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1:15 PM ET, May 23, 2017

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BuzzFeed:
Here Is All The Fake News About The Manchester Terror Attack  —  A terror attack has claimed the lives of at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.  Here are the claims you shouldn't believe about the incident.  —  BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia
Discussion: Washington Post, The Verge and AOL
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CNBC:
19 dead in possible suicide blast at Ariana Grande UK concert  —  At least 19 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in a suspected suicide bombing Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said.  —  Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism.
New York Times:
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Concert Attack; 22 Are Dead  —  MANCHESTER, England — The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a bombing at Manchester Arena, the deadliest terrorist assault in Britain since 2005, as the death toll rose to 22.
New York Times:
Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Ends in Explosion, Panic and Death  —  MANCHESTER, England — An explosion that may have been a suicide bombing killed at least 19 people on Monday night and wounded 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert filled with adoring adolescent fans, in what the police were treating as a terrorist attack.
CBS News:
Latest on investigation into Manchester concert bombing  —  LONDON — CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack.
Washington Post:
Manchester bombing suspect identified; Islamic State claims responsibility  —  MANCHESTER, England — The Islamic State claimed Tuesday that one of its “soldiers” carried out an apparent suicide blast in Manchester that killed at least 22 people, including teenagers and others streaming out of a pop concert.
Telegraph:
Manchester terror attack: Everything we know so far  —  The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert last night which left 22 people dead, including an eight-year-old girl.  —  It is the worst terrorist attack …
Martin Evans / Telegraph:
Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber - what we know about him
BBC:
Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing
Reuters:
Manchester suicide attack lays bare limits of security measures
Discussion: Infowars
CNN:   Manchester Arena attack: ISIS claims blast that killed 22 at Ariana Grande concert
The Guardian:
Second Manchester bomb victim named as eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos
New York Times:   In Manchester, a Loud Bang, Silence, Then ‘Loads of Girls Screaming’
Chloe Chaplain / London Evening Standard:
Manchester attack: First victim of suicide bomber named as teenager Georgina Callander
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Budget Based on $2 Trillion Math Error  —  One of the ways Donald Trump's budget claims to balance the budget over a decade, without cutting defense or retirement spending, is to assume a $2 trillion increase in revenue through economic growth.  This is the magic of the still-to-be-designed Trump tax cuts.
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Lawrence H. Summers / Washington Post:
Larry Summers: Trump's budget is simply ludicrous  —  Details of President Trump's first budget have now been released.  Much can and will be said about the dire social consequences of what is in it and the ludicrously optimistic economic assumptions it embodies.
Bloomberg:
Trump's $3.6 Trillion Budget Cuts Hit His Own Supporters Hard
Adam Entous / Washington Post:
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence  —  President Trump asked two of the nation's top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign …
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Austin Wright / Politico:
Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides  —  Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he had concerns that Russian officials may have successfully recruited aides from Donald Trump's campaign to help in the Kremlin's efforts to influence last year's presidential election.
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Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Ex-CIA head: Intel showed contacts between Russians and Trump team
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American  —  For lies to successfully masquerade as news, they need help.  They need accessories to the crime against truth.  —  In two ways that have the power to shock, even in this almost shockproof era, lies are getting plenty of help.
Discussion: CNNMoney and The Week
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Sharon Begley / STAT:
Trump wasn't always so linguistically challenged.  What could explain the change?  —  t was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice:  —  “ ... there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.”
Discussion: The Week
Alec MacGillis / New York Times:
Jared Kushner's Other Real Estate Empire  —  Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious.  Few know their landlord is the president's son-in-law.  —  The townhouse on High Seas Court in the Cove Village development, in the Baltimore suburb of Essex …
Discussion: Fusion
Katie Jennings / Politico:
MacArthur resigns as co-chairman of ‘clearly divided’ Tuesday Group  —  Rep. Tom MacArthur resigned Tuesday as co-chairman of the caucus of GOP moderates known as the Tuesday Group in the wake of deep divisions among its members over the House Obamacare replacement bill he helped craft.
Avi Selk / Washington Post:
A belligerent man in a Trump hat was kicked off a flight as a crowd chanted: ‘Lock him up!’  —  Like some bizarre parody of a Trump rally, a belligerent man in a “Make America Great Again” hat was booted off a plane in Shanghai Sunday — defiantly waving as a crowd of passengers jeered in the terminal: “Lock him up!
Betsy Klein / CNN:
First lady's hand swat a viral sensation  —  (CNN)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, but one moment stood out: a flick of the wrist seen 'round the world.
Bloomberg:
Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve  —  U.S. stockpile contains 687.7 million barrels of crude  —  Proposal Includes Alaska Oil Leasing, Gulf Royalties Repeal  —  The White House plan to trim the national debt includes selling off half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
FEC member urges escalated Trump-Russia inquiry  —  A member of the Federal Election Commission is calling on the agency to investigate whether Russian agents paid for Facebook ads to spread damaging stories about Hillary Clinton ahead of last fall's presidential election.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go  —  A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm's AI ambitions as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the country.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
While You Were Watching Trump, The Democratic Party Changed  —  Bernie Sanders lost the primary but reshaped his party.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief … Donald Trump has already changed the Democratic Party more than his own Republican Party.  —  While the president has merely reduced …
Esther Yu Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Trump has requested $1.6 billion to help build his ‘beautiful’ border wall in 2018  —  It won't be enough to build a barrier from ‘sea to shining sea.’  —  As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly promised Mexico would shoulder the cost of the border wall as a way to keep out undocumented immigrants.
Discussion: CNN, Dallas Morning News and Daily Kos
 
 
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