Undertaker Of Silicon Valley' Stays Busy As Startups Lay Off Thousands

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