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NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Monday against San Francisco after the city passed a resolution declaring the gun rights group a "domestic terrorist organization."

Details: The NRA alleges the move violates its freedom of speech for political reasons and attempts to "blacklist anyone linked to the NRA." NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said in a statement that "we will never stop fighting for our law-abiding members and their constitutional freedoms."

The big picture: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the resolution last week. City supervisor Catherine Stefani told AP she drafted the resolution in response to the July 28 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, which killed 3 people and wounded 15 others.

  • Since the California mass shooting, there have been at least 3 others in the U.S. — in El Paso, Dayton and the West Texas sister cities of Odessa and Midland.

What they're saying: Stefani told AP the lawsuit was a "desperate move" by the NRA as it's embroiled in infighting and LaPierre has had his handling of NRA finances brought into question.

"They continue to stand in the way of gun violence reform and people are dying because of it. ... I truly believe their time is up."
— San Francisco supervisor Catherine Stefani to AP

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WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron

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Health measures taken to combat COVID-19 before the emergence of Omicron would also help against the new variant of concern, World Health Organization officials said Friday.

What they're saying: Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, said during a virtual briefing broadcast from Manila, Philippines, that border controls imposed by the U.S. and other nations can "buy time" to deal with the variant, but warned "every country and every community must prepare for new surges in cases."

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Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Nevada's Public Employees' Benefit Program Board voted Thursday to charge workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge of up to $55 a month if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Why it matters: Nevada is the first state to announce such a move, per AP.

Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin testifies before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images

The state of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Thursday in an attempt to block the enforcement of its vaccine mandate for federal employees.

Why it matters: The move comes one day after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin denied Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's (R) request to exempt the state's National Guard from the mandate.