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7:50 AM ET, April 21, 2021

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Mark Ferenchik / The Columbus Dispatch:
Columbus police shooting updates: Aunt says teen girl killed; crowd protests  —  An angry crowd protested near a home on the Southeast Side where a Columbus police officer fatally shot someone while responding to an attempted stabbing call.  —  The shooting happened just minutes …
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The Daily Beast:
Columbus Police Release Body Camera Footage of Fatal Shooting of Black Teen  —  The footage shows an officer fire his weapon within seconds of arriving at the scene of a brawl where a girl appeared to lunge at someone with a knife.  —  COLUMBUS—A Columbus police officer shot and killed …
Benjamin Parker / The Bulwark:
Anti-Anti-Chauvinism  —  Conservative trolls are the REAL victims!  —  We all saw it.  It was captured on video.  It lasted nine interminable minutes.  It ignited our righteous indignation—an oil fire floating on an ocean of grief.  —  Most people felt this way about the video of the murder …
Discussion: WISH-TV, CNN, Twitchy and Raw Story
Azi Paybarah / New York Times:
How a teenager's video upended the police department's initial tale.  —  The Minneapolis Police Department's initial inaccurate and misleading description of George Floyd's death last May “might have become the official account” of what took place, had it not been for video taken by a teenage bystander …
New York Times:
Teenage Girl Is Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say  —  The police in Ohio, who released body camera footage, said the girl had threatened two other girls with a knife before an officer opened fire.  —  A teenage girl who the police say threatened two girls with a knife …
Discussion: Insider, UPI, ABC17NEWS and CBS Los Angeles
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
By bearing witness — and hitting ‘record’ — 17-year-old Darnella Frazier may have changed the world  —  Her motivations were simple enough.  You could even call them pure.  —  “It wasn't right,” said Darnella Frazier, who was 17 last year when she saw George Floyd pinned under a Minneapolis police officer's knee.
Discussion: Poynter, The Intercept and The 19th
Vanessa Romo / NPR:
Columbus Police Shoot And Kill Black, Teenage Girl  —  A 16-year-old Black girl was fatally shot by an officer outside of her home after she called the police for help on Tuesday afternoon, according to her family.  —  The girl has been identified as Ma'Khia Bryant by her aunt, Hazel Bryant.
Discussion: CBS News and WHDH-TV
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:   Tucker Carlson: Public support for George Floyd is an ‘attack on civilization’
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
It's time to ‘be mindful’ of the police reaction now Chauvin has been convicted: Professor Eddie Glaude
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Chauvin verdicts reduce pressure for police reform
Discussion: Raw Story
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Harris says verdict in Chauvin trial ‘will not heal the pain that existed for generations’
Alexa Mencia / KARE-TV:
Derek Chauvin trial: What happens when a jury is sequestered?
Politico:
Biden's open to doing immigration through reconciliation, Hispanic lawmakers say  —  President Joe Biden promised Hispanic lawmakers on Tuesday that he would make a more proactive case for the economic benefits of immigration.  —  In the process, he left the impression that it would not just be a portion …
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Washington Post:
‘The wheels fell off’: How Biden's misgivings on border surge upended plan on refugees  —  President Biden overruled his top foreign policy and national security aides, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, when he kept in place the Trump administration's record low cap on the number …
Discussion: Townhall and The Hill
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Chris Christie friends believe he's running in 2024  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is seriously considering running for president in 2024, three people familiar with his thinking tell Axios.  —  Driving the news: While Christie isn't saying anything publicly about his thinking …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Feds Track Down Capitol Rioter With Facial Recognition Hit On His Girlfriend's Instagram  —  Stephen Chase Randolph was arrested in Kentucky.  Federal authorities say he told undercover agents it was “f**king fun” to be in the Capitol mob.  —  Federal authorities arrested a suspect …
Discussion: The Verge and Joe.My.God.
Wall Street Journal:
Biden to Propose Cutting U.S. Emissions in Half by 2030  —  Administration is looking to assert U.S. leadership on climate policy amid tensions with China … WASHINGTON—President Biden is expected this week to call for cutting U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions roughly in half by 2030 …
Discussion: New York Times
Maria Pevchikh / The Guardian:
Alexei Navalny is dying.  Millions of Russians need him alive  —  Vladimir Putin's system is killing the one person who can deliver Russians from their leader  —  ave you ever watched a person being killed?  I will answer for you.  You have.  You are watching it right now …
Discussion: The Intellectualist
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Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
Hunger strikes like Navalny's are a Russian tradition dating to the czar's prisons
Discussion: CNBC
Financial Times:
‘It is much worse this time’: India's devastating second wave … Every night funeral pyres blaze on the banks of the Ganges, a grim symbol of the ferocious Covid-19 wave sparking a health crisis and human tragedy in India that is far surpassing anything seen last year.
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
Biden assembled an all-star climate team.  Now he has to deliver.  —  Jigar Shah was a green finance legend, the founder of the pioneering solar firm SunEdison and then the billion-dollar green infrastructure fund Generate Capital.  He was overseeing Generate's investments …
Los Angeles Times:
Judge orders L.A. city and county to provide shelter for everyone on skid row by fall  —  A federal judge overseeing a sprawling lawsuit about homelessness in Los Angeles ordered the city and county on Tuesday to offer some form of shelter to the entire homeless population of skid row by October.
Dom Calicchio / Fox News:
Kamala Harris has gone 28 days without a news conference since being tapped for border crisis role  —  U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, reminded his 2 million Twitter followers on Tuesday that Harris hasn't visited the border region  —  Concha: Border isn't a crisis, it's a ‘catastrophe’
Discussion: Fox Business
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Mark McCloskey, gun-toting St. Louis lawyer, considering Senate bid  —  Mark McCloskey — the gun-toting St. Louis attorney who drew headlines last year for brandishing an assault rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters — says he's looking at running for Missouri's open Senate seat.
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Political Wire
New York Times:
How the G.O.P. Is Creating Harsher Penalties for Protesters  —  As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.  —  Republican legislators in Oklahoma …
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
As network news leadership shuffles, doubts about future loom  —  Two of the biggest players in broadcast news found themselves facing rocky transitions last week.  Both ABC News and CBS News announced new leaders, and the executive producer of ABC's “Good Morning America” abruptly left the network.
Jonathan Edwards / Virginian-Pilot:
Norfolk fires police lieutenant who donated to accused vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse  —  NORFOLK — The second in command of the Norfolk Police Department's internal affairs unit has been fired after he made what the city manager called “egregious” comments praising Kyle Rittenhouse …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, Twitchy and HotAir
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Dementia Risk After Age 50 Increases With Less Sleep, Study Says  —  The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.  —  Could getting too little sleep increase your chances of developing dementia?
Washington Post:
Chinese hackers compromise dozens of government agencies, defense contractors  —  Sophisticated Chinese government hackers are believed to have compromised dozens of U.S. government agencies, defense contractors, financial institutions and other critical sectors, according …
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
South Korean Leader Urges Biden to Negotiate With North Korea  —  In an interview with The New York Times, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea urged the United States to sit down with North Korea.  —  SEOUL — ​President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has a message for the United States …
 
 
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Alex Yablon / NBC News:
New York mayoral race polls put Andrew Yang ahead. His policies would put NYC behind.
Discussion: New York Times
BBC:
NI 100: Majority believes NI will leave UK within 25 years
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans have made their hostility to civil rights clear
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
'I'm still a zero': Vaccine-resistant Republicans warn that their skepticism is worsening
Politico:
GOP senators float $600-800 billion infrastructure counteroffer
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell vents over ‘fake news’
Isobel Lewis / The Independent:
Ted Nugent tests positive for coronavirus after calling pandemic a ‘scam’
Kristen Jordan Shamus / Detroit Free Press:
Sterling Heights couple among 334 statewide who got COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated
Discussion: Twitchy and HotAir
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
GOP Congressman Made Emergency Calls To Police Just To See How Quickly They'd Come
Discussion: Joe.My.God.