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Photos of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and former NRA president Oliver North. Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Leaked NRA documents verified by the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast Saturday allegedly show the gun rights group is facing serious spending issues.

Details: The documents, which were posted online anonymously and appear to be written by the NRA's former president, Oliver North, allege NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre expensed $39,000 in clothes in 1 day and $18,300 for a car and driver. They also allege the group spent $24 million in legal bills that "pose an existential threat" to its "financial stability" — a claim the NRA denied to The Daily Beast.

What they're saying: NRA president Carolyn Meadows said in a statement, the "entire board is fully aware of these issues. We have full confidence in Wayne LaPierre." She added, it's "troubling and pathetic that some people would resort to leaking information to advance their agendas."

Why it matters: The allegations come as the New York attorney general's office is investigating the NRA's tax-exempt status. North, who declined to seek a second term last month following internal power struggles, wrote in a memo that the allegations "suggest financial impropriety" and he would form a crisis management committee to examine those and other matters, according to the WSJ.

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Capitol review panel recommends more police, mobile fencing

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.

CDC says fully vaccinated people can take fewer precautions

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People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can take fewer precautions in certain situations, including socializing indoors without masks when in the company of low-risk or other vaccinated individuals, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday.

Why it matters: Per the report, there's early evidence that suggests vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and are potentially less likely to transmit the virus to other people. At the time of its publication, the CDC said the guidance would apply to about 10% of Americans.

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