Cara Kelly, USA TODAY

Cara Kelly

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Past articles by Cara:

Rayshard Brooks video: Legal scholars break down key moments in shooting timeline

Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by Atlanta police June 12. Bodycam, dashcam and Wendy's surveillance video show key points in the 40-minute interaction. → Read More

Two Black transgender women were killed last week. Thousands showed up to protest

Sunday’s demonstrations spotlighted a community that activists say is particularly vulnerable: transgender individuals, particularly women of color. → Read More

George Floyd is not alone. 'I can’t breathe' uttered by dozens in fatal police holds across U.S.

Police restraint tactics do more than stop people, they put them at risk of dying. → Read More

Confederate monuments toppled, burned as protests over George Floyd's death continue

Protesters of George Floyd's death have targeted Confederate monuments and other symbols of racism across several states. → Read More

Deadline set for abuse survivors to file claims in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Claims of abuse by Scout leaders and others must be filed by Nov. 16 to be eligible for compensation through the bankruptcy. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Outdoor access on the rise; virus rates vary between neighborhoods

Access to beaches, parks, golfing and other outdoor activities is on the rise across the nation as leaders make moves to lift social distancing rules. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of hospital; Fauci says reopening US not 'a light switch'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from the hospital to continue his recovery from the coronavirus. Here is the latest news. → Read More

Centuries-old laws may shield the cruise industry from huge payouts in coronavirus suits

Experts and attorneys warn that cruise passengers suing over COVID-19 face restrictive terms of service and maritime laws that pre-date the Titanic. → Read More

Centuries-old laws may shield the cruise industry from huge payouts in coronavirus suits

Experts and attorneys warn that cruise passengers suing over COVID-19 face restrictive terms of service and maritime laws that pre-date the Titanic. → Read More

Boy Scouts says it's safe, and offers sex abuse victims just 80 days to file claim. Victims balk.

Deep in the paperwork filed Tuesday is a time bomb: a proposal to give sex abuse survivors just 80 days to submit their claims. → Read More

Tensions rise over local councils' role in Boy Scouts bankruptcy proceedings

The lawsuits come nearly four months after Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy, expected for months as a way to limit liability in abuse cases. → Read More

Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of thousands of child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy amid child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy amid child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy amid child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy amid child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy amid child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy amid child abuse allegations

Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. → Read More

Boy Scouts face a 'flood of litigation' over child sexual abuse

Two mass action lawsuits filed Monday add to mounting legal liability for Boy Scouts of America over child sexual abuse allegations. → Read More

Sex trafficking is behind the lucrative illicit massage business. Why police can't stop it.

Three stings at massage parlors. Zero trafficking convictions. USA TODAY finds crackdowns don’t stop sex trafficking – and kingpins rarely fall. → Read More