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8:30 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: ABC17NEWS, 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 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 …
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
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
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’
Discussion: Insider
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
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
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Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:
John Kerry in Earth Day wonderland  —  It is not encouraging to see John Kerry returning from talks in China and suggesting he's achieved some sort of climate change breakthrough.  The last time he trumpeted success on an allied diplomatic mission, he was touting the 2016 Paris Agreement …
Michael Grunwald / Politico:   Biden assembled an all-star climate team. Now he has to deliver.
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: The Week and Joe.My.God.
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.
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:
Pfizer Identifies Fake Covid-19 Shots Abroad as Criminals Exploit Vaccine Demand  —  In Mexico, about 80 people received fraudulent doses, and in Poland authorities recovered vials likely containing an anti-wrinkle treatment  —  Pfizer Inc. says it has identified in Mexico and Poland …
Leana Wen / Washington Post:
The covid-19 vaccines are an extraordinary success story.  The media should tell it that way.  —  Recent news coverage is fueling a pernicious narrative: What's the point of getting a covid-19 vaccine if the vaccinated might still get infected, if protection doesn't last that long …
Discussion: Al-Monitor
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Dan Diamond / Washington Post:   'I'm still a zero': Vaccine-resistant Republicans warn that their skepticism is worsening
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
Bill Press / The Hill:
GOP making big mistake on infrastructure  —  Please!  Will somebody explain to me how Republicans, who always boasted about their support for infrastructure, are now suddenly against it — and think this is good politics?  —  Infrastructure's a magic word.
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.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Brazil's Climate Overture to Biden: Pay Us Not to Raze Amazon  —  President Bolsonaro's proposition comes as Brazil seeks support from U.S. to curtail deforestation in world's biggest rainforest  —  Brazil's government, widely criticized by environmental groups as a negligent steward …
Politico:
U.S. considers more weapons shipments to Ukraine amid Russian buildup  —  Russia has built up roughly 120,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border, intruded into European airspace and restricted the movement of foreign ships.  —  Among Ukrainian officials' requests: Patriot missiles …
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: RedState, POLITICUSUSA, Twitchy and HotAir
 
 
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Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
South Korean Leader Urges Biden to Negotiate With North Korea
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
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
As network news leadership shuffles, doubts about future loom
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans have made their hostility to civil rights clear
Politico:
GOP senators float $600-800 billion infrastructure counteroffer
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McConnell vents over ‘fake news’
Isobel Lewis / The Independent:
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