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1:30 PM ET, April 17, 2007

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ABCNEWS:
Virginia Tech Killer Identified  —  Cho Seung-Hui, 23-Year-Old Student, Left 'Distrubing Note'  —  We now know the identity of the killer at Virginia Tech.  —  He is Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old resident alien of the United States, as first reported by ABC News.
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Associated Press:
Israeli professor killed in US attack  —  As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 75-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech college that left 32 dead and over two dozen wounded.
Aamer Madhani / Chicago Tribune:
Sources: College gunman left note  —  BLACKSBURG, Va. — The suspected gunman in the Virginia Tech shooting rampage, Cho Seung-Hui, was a troubled 23-year-old senior from South Korea who investigators believe left an invective-filled note in his dorm room, sources say.
Adam Geller / Associated Press:
Va. Tech president: Gunman was student  —  BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Virginia Tech senior from South Korea was behind the massacre of at least 30 people locked inside a campus building in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, the university said Tuesday.
John M. Broder / New York Times:
32 Shot Dead on Virginia Tech Campus  —  Thirty-two people were killed, along with a gunman, and at least 15 injured in two shooting attacks at Virginia Polytechnic Institute on Monday during three hours of horror and chaos on this sprawling campus.  —  The police and witnesses said some victims …
Doug Donovan / Baltimore Sun:
'I don't think my teacher got out' … In Monday morning's lecture on solid mechanics, all was quiet except for the sound of Professor Liviu Librescu's voice.  —  Then came the gunshots — in the classroom next door.  In an instant, Virginia Tech's Norris Hall, a building dedicated …
Max Henninger / Spiegel Online:
Blaming Charlton Heston  —  With a view to Monday's deadly shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, European newspapers are blaming the lack of gun control measures in the United States and implying that Charlton Heston is indirectly responsible for the scope of the killings.
Washington Post:
Gunman Who Killed 32 Lived in Va. Tech Dormitory
Discussion: Firedoglake and Redstate
Sheldon Drobny / The Huffington Post:
Take A MSM Holiday
Discussion: Shakesville and KnoxViews
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Recovery From Virginia Tech, Columbine High School, 911 Massacres …
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
HOW COMMON ARE MASS SHOOTINGS AT US SCHOOLS?  Eugene poses …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
David Johnston / New York Times:
Ex-Aide Says Gonzales Discussed Firings  —  The former top aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has told Congressional investigators that Mr. Gonzales was "inaccurate," or "at least not complete" in asserting that he had no role in the deliberations about individual United States attorneys …
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Washington Post:
Final War Funding Bill in Works  —  U.S. Divided on Pullout, Favor Congress to Set Policy, Poll Finds  —  Congress and the White House will move this week toward a final showdown over a contested war funding bill, with most Americans trusting Democrats over President Bush to set Iraq policy …
Washington Post:
Senate Delays Gonzales Testimony on Firings
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Huffington Post
Margaret Talev / Real Cities:
Bush, Gonzales reportedly discussed fired prosecutor
Jules Crittenden:
PC Racists  —  It's worse than I thought.  —  What we did to the German people, I mean.  —  Here's that Bundeswehr training vid.  * The sausage-eater sergeant actually says "drei Afro-Amerikaner."  So the reported comments weren't sanitized after all, though the quote was truncated for reasons of taste.
Discussion: Argghhh! and The Jawa Report
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Are They Serious?  —  Today's topic is credibility — specifically, recent claims by certain high-ranking present, former and perhaps soon-to-be-former Bush administration officials.  The aim is to answer a simple question: Should we believe these three Bush loyalists if they tell us …
Eduardo Porter / New York Times:
For Illegal Immigrants, Housing Slump Takes Toll  —  HURON, Calif. — Some of the casualties of America's housing bust are easy to spot up and down California's Central Valley.  —  From Fresno to Sacramento, big tangles of wire and PVC pipes clutter vacant lots in silent subdivisions, waiting for houses to be built — some day.
 
 
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