Ficheras

An appeals court in Texas upheld a ruling in favor of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s decision to cancel a bar’s alcoholic beverage permit based on the presence of “ficheras,” who are women that sit with male customers at bars, get them to buy a drink for an inflated price, and receive a ticket or cash from the bar for each drink they help sell.

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Brother of Bezos’ Girlfriend Claims National Enquirer Defamed Him 

The brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend sued the National Enquirer and its parent company Monday alleging the company’s dredging up of dirt on the world’s richest man – and its attempt to cover up the scheme – defamed him and damaged his family. 

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Tokyo’s Infection Spike After Olympic Delay Sparks Questions

Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city’s governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.

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Tattoos

A federal judge in New York ruled in favor of a video game developer in a copyright infringement suit brought by a company that claimed to own tattoo designs on certain basketball players – including LeBron James – whose images were featured in its games. The court ruled that tattooists granted the players “nonexclusive licenses” to use the tattoos as part of their likenesses.

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Broadway Seamstresses Step In Where Federal Government Fails

It took a handful of 3-D printing hobbyists and out-of-work Broadway seamstresses and costumers to do what the federal government has failed to do during the Covid-19 pandemic: send critically necessary masks and personal protective equipment to health care workers on the frontlines.

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