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9:20 AM ET, April 17, 2007


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Michael Sneed / Associated Press:
Gunman kills 32 at Virginia Tech before being killed  —  Authorities were investigating whether the gunman who killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history was a Chinese man who arrived in the United States last year on a student visa.
New York Times:
Virginia Tech Shooting Leaves 33 Dead  —  Thirty-three people were killed today on the campus of Virginia Tech in what appears to be the deadliest shooting rampage in American history, according to federal law-enforcement officials.  Many of the victims were students shot in a dorm and a classroom building.
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.
Debbie Schlussel:
Who is the "Asian" Mass Murderer at Virginia Tech?  UPDATE: Shooter is Chinese National w/Student Visa  —  **** UPDATE #2: The shooter has now been identified as a Chinese national here on a student visa.  Lovely.  Yet another reason to stop letting in so many foreign students.
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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 …
Sue Lindsey / Associated Press:
Gunman kills 32 in Virginia Tech rampage  —  BLACKSBURG, Va. - A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history Monday, cutting down his victims in two attacks two hours and a half-mile apart before the university could figure …
Richard Esposito Reports / The Blotter:
"I Want to Clear My Name"  —  Richard Esposito Reports:  —  He is Asian, he lived in the dorm where the first shooting occurred and he recently broke up with his girlfriend — he also happens to have a web blog packed with pictures in which he poses with firearms.  On the Internet, Wayne Chiang is as good as convicted.
David Williams / Daily Mail:
A lovers' tiff in the dormitory... then the university killer began his rampage  —  Terrified students lined up against the wall of their classroom and shot, execution-style.  —  Doors chained shut by the killer to keep his victims in and police out.  Blood-soaked bodies piled on top of each other.
John Tabin / American Spectator:
A Disarmed Campus  —  In January 2006, Virginia Delegate Todd …
Elizabeth White / Associated Press:   McCain Backs Gun Rights After Shootings
Joseph A. Palermo / The Huffington Post:
Virginia Tech: Here We Go Again
Witness survives by pretending to be dead
Shmuel Rosner / Haaretz:
Republican presidential hopeful Thompson: Money-making part of Jewish tradition  —  WASHINGTON - Former Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential hopeful Tommy Thompson told Jewish activists Monday that making money is "part of the Jewish tradition," and something that he applauded.
EXCLUSIVE: Gonzales Contradicts His Own Testimony  —  Recently Released E-Mails Show Attorney General's Involvement in Attorney Firing Talks  —  By JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG and ARIANE de VOGUE  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' assertion that he was not involved in identifying …
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Is Attorney General's Testimony a Bad Idea?
Discussion: Daily Kos
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.
Rocco DiPippo / American Thinker:
Hypocrisy has a Human Price on the Streets of Baghdad … I have observed first-hand the effects of the Bush Administration's new Iraq security plan since it began two months ago.  Street violence in Baghdad and surrounding areas has declined.  Shops and markets once boarded up are reopening.
Discussion: Power Line and Blogs of War
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 …
Randy E. Barnett / Opinion Journal:
Three Cheers for Lawyers  —  Don't think a good defense attorney matters?  Think again.  —  Years ago, I appeared on "The Ricki Lake Show" in an episode about persons who had been freed on appeal after being wrongfully convicted of crimes.  As a former criminal prosecutor …
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