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3:10 PM ET, April 8, 2017

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CNN:
Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again  —  (CNN)New airstrikes have targeted a town in northwest Syria that was hit by a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, activists said.  —  It wasn't immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which hit on Friday and Saturday …
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Tulsi Gabbard ‘skeptical’ Assad regime behind gas attack … (D-Hawaii) said Friday she was “skeptical” that Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime was behind this week's chemical weapons attack in northern Syria.  —  “There are a number of theories that are out there,” Gabbard said during …
Washington Post:
Warplanes return to Syrian town devastated by chemical attack  —  BEIRUT — Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical-weapons attack last week said that warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday as Turkey described a retaliatory U.S. assault as “cosmetic” unless it removed President Bashar al-Assad from power.
Tom Cotton / New York Times:
A Strike in Syria Restores Our Credibility in the World  —  After President Bashar al-Assad of Syria once again attacked his own citizens with poison gas, the civilized world recoiled in horror at images of children writhing in pain and suffocating to death.
Discussion: Shot in the Dark and Daily Wire
Alyssa Madruga / Fox News:
Expert: Watch to see if Kim Jong-Un goes into hiding after Syria strike
Enrique Krauze / New York Times:
Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Trump Fires Warning Shot in Battle Between Bannon and Kushner  —  WASHINGTON — As he grappled on Thursday with his first major decision involving military action, a fed-up and frustrated President Trump turned to his two top aides and told them he had had enough of their incessant knife-fights in the media.
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bannon's Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’  —  WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has read the book three times.  He still keeps a copy of it — one that's creased and copiously underlined — in a library with the rest of his favorites at his father's house in Richmond, Va.
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Bannon and Kushner hold sit-down in attempt to bury the hatchet  —  Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, two warring senior White House aides, had a bury-the-hatchet meeting ordered by President Donald Trump, after arriving at Mar-a-Lago this week.  —  The sit-down, which was confirmed …
Axios:
Bannon's allies are scrambling to save him  —  Steve Bannon's allies both inside and outside the White House are worried Trump is going to fire him.  They're scrambling this afternoon to figure out a way to persuade the president he'd be making a grave mistake.
David Ferguson / Raw Story:   DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Even as the White …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media loved Trump's show of military might.  Are we really doing this again?  —  The cruise missiles struck, and many in the mainstream media fawned.  —  “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States last night,” declared Fareed Zakaria on CNN, after firing of 59 missiles …
John Sharp / al.com:
Rebekah Mason suggested closure of DMV offices in majority black counties, report shows  —  Governor Robert Bentley's former top advisor and secret paramour Rebekah Mason led a politically-motivated effort in 2015 to close 31 driver's license offices in mostly black counties, a move that embarrassed the state and was later reversed.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster  —  A week before Republicans gutted the filibuster to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, nine senators gathered in John McCain's office to see whether they could save the Senate from spiraling further into disrepair.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Mitch McConnell, the man who broke America
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Stockholm terror attack: Suspect reportedly posted ISIS videos on Facebook  —  The suspect in Friday's deadly truck attack in Stockholm posted videos of ISIS atrocities on Facebook and “liked” a picture showing the bloody aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a Swedish newspaper reported.
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Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard:
Obama Administration Knew Syria Still Had Chemical Weapons, Despite Saying Otherwise  —  DNI James Clapper said as much last February.  —  Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is announced as national security adviser, Feb. 20, 2017.  —  National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster delivered remarks …
NBC4 Washington:
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself at NRA Headquarters: Police  —  The employee suffered a minor wound to his lower body and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Fairfax county police  —  A National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself while doing firearms training …
Dan Rather:
The President of the United States is the Commander in Chief.  It is an awesome responsibility.  Committing the use of force and American men and women in uniform is about as serious as it gets.  But the truly great presidents understand that knowing when NOT to act is as important as knowing when to act.
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and Mediaite
Bettina Elias Siegel / New York Times:
New Mexico Outlaws School ‘Lunch Shaming’  —  What is “lunch shaming?”  It happens when a child can't pay a school lunch bill.  —  In Alabama, a child short on funds was stamped on the arm with “I Need Lunch Money.”  In some schools, children are forced to clean cafeteria tables in front of their peers to pay the debt.
 
 
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Reuters:
Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable
Discussion: The Week
CNN:
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The Texas Tribune:
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