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12:40 PM 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 …
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Breitbart
Robert Evans / bellingcat:
Ignore The Poway Synagogue Shooter's Manifesto: Pay Attention To 8chan's /pol/ Board  —  On April 27, 2019, at around 11:30 a.m. local time, a young man with a semi-automatic rifle walked into the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, California.  He opened fire, killing one worshipper and wounding three others.
Tom Jones / KNSD-TV:
Who Is John T. Earnest? Suspect in Poway Synagogue Shooting
CNN:
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 …
Carla Herreria / HuffPost:
Trump Calls Ex-FBI Officials ‘Scum,’ Takes Credit For ‘Sick’ Immigrant Plan At Rally  —  The president ranted for nearly 90 minutes in Wisconsin on the same night as the White House Correspondents' Dinner.  —  President Donald Trump disparaged former FBI and Justice Department officials …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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Brian Stelter / CNN:   Historian Ron Chernow honors journalists, First Amendment at White House Correspondents Dinner
The Daily Beast:
If Trump Weren't President, He Would Already Be Charged  —  The Mueller Report contains a case against the president as strong as many we saw working as federal prosecutors.  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is 448 pages long, full of shocking conduct and detail …
Discussion: Raw Story
David Cohen / Politico:
Trump warns Sanders he is being cheated again  —  The Democratic Party is again trying to manipulate its presidential primary elections, President Donald Trump suggested in a two-part tweet on Saturday night.  —  “The Democratic National Committee, sometimes referred to as the DNC …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
The 2020 election isn't going to be close  —  The 2020 election isn't going to be close.  —  The first-quarter gross domestic product growth rate of 3.2 percent sets up the first reality that will be noted in November 2020 because it telegraphs where the economy will be then: not in recession.
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Bolton confirms U.S. signed document to pay North Korea for Otto Warmbier  —  National security adviser John Bolton confirmed on “Fox News Sunday” that a Trump administration official signed a document pledging to pay North Korea a $2 million hospital bill to release Otto Warmbier, but that no money was ultimately transferred.
Detroit Free Press:
Federal judge, civil rights icon Damon Keith dies at age 96  —  Detroit's Damon Keith, the federal judge whose rulings in a string of high-profile cases over three decades catapulted him to the status of national civil rights icon, has died.  —  He was 96..
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Trump: Dems have turned border into ‘Disneyland,’ says Perry Mason needed to win court fights  —  President Trump told “Sunday Morning Futures” that illegal immigrants are pouring into the country at unprecedented rates “because our economy is so good,” and “everyone wants a piece of it” …
Discussion: Politico
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Rafael Carranza / Arizona Republic:
Border Patrol is now releasing migrant families directly in Tucson
Discussion: Big League Politics
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 …
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Joe Biden On Anita Hill In 1998: ‘She Was Lying’  —  It's true that Joe Biden did his best to help Anita Hill, including concealing witnesses who would have been a disaster under examination.  But even he admitted to his colleague that Hill was lying.  —  Former vice president Joe Biden repeatedly …
Discussion: YouTube
Adam Geller / Associated Press:
Twitter terror: Arrests prompt concern over online extremism  —  GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A few months after he turned 17 — and more than two years before he was arrested — Vincent Vetromile recast himself as an online revolutionary.  —  Offline, in this suburb of Rochester, New York …
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 …
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Washington Post:   Trump views the Supreme Court as an ally, sowing doubt about its independence among his critics
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.
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
Biden takes the Democrats' early lead, with signs of a generational showdown
Discussion: Axios
Associated Press:
Nominate a woman?  Some Democratic women aren't so sure  —  TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms.  Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was elected governor for the first time.
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.
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