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3:10 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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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.
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: ABC News ID's VT gunman as Cho Seung-Hui; Update: "Girlfriend" identified?  Update: Timeline changes?  —  Just across.  Looks like the bulletin board posting Bryan quoted last night was right on the money. … The university's holding a press conference right now.  Standby.
The Smoking Gun:
Virginia Killer's Violent Writings
Discussion: On Deadline and Ace of Spades HQ
NY Daily News:
Courageous final act of professor
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Silflay Hraka
Washington Post:
Centreville Student Was Va. Tech Shooter
ABCNEWS:
Killer's Note: 'You Caused Me to Do This'
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Washington Post:
Gunman Who Killed 32 Lived in Va. Tech Dormitory
Discussion: Firedoglake and Redstate
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Recovery From Virginia Tech, Columbine High School, 911 Massacres …
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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Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Only the names change.  And the numbers  —  The scale of the Virginia incident is, sadly, all that distinguishes it  —  By the desensitising standards of routine American gun violence, yesterday's shootings at Virginia Tech university were shocking only in their scale.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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NY Daily News:
We must tighten lax gun laws
Discussion: Instapundit.com and Blogoland
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 …
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Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
Blaming the Victims ... Because They're Total Wusses  —  The last time we checked in with NRO's John Derbyshire, he was expounding on his own hypothetical bravery regarding Iranian hostage-takers.  Today, we learn that he also is completely fearless in imaginary domestic scenarios as well:
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Bush 35% Approval Average in Most Recent Quarter Lowest to Date  —  Lowest quarterly average of his presidency  —  PRINCETON, NJ — George W. Bush's presidency reaches a milestone of sorts on Thursday as he completes his 25th quarter in office.  But his 25th quarter is not one on which he will look …
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
Newsweek:
Now, We're Talking to the Brotherhood  —  Controversial Contacts: Muslim Brotherhood leaders pray at their Cairo office  —  A brief encounter at a Cairo cocktail party could signal a shift in Bush administration policy toward the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide Islamic movement …
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 …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Instapundit.com
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The warped reality of our media stars  —  Two weeks ago, our nation's greatest and most cherished media stars lamented how "controversial" and irresponsible was Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria (she went even though the President said not to), and they warned how very harmful that would be to Democrats …
Discussion: TalkLeft and INSTAPUTZ
 
 
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