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10:05 AM ET, May 25, 2014


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Daily Kos:
Elliot Rodger, Gunman in California Mass Shooting, was influenced by the “Men's Rights Movement”  —  Trigger Warning: Violence against Women  —  Last Night in Santa Barbara California, a Gunman in a BMW opened fire on students near the UC Santa Barbara campus in Isla Vista.
New York Times:
California Gun Rampage Tied to Video Leaves Seven Dead  —  ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Seven people were killed, including the gunman, and seven others injured on Friday night after a bloody drive-by shooting on the crowded streets of a small college town near Santa Barbara, as a man the police described …
Los Angeles Times:
Isla Vista shooting suspect targeted sorority, neighbors, strangers  —  Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials offered the most detailed description yet of the violent rampage in Isla Vista on Friday night, saying the suspect methodically killed at three separate locations near UC Santa Barbara.
Alleged Gunman's Apartment Now A Crime Scene  —  Three Bodies Pulled From The Capri Complex In Isla Vista … ISLA VISTA, Calif. -  —  UPDATE: Santa Barbara County's Sheriff's scheduled news conference postponed until 5:00 p.m.  —  The Santa Barbara County Coroner's team has established …
Associated Press:
DIRECTOR SAYS SON RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOOTING RAMPAGE  —  You are here  —  Home » Santa Barbara » Director says son responsible for shooting rampage  —  GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A Hollywood director believes his son was the lone gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University …
Daily Mail:
‘I will slaughter every single blonde s**t I see’: Seven people killed as son of Hunger Games assistant director carries out drive-by shooting ‘because women rebuffed his advances and he was a virgin at 22’  — Rodger also died of gunshot wound to the head; authorities have not confirmed if it was self-inflicted
USA Today:
Police identify Calif. shooting suspect as Elliot Rodger  —  ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Santa Barbara Police Saturday identified Elliot Rodger, 22, as the man suspected of killing six people during a Friday night drive-by rampage.  —  The attack ended with Rodger dead in his BMW …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Shooter kills at least six people in rampage near UC Santa Barbara
Discussion: Gawker, and NPR
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
Gunman kills six in drive-by shooting in California college town
Discussion: Canada Blog …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
President Obama at West Point: Focus on foreign policy  —  President Barack Obama will use his speech at the West Point commencement Wednesday to lay out a broad vision of American foreign policy that a White House official Saturday called “both interventionist and internationalist, but not isolationist or unilateral.”
Discussion: CNN
Dina Rasor / Truthout Stories:
Moral Robots for the Pentagon?  Let's Work on Pentagon Morality First  —  This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you.  Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it!  —  The Office of Naval Research (ONR) …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Dean Weingarten / The Truth About Guns:
New Jersey Law Would Ban Many Common Hunting Rifles  —  The gun ban that has gone to New Jersey Governor Christie for signature has been described as a “gun magazine restriction”, but it bans numerous common sport and hunting rifles.  The ban has no exemption for rifles with fixed magazines …
Discussion: Power Line
Sam Foote / New York Times:
Why I Blew the Whistle on the V.A.  —  PHOENIX — MY decision to become a whistle-blower after 24 years as a physician in a Veterans Affairs hospital was, at first, an easy one.  I knew about patients who were dying while waiting for appointments on the V.A.'s secret schedules, and I couldn't stay silent.
Discussion: Hot Air and Liberaland
Jessica Wehrman / The Columbus Dispatch:
Privatizing VA still appeals to Boehner
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Timothy Noah /
VA wait times are bad.  The private sector isn't much better.  —  The Department of Veterans Affairs, long touted by experts as providing health care superior to most private providers, is suddenly engulfed in scandal.  —  Records on wait times for appointments were allegedly falsified at the Phoenix VA …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Vox
Everything Is Broken  —  Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over thousands of computers.  He had found a vulnerability in a piece of software and started playing with it.  In the process, he figured out how to get total administration access over a network.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and PandoDaily
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