"The plaintiff in the case ... is alleging that he was assaulted 'hundreds' of times by a scout leader in Pennsylvania over the course of about four years in the 1970s."
The lawsuit alleges negligence by the "Boy Scouts, that the organization conspired to keep incidents of sexual assault a secret, and that the organization and other defendants engaged in 'reckless misconduct.'"
"For decades, the Boy Scouts organization has kept detailed files, known as the ineligible volunteer files, that documented pedophiles known to it."
Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, the author of books that shaped America's discourse, has died at the age of 88.
One Morrison quote from 1975 that multiple Axios staffers sent my way:
“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”
Go deeper: The essential Toni Morrison reader (NYT)
2. What you missed
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3. 1 fun thing
Cover illustration: Simon & Schuster
Out Oct. 1: “The Book of Gutsy Women,” by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, publisher Simon & Schuster announced today.
Among the book's 100+ women: presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif, entertainer Ellen DeGeneres and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the AP notes.
Why it matters: It’s the first time the two have written a book together.