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Stephanie K. Baer / BuzzFeed News:
Video Shows A 13-Year-Old Boy Had His Hands Up When A Police Officer Fatally Shot Him  —  A 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Chicago by a police officer had his hands up when the cop fired his weapon, new videos show.  —  The city's Civilian Office of Police Accountability posted …
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Chicago Tribune:
In several fateful seconds, video appears to show 13-year-old Adam Toledo toss gun, turn with empty hands raised before Chicago cop fires fatal shot (warning: graphic content)  —  By JOHN J. KIM / CHICAGO TRIBUNE “,sourceId: “119823939”,shareUrl: “https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2 Fnews% …
WGN-TV:
Prosecutor who said Adam Toledo had gun in his hand ‘not fully informed’  —  CHICAGO — A key detail raised in court about the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo may have been wrong.  —  During a bond hearing for 21-year-old Ruben Roman, who was with Adam the night of the shooting …
USA Today:
‘We failed Adam’: Body-camera videos appear to show 13-year-old Adam Toledo put up hands before fatal police shooting
Gregg Montgomery / WISH-TV:
Watch Live: Multiple people shot, gunman fatally shoots self at FedEx facility  —  INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Multiple people were shot late Thursday night at a FedEx facility on the southwest side near Indianapolis International Airport, police said.  — APP USERS: Go online to see a live video feed from the scene
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Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Defense Department confirms leaked video of unidentified aerial phenomena is real  —  Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot  —  (CNN)The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of “unidentified aerial phenomena” taken in 2019 are indeed legitimate images of unexplained objects.
Discussion: Mystery Wire and Political Wire
New York Times:
Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data  —  A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian spies.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration revealed on Thursday that a business associate of Trump campaign officials …
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Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:   Rachel Maddow Explains Trump's Russia Collusion Crime
Orlando Sentinel:
Florida Senate passes ‘anti-riot’ bill, sends it to DeSantis to sign into law  —  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Thursday approved an “anti-riot” bill championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, sending it to him for signature into law over the objections of Democrats and civil rights groups …
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Biden close to picking Nick Burns as China ambassador  —  Nicholas Burns, a career diplomat, is in the final stages of vetting to serve as President Biden's ambassador to China, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.  —  Why it matters: Across the administration …
Discussion: Political Wire
Pew Research Center:
Biden Nears 100-Day Mark With Strong Approval, Positive Rating for Vaccine Rollout  —  Share of Americans viewing illegal immigration as a ‘very big’ problem grows  —  Pew Research Center conducted this study to better understand the public's views on how the Biden administration …
Discussion: New York Times, Townhall and CNBC
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Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months  — Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will “likely” need a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated.  — He also said it's possible people will need to get vaccinated against the virus annually.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Reuters puts its website behind a paywall.  —  Reuters will begin charging for access to its website as it tries to capture a slice of the digital subscription business.  —  The company, one of the largest news organizations in the world, announced the new paywall on Thursday …
Jesse Naranjo / Politico:
Yang under fire for appearance in video suggesting violence toward women  —  Andrew Yang faced an onslaught of criticism Thursday after a video circulated of the leading mayoral candidate laughing when asked if he “choked b—  es.  In the video, someone asks the mayoral front-runner whether a man, “while he's f—ing b—
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Sally Goldenberg / Politico:
Yang widens his lead in latest public poll as PAC forms to boost his candidacy
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
‘A nicer version of Trump’: GOP donors flock to DeSantis  —  One evening in February, Ron DeSantis quietly slipped into the luxurious Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina.  —  Over dinner, the Florida governor addressed an audience of deep-pocketed donors convened by the influential Bradley Foundation …
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Herald
Bloomberg:
Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes SALT Cap Repeal Effort: Stimulus Update  — Check here for updates on Biden's $2.25 trillion plan  — White House package spans infrastructure to elderly care  —  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized calls by a group of House members to repeal …
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Tessa Duvall / Courier-Journal:
Louisville cop writing a book to reveal the ‘truth’ behind the Breonna Taylor shooting  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One of the Louisville Metro Police officers who fired shots during the attempted search warrant execution that left Breonna Taylor dead in her apartment last year is writing a book about the case.
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Alanna Vagianos / HuffPost:
One Of The Cops Involved In Breonna Taylor's Death Just Got A Book Deal
Discussion: TheGrio and The Wrap
Frank Thorp V / NBC News:
After the Riot  —  It's been 100 days since the attack on the Capitol, and those who were inside still struggle with their memories.  —  When a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the world watched as the rioters entered the building, breaking windows and pushing through barriers.
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals  —  Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans  —  A data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed …
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
A New ‘Denim Cycle’?  After a Decade, Jeans Move From Skinny to Loose  —  American shoppers are flocking to high-waisted, loosefitting jeans in droves and companies believe they may become a hallmark of the post-pandemic world.  —  The obituary for skinny jeans has been written …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Feeding Hate With Video: A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods  —  Focus on conflict.  Feed the algorithm.  Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative.  Don't worry if it is true.  —  To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Iranian Nuclear Negotiators Look for Ways to Untie Sanctions Knot  —  Vienna talks seek to plot course to economic relief in exchange for return to atomic limits  —  VIENNA—Negotiators for the U.S. and Iran, working to revive an international deal aimed at restricting Tehran's atomic ambitions …
Noah Rothman / Commentary Magazine:
America's Racial Self-Flagellation at the UN Only Helps Rogue States  —  “Racial discrimination against minorities is a chronic sickness in American society.”  —  “...the challenges facing the United States in human rights are deep-seated.  They did not just emerge over the past four years, such as Black Lives Matter.”
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The Question Biden Won't Answer  —  It's not just generals who are always prepared to fight the last war.  President Biden's April 14 announcement that U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of 9/11 has a long and complicated backstory.
Discussion: National Review, NPR, Boston Herald and ABC
CNN:
Cruz joins Paul in ditching mask despite CDC recommendations  —  (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer wearing a face mask as he walks the halls of the Capitol complex or goes to the Senate floor for debates and votes.  —  “At this point I've been vaccinated.  Everybody working in the Senate …
NBC News:
Remember those Russian bounties for dead U.S. troops?  Biden admin says the CIA intel is not conclusive  —  WASHINGTON — While he was campaigning for president, Joe Biden treated as fact that U.S. intel agencies had determined Russia had paid the Taliban to kill Americans in Afghanistan.
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Alex Bollinger / LGBTQ Nation:
Tearful mom begs Texas lawmakers not to throw her in jail for supporting her trans child  —  Amber Briggle is “terrified... that my words will be used against me” and her son “will be taken from me.”  —  Amber Briggle testifies in the Texas Senate  —  The mother of a transgender boy testified …
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Republicans and the Great Replacement  —  The idea that they're being “replaced” is now part of the core GOP ideology  —  In August of 2017, far-right demonstrators marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, chanting “You will not replace us!”. … That rally's organizers called it the Unite the Right rally.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
How an attempted Canadian kowtow to China backfired  —  When the Halifax International Security Forum awards its top 2020 prize to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen later this month, the Chinese government's effort to thwart that plan will have failed — along with the Canadian Defense Ministry's …
Discussion: HotAir, Politico and Foreign Policy
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Kellyanne Conway takes sides in Ohio Senate primary  —  Kellyanne Conway, who served as campaign manager and counselor to former President Donald Trump, has been named a senior adviser to Ohio Senate hopeful Bernie Moreno, taking sides in a race that has become a fight over which GOP candidate is closest to the former president.
Rudy Takala / Mediaite:
Washington Post's Josh Rogin Calls Out Media for Ignoring Potential Connection Between Fauci's Research and Covid Outbreak  —  Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin lamented the media's refusal to discuss aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including Dr. Anthony Fauci's role in it, in an interview with Megyn Kelly.
Tommy Beer / Forbes:
Chelsea Clinton Calls On Trump To Release Photos Of Himself Being Vaccinated  —  Chelsea Clinton said Thursday that former President Donald Trump should do “the right thing” and release photos of himself getting vaccinated against coronavirus, which, she argued, would encourage Republicans …
Discussion: Summit News, IJR, Townhall and Decider
 
 
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Roger Friedman / Showbiz411:
Hunter Biden's Confessional Book “Beautiful Things” Is a Sales Bust After First Week Despite PR Push
Discussion: Breitbart
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
The ‘cancel culture’ wars are exhausting and useless. Here are five proposals for a truce.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Gallows or guillotines? The chilling debate on TheDonald.win before the Capitol siege.
Discussion: Raw Story
Rozina Ali / New York Times:
The ‘Herald Square Bomber’ Who Wasn't
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
House Democrats In Safe Seats Ask DCCC Donors For Help Fending Off Progressive Challenges
United States Department of State:
Houthis Attack While the International Community Commits to End Conflict in Yemen
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Politico:
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Santi Ruiz / Washington Free Beacon:
House Republicans Outline Plan To Regulate Big Tech
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Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Not My Party: We're Doomed! Send Us Money.
Discussion: Raw Story
Chris Dunker / Omaha World-Herald:
Lawmakers blast North Platte Sen. Groene for ‘racist’ comments during debate
Discussion: Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Unused Vaccines Are Piling Up Across U.S. as Some Regions Resist
Associated Press:
Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference
Washington Post:
How the Justice Department came to investigate Rep. Matt Gaetz
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