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12:20 AM ET, May 25, 2014

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Beth Farnsworth / KEYT-TV:
Sheriff Confirms Seven Dead in Isla Vista Shootings  —  “Mass Murder Situation”  —  ISLA VISTA, Calif. -  —  Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown revealed new details about Friday night's drive by shootings in Isla Vista during a Saturday morning news conference, including a new death toll …
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Daily Mail:
‘I will slaughter every single blonde s**t I see’: Seven people killed as son of Hunger Games assistant director carries out drive-by shooting ‘because women rebuffed his advances and he was a virgin at 22’  — Rodger also died of gunshot wound to the head; authorities have not confirmed if it was self-inflicted
Associated Press:
DIRECTOR SAYS SON RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOOTING RAMPAGE  —  You are here  —  Home » Santa Barbara » Director says son responsible for shooting rampage  —  GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A Hollywood director believes his son was the lone gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University …
KEYT-TV:
Alleged Gunman's Apartment Now A Crime Scene  —  Three Bodies Pulled From The Capri Complex In Isla Vista … ISLA VISTA, Calif. -  —  UPDATE: Santa Barbara County's Sheriff's scheduled news conference postponed until 5:00 p.m.  —  The Santa Barbara County Coroner's team has established …
Daily Kos:
Elliot Rodger, Gunman in California Mass Shooting, was influenced by the “Men's Rights Movement”  —  Trigger Warning: Violence against Women  —  Last Night in Santa Barbara California, a Gunman in a BMW opened fire on students near the UC Santa Barbara campus in Isla Vista.
Discussion: Guardian and Washington Monthly
Los Angeles Times:
Isla Vista shooting suspect targeted sorority, neighbors, strangers  —  Santa Barbara Sheriff's officials offered the most detailed description yet of the violent rampage in Isla Vista Friday night, saying the suspect methodically killed at three separate locations near UC Santa Barbara.
New York Times:
California Gun Rampage Tied to Video Leaves Seven Dead  —  ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Seven people were killed, including the gunman, and seven others injured on Friday night after a bloody drive-by shooting on the crowded streets of a small college town near Santa Barbara, as a man the police described …
USA Today:
Police identify Calif. shooting suspect as Elliot Rodger
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Pressing Issues
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
Gunman kills six in drive-by shooting in California college town
Discussion: Canada Blog …
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Shooter kills at least six people in rampage near UC Santa Barbara
Discussion: Gawker and NPR
Timothy Noah / msnbc.com:
VA wait times are bad.  The private sector isn't much better.  —  The Department of Veterans Affairs, long touted by experts as providing health care superior to most private providers, is suddenly engulfed in scandal.  —  Records on wait times for appointments were allegedly falsified at the Phoenix VA …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Sam Foote / New York Times:
Why I Blew the Whistle on the V.A.  —  PHOENIX — MY decision to become a whistle-blower after 24 years as a physician in a Veterans Affairs hospital was, at first, an easy one.  I knew about patients who were dying while waiting for appointments on the V.A.'s secret schedules, and I couldn't stay silent.
Discussion: Hot Air and Liberaland
Jessica Wehrman / The Columbus Dispatch:
Privatizing VA still appeals to Boehner
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Veterans aren't the only ones waiting for health care
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Elias Isquith / Salon:
Greenwald's haters, exposed: The real reason Michael Kinsley hates him  —  In his New York Times attack, the former “Crossfire” star reveals some of the elite media's deepest insecurities  —  People tell me — they insist, in fact — that there was a time, long ago, when Michael Kinsley wrote …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The 2016 presidential candidate we need  —  All modern presidents of both parties have been too much with us.  Talking incessantly, they have put politics unhealthily at the center of America's consciousness.  Promising promiscuously, they have exaggerated government's proper scope and actual competence …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Dean Weingarten / The Truth About Guns:
New Jersey Law Would Ban Many Common Hunting Rifles  —  The gun ban that has gone to New Jersey Governor Christie for signature has been described as a “gun magazine restriction”, but it bans numerous common sport and hunting rifles.  The ban has no exemption for rifles with fixed magazines …
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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