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In February 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was praised by the president of the Human Rights Campaign, Alphonso David. David previously served as a legal adviser to Cuomo. Now, critics on the political left and right are calling for both men to resign. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuomo Scandal Entangles Leader Of Influential LGBTQ Advocacy Group

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly relied on liberal allies to fight charges of sexual harassment. Now, one of those allies, the head of Human Rights Campaign, is facing demands that he resign.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks alongside former President Donald Trump during a tour of an unfinished section of the border wall on June 30 in Pharr, Texas. Abbott says he'll continue Trump's border barrier, a pledge that is expected to help the governor in his reelection campaign. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Controlling The Border Is A Challenge. Texas Gov. Abbott's Crackdown Is Proving That

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Theodore McCarrick is just the latest Catholic official to face criminal charges for sexual abuse in the U.S. Lawyer Mitchell Garabedian has represented survivors for decades and offers the long view on law enforcement investigations into the Church. Chris Kleponis/Getty Images hide caption

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More Clergy Abuse Is Finally Being Prosecuted, No Thanks To The Church, A Lawyer Says

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Where there are labor disputes, Scabby the Rat — in this case deployed by a local union in Chicago — will be there to call attention to workers' rights. Justin Hicks hide caption

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How A Beloved Giant Rat Won Free Speech Rights

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The crowd catches Wes Borland's guitar during the Lollapalooza music festival last weekend at Grant Park in Chicago. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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So Much For 'Hot Vax Summer.' Delta Puts A Damper On Festivals And Concerts

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In February 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was praised by the president of the Human Rights Campaign, Alphonso David. David previously served as a legal adviser to Cuomo. Now, critics on the political left and right are calling for both men to resign. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuomo Scandal Entangles Leader Of Influential LGBTQ Advocacy Group

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Vova and Kolya, two Moscow boys on summer vacation, play at their family's country home. In the Russian imagination, the dacha occupies a near-mythical place, and Russians of all generations fondly recall childhood summers at the family dacha. Anastasia Shpilko for NPR hide caption

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The Dacha Is Russia's Summer Cure For Urban Life

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