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4:35 PM ET, April 16, 2021

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Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
Biden will keep Trump's historically low cap on refugee admissions.  —  The Biden administration will keep the target of refugee admissions for this year at the historically low level set by the Trump administration, walking back an earlier pledge to welcome more than 60,000 refugees into the United States.
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Sabrina Rodriguez / Politico:
Biden to keep in place Trump's refugee cap
Discussion: Fox News, Bloomberg, Mother Jones, NPR and IJR
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:   Live Updates: Biden Will Keep Trump's Historically Low Refugee Limit
NBC News:
Biden administration will keep cap on refugees at Trump administration levels
Discussion: HuffPost, Breitbart and The Week
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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Associated Press:
Police ID killer in FedEx shooting as 19-year-old man  —  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police scoured a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and searched the suspected gunman's home Friday looking for a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S., as family members of the eight victims spent agonizing hours awaiting word on their loved ones.
CNN:
8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say  —  (CNN)A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis' main airport Thursday night, killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses running before taking his own life, police said.
Wall Street Journal:   Indianapolis Mass Shooting: At Least Eight Dead at FedEx Facility
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 …
Washington Post:
Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach  —  A founding member of the Oath Keepers arrested in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol pleaded guilty Friday and agreed to cooperate against others in the case — the first defendant to publicly flip …
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Ruth Graham / New York Times:
Liberty University Sues Jerry Falwell Jr. for $10 Million  —  The lawsuit claims that Mr. Falwell, the university's former president, withheld scandalous and potentially damaging information from Liberty's board of trustees.  —  Liberty University has sued Jerry Falwell Jr. for $10 million …
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
How Kash Patel rose from obscure Hill staffer to key operative in Trump's battle with the intelligence community  —  In the Trump administration's four-year battle with the intelligence community, a recurring character was a brash lawyer named Kashyap P.  “Kash” Patel.
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying Biden's Victory Saw Drop in Business Contributions  —  PAC donations fell about 80% for objectors, compared with 35% drop for those who voted to approve results, latest campaign filings show  —  WASHINGTON—Republican members of Congress who voted …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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Matt Loffman / PBS NewsHour:
New poll shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose anti-transgender laws  —  The rights of transgender Americans has been a growing topic of debate on sports fields, in state capitols and in Congress.  The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ advocacy organization, says more than 30 state legislatures …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
A striking new poll on the GOP's nascent push for transgender youth restrictions
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.
Discussion: Raw Story and IJR
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Pompeos violated rules on use of State Department resources, IG finds  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics rules governing the use of taxpayer-funded resources when he and his wife, Susan, asked State Department employees to carry out tasks for their personal benefit …
Glenn Greenwald:
Journalists, Learning They Spread a CIA Fraud About Russia, Instantly Embrace a New One  —  The most significant Trump-era alliance is between corporate outlets and security state agencies, whose evidence-free claims they unquestioningly disseminate.  —  1 hr ago
George W. Bush / Washington Post:
Immigration is a defining asset of the United States.  Here's how to restore confidence in our system.  —  George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States.  —  Next week, I'm proud to publish a new collection of my paintings, entitled “Out of Many, One.”
Discussion: CNN, IJR, Politico and Breitbart
FiveThirtyEight:
It's Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion  —  Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.  —  Poll(s) of the Week  —  Only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque or synagogue, according to recently released polling that was conducted by Gallup throughout last year.
Discussion: Raw Story
Carol E. Lee / NBC News:
In secret Facebook groups, America's best warriors share racist jabs, lies about 2020, even QAnon theories  —  WASHINGTON — They're the most elite, lethally trained members of the U.S. military, widely considered the best of the best.  And yet in secret Facebook groups exclusively …
Dirk VanderHart / opb:
Your browser does not support the audio element.  —  Legislative Democrats in Oregon have agreed to relinquish a powerful advantage in redrawing the state's political districts for the next 10 years in exchange for a commitment from Republicans to stop blocking bills with delay tactics.
NIH Grants Site:
Key Dates  —  Related Announcements  —  Issued by  —  Purpose  —  On June 5, 2019, HHS announced that NIH intramural research that requires new acquisition of human fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted.  Simultaneously, HHS announced new requirements for documentation …
Discussion: Politico, Forbes and Roll Call
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87  —  A scholar, a university leader and a believer in libraries, he almost single-handedly rescued a grand but broken one in a time of municipal austerity.  —  Vartan Gregorian, the ebullient Armenian immigrant who climbed …
Your Side / WFLA-TV:
‘Huge mistake’: DeSantis slams federal response to Johnson & Johnson blood clot issues  —  POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the federal government's actions Friday with regards to the recent pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and the recommendations …
Lois Beckett / The Guardian:
Millions of Americans think the election was stolen.  How worried should we be about more violence?  —  A recent survey showed an estimated 50m Republicans believe the false claim, but experts say many Trump supporters appear to be cooling down  —  Three months after an insurrection at the US capitol …
Discussion: Raw Story
Isabella Grullón Paz / New York Times:
How Democrats Who Lost in Deep-Red Places Might Have Helped Biden  —  A study by a liberal group found a reverse coattails effect in 2020: Down-ballot candidates may have helped elect President Biden, rather than the other way around.  —  Ebony Carter faced an uphill climb when she decided …
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 …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The Biden Boom Has Begun  —  Last week, fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits than at any time since March 2020.  Last month, retail sales in the U.S. rose by 9.8 percent, the largest increase in nearly a year.  Factory activity in the state of New York just hit its highest level since 2017 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Outside the Beltway and CNBC
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
Chuck Schumer Has Changed Why is the former “angry centrist” pushing his party to go bigger, bolder, and more progressive?  —  Late one Wednesday last month, Chuck Schumer padded around his inner office in the Capitol in black socks decorated with palm trees, tended to his fireplace, and conceded a few seconds of self-reflection.
 
 
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Ann M. Simmons / Wall Street Journal:
Russia to Expel 10 U.S. Diplomats From Embassy in Moscow
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Daily Caller and TASS
Adrian Wojnarowski / ESPN:
Dwyane Wade buys ownership stake in Utah Jazz, wants hands-on role
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
White House tries a time-tested media strategy — courting local reporters
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
NYC mayoral candidate Dianne Morales calls Israel ‘apartheid state’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sam Wilson / Helena Independent Record:
Bill restricting ballot collection voted down by Montana Senate
Helaine Olen / Washington Post:
A fourth-grade teacher marched on Jan. 6. Does she deserve to get canceled?
 Earlier Items: 
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
F.D.R. Didn't Just Fix the Economy
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Biden hits 59 percent approval rating in Pew poll
Discussion: NBC News and TheBlaze
Dominique Mosbergen / HuffPost:
North Carolina Police Issue ‘Critical’ Warning After 2 Transgender Women Found Dead
Discussion: KTLO, PinkNews and LGBTQ Nation
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Andrew Yang, Celebrity Politician
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
The Democrats' Giant Dilemma
Wall Street Journal:
The Ambassador of Blame America First
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)