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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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Broncos and 49ers the latest NFL teams impacted by coronavirus crisis

From left, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel during an August training session at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the NFL season into chaos, with all Denver Broncos quarterbacks sidelined, the San Francisco 49ers left without a home or practice ground and much of the Baltimore Ravens team unavailable, per AP.

Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucus.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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