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4:00 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.
The Smoking Gun:
Virginia Killer's Violent Writings  —  Play told of pedophilic stepfather, murder of 13-year-old boy  —  The college student responsible for yesterday's Virginia Tech slaughter was referred last year to counseling after professors became concerned about the violent nature of his writings …
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.
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.
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
News Bloggers Blog:
Cho Seung-Hui's Plays
Discussion: Wizbang
ABCNEWS:   Killer's Note: 'You Caused Me to Do This'
NY Daily News:
Courageous final act of professor
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Silflay Hraka
Washington Post:
Centreville Student Was Va. Tech Shooter
Washington Post:
Gunman Who Killed 32 Lived in Va. Tech Dormitory
Discussion: Firedoglake and Redstate
Sheldon Drobny / The Huffington Post:
Take A MSM Holiday
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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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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NY Daily News:
We must tighten lax gun laws  —  Right, sure, guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people.  We've heard it already.  —  Ah, but there are so many people with guns.  And their guns are so easy to come by.  —  Particularly, not to put too fine a point on it …
Discussion: Instapundit.com and Blogoland
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Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Only the names change. And the numbers
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Newshoggers
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:
Discussion: First Draft and Crooks and Liars
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 …
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 …
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
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD:
Online preference polls & the '08 primary vote  —  The websites MyDD and DailyKos, along with Moveon, conducted presidential preference polls this month and here's the result:  —  DKos MyDD MoveOn MoveOnHP DFA Democrats.com  —  Edwards 42 43 25 25 24 41
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Ezra Klein
Harvard University Institute of Politics:
OBAMA, GIULIANI LEAD PACK IN RACE FOR PRESIDENT AMONG 18-24 YEAR-OLDS, HARVARD POLL FINDS  —  Foreign Policy Issues, Particularly the War in Iraq and Genocide in Darfur, of Top Concern to Young People Today  —  Washington, DC - A new national poll by Harvard University's Institute of Politics …
Discussion: TAPPED and On Politics
 
 
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Mary Ann Fergus / Chicago Tribune:
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Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
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Gawker:
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Discussion: The Corner
WNBC:
Mario Cuomo: Edwards Comes Closest To Facing Hard Issues
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The warped reality of our media stars
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Rocco DiPippo / American Thinker:
Hypocrisy has a Human Price on the Streets of Baghdad