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How the NRA directed money to the people who oversee its finances

Mary Beth Sheridan explains the Trump-Mexico tariff deal. Beth Reinhard on growing allegations of exorbitant spending by the National Rifle Association’s top executives. And Steven Zeitchik on whether Broadway has a place on streaming platforms.
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The view from Mexico on the deal to avoid Trump’s threatened tariffs
President Trump continues to tout his tariff-averting deal with Mexico, while critics say it will do little to curb the wave of migrants arriving at the southern border.

Reporter Mary Beth Sheridan, who covers Mexico and Central America, says that Trump’s threat to implement tariffs on Mexico posed one of the “most severe crises in years between the neighbors.” Many Mexicans expressed relief that an agreement averted a damaging trade showdown. But, Sheridan adds, “the sense of reprieve also came with worry about what comes next as Trump enters a reelection campaign in which immigration is likely to be a central theme.”

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NRA board members collected money, records show
Accusations of financial mismanagement by top executives at the National Rifle Association have rocked the gun lobbying group.

Post Investigative reporter Beth Reinhard says that records show that money was directed to board members -- the very people tasked with overseeing the NRA’s finances.

“In all,” Reinhard says, “18 members of the NRA’s 76-member board, who are not paid as directors, collected money from the group during the past three years, according to tax filings, state charitable reports and NRA correspondence reviewed by The Washington Post.”

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Netflix and 'Be More Chill'
The oldest entertainment business in the United States is thriving. But is Broadway leaving money on the table by not being available on more video streaming service? Steven Zeitchik discusses two insiders who have started the service Broadway HD and are seeking to bring Broadway into the next decade — whether it wants to go there or not.

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