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2:00 AM ET, April 21, 2021

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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: CNN, Twitchy and Raw Story
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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 …
New York Times:
Teenage Girl Is Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say  —  The use of deadly force in Ohio happened just before the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.  —  A teenage girl was fatally shot by the police in Columbus, Ohio …
Discussion: NPR, The Sun, WHDH-TV and Fox News
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 …
Discussion: MyNorthwest.com and The Week
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: The Intercept
Washington Post:
Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd  —  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.
Yahoo News:
Columbus Police Fatally Shoot Black Teen Who Called Them for Help, Aunt Says  —  COLUMBUS—A Columbus police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl on Tuesday afternoon just as a guilty verdict was being handed down in the Derek Chauvin murder case, a family member said.
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
It's time to ‘be mindful’ of the police reaction now Chauvin has been convicted: Professor Eddie Glaude  —  On MSNBC Tuesday, Princeton professor Eddie Glaude warned that the conviction of Derek Chauvin does not yet mean there will be peace — and to be on the lookout for negative reactions …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Chauvin verdicts reduce pressure for police reform
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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?
Sarah Kolinovsky / ABC News:
Biden says he's praying for ‘the right verdict’ in Chauvin trial
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
‘Anglo-Saxon’ Is What You Say When ‘Whites Only’ Is Too Inclusive  —  Last week, far-right Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar distanced themselves from a proposal to create an America First Caucus, after a document bearing the group's name made reference to “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
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Politico:
Democratic leaders find a way to defuse conservatives' House floor sabotage
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Cheney: I didn't invite Trump to GOP retreat in Florida
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and BizPac Review
Politico:
GOP fails to censure Waters with nation on edge over Chauvin verdict
Marianna Sotomayor / Washington Post:
House rejects GOP attempt to censure Rep. Maxine Waters over remarks about Chauvin trial
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: The Hill and Townhall
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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 …
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 and Washington Examiner
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.
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
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.
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: The Hill and Political Wire
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell vents over ‘fake news’  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday vented about his “frustration” with media coverage of the Biden administration's exploration of expanding the number of seats on the Supreme Court.  —  McConnell chastised members of the Capitol press corps …
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Sen. Chuck Grassley / Washington Examiner:
Packing the court strikes out independent judiciary
Discussion: Breitbart
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?
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans have made their hostility to civil rights clear  —  The nomination of Vanita Gupta, an exceptionally well-qualified nominee for the No. 3 spot at the Justice Department and the recipient of numerous endorsements from law enforcement, moved ahead by a 50-to-49 margin in the Senate …
Politico:
Matt Gaetz sparked William Barr to drop the f-bomb in a legal spat over Florida voting  —  Months before news broke that the feds were investigating him for sex trafficking, Rep. Matt Gaetz was at the center of a separate internal fight at the Justice Department.
Ryan Mills / National Review:
Private School Head Admits ‘Anti-racist’ Curriculum Is ‘Demonizing White People for Being Born’  —  The head of a New York City private school that has been accused of indoctrinating students with progressive politics and “anti-racist” orthodoxy privately acknowledged that the school is guilty of …
Isobel Lewis / The Independent:
Ted Nugent tests positive for coronavirus after calling pandemic a ‘scam’  —  Musician Ted Nugent has tested positive for coronavirus months after he said that the virus was “not a real pandemic”.  —  In his Christmas message shared on social media in December, Nugent called the worldwide crisis a …
Politico:
GOP senators float $600-800 billion infrastructure counteroffer  —  Republican senators Tuesday discussed a counterproposal to President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, likely coming in at $600 billion to $800 billion and paid for with user fees and unspent Covid relief money.
 
 
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Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
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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
Michael Gold / New York Times:
They Came to N.Y.C. for Acceptance. Now They Need Jobs.
Eric Umansky / ProPublica:
What Police Impunity Looks Like: “There Was No Discipline as No Wrongdoing Was Found”
Patricia McCormick / Washington Post:
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