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1:00 PM ET, February 18, 2018


 Top Items: 
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trump attacks everyone but Russia  —  President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking the FBI, CNN, the Democratic Party, his own national security adviser …
Discussion: New York Times
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
‘They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’: Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election … West Palm Beach, Fla. — President Trump questioned the intensifying special counsel's investigation of his campaign and administration while attacking his own national security adviser …
Amy Held / NPR:
Trump Chides McMaster For Saying Evidence Of Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’
Associated Press:
Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Florida teen shooting survivors announce ‘March for Our Lives’ demonstration in Washington  —  Teen survivors of the school shooting massacre in Florida last week are calling for a march on Washington to demand action on gun control.  —  Student organizers of the protest told ABC News' …
Discussion: The Root and New York Magazine
Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: ‘We call BS’  —  Florida student to NRA and Trump: ‘We call BS’  —  (CNN)Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida …
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Limbaugh: ‘We need concealed carry’ in schools
Discussion: Breitbart
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Florida shooting survivors announce national march against gun violence
Discussion: Breitbart and WSVN-TV
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Trumps went straight from Parkland to Studio 54- themed ‘disco party’ at Mar-a-Lago: report
Discussion: HuffPost, Mediaite and Politicus USA
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:   Trump needs to ‘talk to these kids’ who survived Florida school-shooting massacre: Democrat representative
Washington Post:
The 21st-century Russian sleeper agent is a troll with an American accent … Not long after Marat Mindiyarov started working at the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll factory indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on Friday, he began hearing about the coveted “Facebook Department.”
Anton Troianovski / Washington Post:
A former Russian troll speaks: 'It was like being in Orwell's world' … The indictment by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III of 13 Russians associated with a St. Petersburg online “troll factory” that allegedly interfered with the U.S. election has brought a sense of vindication to the handful …
Discussion: Althouse
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Reading the Mueller Indictment: A Russian-American Fraud  —  In his first indictments for Russian interference in the 2016 election, the special counsel, Robert Mueller, has revealed the inner workings of a shadow campaign—conceived in Moscow and deployed in the United States …
Discussion: Eschaton
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Joe Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.  —  Huddled in his newly opened office steps …
Paula McMahon / Sun-Sentinel:
Nikolas Cruz: 'We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know.'  —  Sun Sentinel  —  Nikolas Cruz was immature, quirky and depressed when James and Kimberly Snead took him into their Parkland home.  But he was pleasant and seemed to be growing happier, they said.
Discussion: Law & Crime, WHNT-TV and IJR
Christine Brennan / USA Today:
Adam Rippon will work for NBC as a correspondent for remainder of 2018 Winter Olympics  —  PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired by NBC to work …
Discussion: CNNMoney, Outsports, thecut and AOL
New York Times:
‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert  —  Reporting from the desert of Niger to a small town in Georgia, The New York Times reconstructed how four American soldiers lost their lives — and why they were in Africa to begin with.
Washington Post:
Under fire for travel expenses, Pruitt cancels trip to Israel … Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly week-long trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.  —  Pruitt, who had been scheduled to leave this weekend for an extensive tour of the Mideast ally …
Shaun Walker / The Guardian:
Putin's quest for lost glory  —  As our correspondent prepares to leave Russia, he argues that the Russian leader's rule has been dedicated to restoring pride lost in the collapse of the Soviet Union … Working on one of my final stories as the Guardian and Observer's Moscow correspondent …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump's immigration framework  —  's immigration framework faced an unexpected opponent this week as it crashed on the Senate floor: Republicans.  —  The opposition from more than a fourth of the GOP conference came despite an intense pressure campaign …
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump administration assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise
Discussion: Power Line
Sean Ingle / The Guardian:
Russian athlete reportedly fails Winter Olympics drugs test … A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in the mixed curling at the Winter Olympics has reportedly failed a drugs test.  Reports in the Russian newspaper Sport Express suggested the male curler, Alexander Krushelnytsky, had been found with meldonium in his urine.
Discussion: AOL
David Badash / Raw Story:
'You're here celebrating the death of 17 children': Gun reform protesters booted out of Paul Ryan Florida fundraiser  —  Two activists were removed from Paul Ryan's weekend fundraiser in Key Biscayne, Florida for confronting the Speaker of the House about gun reform.
Alex Harris / miamiherald:
‘No more guns’: Protesters escorted out of Paul Ryan fundraiser in Key Biscayne
Discussion: Shareblue Media
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Alex Pappas / Fox News:
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Honor Jones / New York Times:
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New York Times:
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Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's ‘empire’
Discussion: The Week
Yonhap News Agency:
Incheon man booked over threatening call to Japanese Embassy
Discussion: The Daily Caller
CBS North Carolina / WNCN:
Teen shot in face after gun falls from man's pants in Raleigh, police say
 Earlier Items: 
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Republicans race to reverse midterm recruitment failures
Discussion: Political Wire
Christopher Lebron / Boston Review:
‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
USA Today:
In a world first, Switzerland deems it illegal to boil a lobster
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Italian model's rape allegations against Weinstein could bring charges, but case is far from overwhelming
Stephanie Towers / WYFF-TV:
Greenville County teacher found partially undressed in SUV with student, charged with sex crimes, deputies say
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Letting American Kids Die
Bruce Riley Ashford / Fox News:
Mike Pence, Tim Tebow, Tony Dungy have all been ‘Christian Shamed.’ This ugly form of bigotry must stop