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9:40 AM ET, April 28, 2019


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NBC News:
Anti-Semitic open letter posted online under name of Chabad synagogue shooting suspect  —  A user self-identifying himself as John Earnest posted an open letter to the far-right message board 8chan hours before a shooting near San Diego.  —  An anti-Semitic open letter posted under the name …
Discussion: Jerusalem Post, Breitbart, Vox and Raw Story
Mario Sevilla / KGTV-TV:
Multiple people gunned down at Poway synagogue, man detained for questioning  —  (KGTV) — A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue.  —  POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) — San Diego County Sheriff's deputies are responding to a shooting …
Los Angeles Times:
Suspect in deadly synagogue shooting near San Diego may have written hate manifesto … A gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle walked into a suburban San Diego County synagogue and opened fire on the congregation Saturday, killing one person and injuring three in an attack that authorities believe was motivated by hate.
The Daily Beast:
San Diego Area Synagogue Shooting Leaves One Dead, Suspect in Custody  —  Officials called the incident a “hate crime” based on “statements the shooter made when he entered.”  The shooting took place six months to the day since Pittsburgh attack.  —  A 19-year-old man armed …
Tom Jones / KNSD-TV:
Who Is John T. Earnest?  Suspect in Poway Synagogue Shooting  —  Who is John T. Earnest, the suspect sources identify as being responsible for the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California.  —  Man Detained Following Poway Synagogue Shooting  —  Multiple law enforcement sources confirm …
Audrey Jacobs / Jewish Journal:
Mourning the Loss of Chabad Synagogue Congregant Lori Gilbert Kaye  —  Today an anti-Semitic hate crime shot and killed my friend Lori Gilbert Kaye z"l while she was praying in synagogue.  Lori you were a jewel of our community a true Eshet Chayil, a Woman of Valor.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Mass Shootings Have Become a Sickening Meme  —  Online messages from suspects in shootings at a California synagogue and a New Zealand mosque were similar.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.  —  Hours before the shooting on Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue outside San Diego …
1 Dead, 3 Injured in Synagogue Shooting in Poway, Deputies Detain Suspect  —  One woman died and three others were injured when shots were fired inside Chabad of Poway on the last day of Passover  —  1 Dead, 3 Injured in Poway Synagogue Shooting  —  A woman has died and a rabbi was injured …
Robert Evans / bellingcat:   Ignore The Poway Synagogue Shooter's Manifesto: Pay Attention To 8chan's /pol/ Board
Associated Press:
Officials: 4 injured in shooting at California synagogue
Discussion: Deadline
Los Angeles Times:   Deadly attack at San Diego-area synagogue underscores rise in anti-Jewish hate
Beth Baumann / Townhall:
San Diego County Sheriff Provides An Update On The Poway Synagogue Shooting
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Deadline
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Trump slams Jussie Smollett case as a ‘disgrace to our nation’ during Wisconsin rally  —  President Donald Trump derided actor Jussie Smollett as “third rate” during a Wisconsin rally on Saturday and called his legal trouble — in which he allegedly lied about Trump supporters attacking him in a hate crime — a “disgrace to our nation.”
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump bashes news ‘fakers’ as journos gather for D.C. gala
Discussion: Breitbart
Katie Rogers / New York Times:   Even Away From Correspondents' Dinner, Trump Makes Sure to Have His Say
Brian Stelter / CNN:   Historian Ron Chernow honors journalists, First Amendment at White House Correspondents Dinner
Tim Mak / NPR:
As NRA Leadership Fight Spills Into Public, N.Y. Attorney General Opens Investigation  —  National Rifle Association leader Oliver North announced Saturday that he will not seek a second term as president of the gun rights group, as is customary.  —  The decision plunged the organization …
The Daily Beast:
NRA President Oliver North Ousted, Will Not Be Renominated for Post
Discussion: Raw Story
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
N.R.A. President to Step Down as New York Attorney General Investigates
Oliver North stepping down as National Rifle Association president
Discussion: Mother Jones and Associated Press
Barr's appearance at House hearing still up in the air because of dispute with Democrats  —  (CNN)Attorney General William Barr has warned Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee he won't show up to this week's highly anticipated hearing if they stick to the format the chairman has proposed …
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Tara Law / Yahoo News:
Kyler Murray, a Black Man, Was the Number One NFL Draft Pick.  Trump Congratulated the Number Two Pick Instead  —  Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray was the first overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, but on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump decided to congratulate the number two pick instead.
Discussion: Big League Politics and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Biden holds a slight advantage over nearest 2020 rival, but Democrats are far from making a decision  —  After four months of campaigning, the Democratic presidential race remains wide open, with the bulk of the electorate still uncommitted, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Biden takes the Democrats' early lead, with signs of a generational showdown
Discussion: Axios
Anna Wiener / New Yorker:
Jack Dorsey's TED Interview and the End of an Era  —  It all seemed so inevitable: that Jack Dorsey, the C.E.O. and co-founder of Twitter, would appear onstage at last week's ted ideas conference, in Vancouver; that the conference theme would be “Bigger Than Us,” an ambiguous invocation …
Shira Tarlo / Raw Story:
Nearly 20 states are on the verge of blocking Donald Trump from appearing on the 2020 ballot  —  As President Donald Trump continues to refuse requests to hand over copies of his tax returns from Democrats on Capitol Hill, state lawmakers are considering making their release a condition of the 2020 presidential election.
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
Courts can't solve our gerrymandering problem.  Take it from a former gerrymanderer.  —  Courts are increasingly poised to become more heavily involved in determining what type of gerrymandering is constitutionally permissible.  On Thursday, a three-judge court struck down 34 Michigan legislative …
Rong-Gong Lin II / Los Angeles Times:
Driver crashed into people because he thought they were Muslim, police say  —  A driver intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people in Silicon Valley because he thought at least some of them were Muslim, authorities said Friday, in what a prosecutor called a “horrifying and horrible crime.”
Janie Har / Associated Press:   Driver plowed into pedestrians because he thought they were Muslims, California police chief says
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