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Four dead in Antioch Waffle House shooting … A 29-year-old man credited with saving numerous lives Sunday morning after he disarmed a man who opened fire on an Antioch Waffle House said he was just trying to stay alive.  —  James Shaw Jr., 29, said after feeling cornered he saw an opportunity …
4 killed at Tennessee Waffle House as police search for seminude suspect  —  (CNN)Nashville police are asking residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House.  —  “Keep your doors locked, keep your eyes open.
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Four dead in Antioch Waffle House shooting … Four people are dead and at least seven others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning before a patron wrestled the gun away, according to Metro Nashville Police.  —  The suspect opened fire at about 3:25 …
4 Dead, 4 Injured In Waffle House Shooting
Discussion: Breitbart, CBS New York and Mediaite
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
She Tried To Report On Climate Change.  Sinclair Told Her To Be More “Balanced.”  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group executives reprimanded and ultimately ousted a local news reporter who refused to seed doubt about man-made climate change and “balance” her stories in a more conservative direction.
Maeve Reston / CNN:
Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary  —  West Valley, Utah (CNN)Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch.
John Bowden / The Hill:
Romney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination
Discussion: RedState, Townhall, Breitbart and Politico
Kyle Feldscher / Washington Examiner:
Kellyanne Conway goes off on CNN's Dana Bash for asking about her husband's Trump criticisms: WATCH  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went after CNN's Dana Bash for asking her about her husband's tweets critical of President Trump in an interview Sunday morning.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Kellyanne Conway Goes Off on CNN's Dana Bash for Asking About Her Husband's Trump-Critical Tweets  —  By now you've probably heard about Kellyanne Conway's husband being critical of President Trump on Twitter.  Conway was asked about it this morning and she clearly wasn't happy with the questions.
Natalie Portman's Boycott of Netanyahu Borders on anti-Semitism, Israeli Minister Says  —  Among widespread criticism from Israeli political sector includes Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who wrote Natalie Portman a letter with references to Star Wars imploring her ‘not to let the dark side win’
Yousef Munayyer / The Forward:
Actually, Natalie Portman, You ARE Practicing BDS
Fox Business:
Mueller team said to be amused as Giuliani pledges to end Russia probe  —  Investigators inside the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller reacted with a mixture of skepticism and laughter at Rudy Giuliani's claim that he will negotiate a swift end to Mueller's probe of President Donald Trump …
Ian Kullgren / Politico:
Trump official won't rule out firing Mueller  —  President Donald Trump's legislative affairs director said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has moved outside the sphere of his original investigation into election meddling — and declined to rule out the possibility of Trump firing him.
Discussion: Breitbart
John Dickerson / The Atlantic:
I. A Broken Office  —  Donald Trump often appears to be a president in rebellion against his office.  A president, we have come to expect, hastens to the scene of a natural disaster to comfort the afflicted.  After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, President Trump arrived tardily …
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is facing ‘epic battle’ by prosecutors for his cooperation: Alan Dershowitz  —  Alan Dershowitz said prosecutors are engaged in “an epic battle for the soul and cooperation of Michael Cohen,” the longtime lawyer to President Donald Trump whose office, home and hotel room were raided by the FBI this month.
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Beast
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 4-22-18: DNC Chair Tom Perez and Sen. Bob Corker
Discussion: Althouse
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Presidents Trump, Macron solidify political bromance with state visit  —  Their relationship began with a show of machismo — an extended, white-knuckle handshake on their first meeting last year in Belgium.  —  Emmanuel Macron had reportedly studied Donald Trump's style …
Joseph Weber / Fox News:
France's Macron suggests Trump cannot ‘make war’ against everybody, everything
Loyd Brumfield / Dallas Morning News:
Sharing nude photos of current or ex-partners protected under First Amendment, court rules  —  Is distributing intimate photos of current or previous sexual partners without their consent protected by the First Amendment?  A state appeals court says yes.  —  Now it will be up to the state …
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Trump challenges Native Americans' historical standing  —  The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will threaten access to care and reverse centuries-old protections.
Discussion: Axios and New York Times
Dana Schuster / Page Six:
Ivana Trump thinks Vanessa will ‘have a problem’ finding a new man  —  Ivana Trump doesn't want Donald Trump to run for president again in 2020.  —  “I'll tell you something, I don't think it's necessary,” she told The Post during an interview Wednesday at her Upper East Side townhouse.
Discussion: Washington Post, Raw Story and Althouse
David Siders / Politico:
'We've never seen a campaign start this early, ever'  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first presidential contests of 2020 are nearly two years away, but for one Democrat the campaign is already in full swing.  John Delaney — a wealthy, little-known congressman from Maryland …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Daily Mail:
Think it's harmless?  Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use  —  Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal.  —  Supporters of the drug claim it is harmless …
Michael Tackett / New York Times:
As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Raises Questions  —  COLUMBUS, Ind. — When you have the best known name in your congressional district and your younger brother is a heartbeat away from the presidency, it is difficult to run a stealth campaign.  But Greg Pence is doing a pretty good job of it.
John Bacon / USA Today:
World's oldest person, last survivor of 19th century, dies in southern Japan at 117  —  The world's oldest known person and the last survivor of those born in the 19th century has died in Japan at age 117.  —  Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday in Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan's Kyodo News reports.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Week
World's oldest person, Nabi Tajima, dies in Japan at the age of 117
Discussion: AOL
Donna Brazile / USA Today:
Democrats were crime victims.  If Trump won't protect elections, we will: Donna Brazile  —  Donald Trump refuses to lead on protecting U.S. elections, but somebody has to.  That's why Democrats filed a lawsuit against him, Russia and WikiLeaks.  —  While President Trump and his allies …
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
A Shadowy War's Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust  —  AIR BASE 201, Niger — Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America's global shadow war.  —  At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone  —  said Saturday he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxer Jack Johnson at the urging of actor Sylvester Stallone.  —  “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson.
Cindy Otis / The Daily Beast:
CIA Discrimination Against Disabled Officers Is Hurting the U.S. … I grinned as the taxi raced through the busy streets of a bustling Middle Eastern city in the middle of the night with my 200-lb. electric wheelchair strapped to the back with bungee cords.
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Discussion: Raw Story
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