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A single light inside the gymnasium dropped from the ceiling to shine on the center of a wrestling mat where Chris Morgan’s shoes and headgear lay beneath its glow. In the shadows around the mat, every seat was filled inside the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School, where military leaders, coaches, teammates, friends and family spoke about the inspiration that Morgan provided, and the impact he made in every walk of life. — NJ.com
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community. Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago, DallasNews.com reported. On May 20, Abbott tweeted a picture of a Chick-fil-A soft drink in front of a laptop showing a news article with the headline “'Save Chick-fil-A' bill heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk” and wrote, “So. What are the odds I’ll sign the Chick-fil-A bill? I’ll let you know after dinner. @ChickfilA #txlege” — Fox News
A California college student used a Snapchat filter to pose as an underage girl online in an effort to catch sexual predators. The alleged predator he caught was a San Mateo police officer. Ethan, a 20-year-old San Francisco Bay Area college student, used Snapchat's gender-switch filter to become Esther and posed on Tinder as a 19-year-old because Tinder does not allow juveniles to open accounts, according to NBC Bay Area. Esther was contacted by a male Tinder user. "I believe he messaged me, 'Are you down to have some fun tonight,'" said Ethan, who did not give his last name for fear of retaliation. — NBC News
Starting in 2020, Nevada employers cannot refuse to hire a job applicant for failing a marijuana screening test, making it the first state to pass such a law. "It is unlawful for any employer in this state to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening test and the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana," states the law, signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak on June 5. There are some exceptions. The law does not apply to firefighters, EMTs, employees who operate a motor vehicle or those who, in the determination of the employer, could adversely affect others' safety. — CNN