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10:40 AM 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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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.
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 …
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.
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.
Sheldon Drobny / The Huffington Post:
Take A MSM Holiday
Discussion: KnoxViews
CBS News:
Virginia Tech Gunman Identified
Discussion: QandO
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 …
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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 …
Washington Post:
Senate Delays Gonzales Testimony on Firings  —  After Slayings at College, Judiciary Panel Moves Session on Prosecutors to Thursday  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee canceled testimony scheduled for today from Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales after concluding that the hearing …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read  —  I tell you, it's hard work remembering what Alberto Gonzales remembers and doesn't remember.  —  In October of last year, President Bush had a conversation with Gonzales about U.S. attorneys.  According to the White House's public statements, the conversation was a broad one …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Think Progress
Margaret Talev / Real Cities:   Bush, Gonzales reportedly discussed fired prosecutor
Washington Post:
New Loyalties for Old Fundraising Networks  —  The two most dominant political fundraising networks of the past quarter-century have splintered during the wide-open 2008 presidential race, newly released campaign finance records show.  —  Large numbers of the Rangers and Pioneers …
Discussion: TIME
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Fundraising Totals Challenge Early Campaign Assumptions
Discussion: The Caucus
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
 
 
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