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10:40 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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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.
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 …
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—Hours after crowds in Minneapolis celebrated …
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Tucker Carlson: Public support for George Floyd is an ‘attack on civilization’  —  On Fox News Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson did not appear to be pleased with the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.  —  Indeed, according to Carlson …
Discussion: Insider
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 …
Evelyn Douek / The Atlantic:
What Facebook Did for Chauvin's Trial Should Happen All the Time  —  On Monday, Facebook vowed that its staff was “working around the clock” to identify and restrict posts that could lead to unrest or violence after a verdict was announced in the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Discussion: Missoula Current, CNN, Breitbart and Poynter
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson says protests intimidated Derek Chauvin jury into guilty verdict: 'Please don't hurt us'  —  After a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday in the death of George Floyd, Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested …
Associated Press:
AP source: Garland to announce Minneapolis police probe
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
It's time to ‘be mindful’ of the police reaction now Chauvin has been convicted: Professor Eddie Glaude
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Chauvin verdicts reduce pressure for police reform
Discussion: Vox, Fox News and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd
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 …
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
'I'm still a zero': Vaccine-resistant Republicans warn that their skepticism is worsening  —  Johnson & Johnson pause appears to have little effect, but other messages continue to alienate GOP holdouts  —  Stop talking about the possibility of coronavirus booster shots.  Don't bully people who are vaccine holdouts.
Discussion: eVille Times
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Leana Wen / Washington Post:
The covid-19 vaccines are an extraordinary success story. The media should tell it that way.
Discussion: HotAir
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Biden set to deliver speech on coronavirus vaccination efforts
Discussion: Fox 8 Cleveland WJW
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 …
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Michael Grunwald / Politico:   Biden assembled an all-star climate team. Now he has to deliver.
Wall Street Journal:   Biden to Propose Cutting U.S. Emissions in Half by 2030
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: Politico, HotAir, The Hill and Townhall
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Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Fox News Thinks Tucker Carlson Is Still Good for Business  —  Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive officer of the Anti-Defamation League, asked advertisers gathered Tuesday for Global Marketer Week to press Fox Corp. to fire its resident flamethrower and ratings-magnet, Tucker Carlson.
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.
Emily Brooks / Washington Examiner:
Pompeo returns to Capitol Hill to push Iran sanctions bill  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will return to the Capitol on Wednesday to help announce an Iranian sanctions bill.  —  The Republican Study Committee, chaired by Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, is revealing the Maximum Pressure Act.
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Washington Post:   Now we know what Pompeo's ‘swagger’ at the State Department was really about
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 …
Alex Yablon / NBC News:
New York mayoral race polls put Andrew Yang ahead.  His policies would put NYC behind.  —  With less than two months to go before New York City's Democratic mayoral primary, it appears that Andrew Yang's fresh-faced, gee-whiz optimism really could push him over the top.
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Andrew Yang Wins Endorsement from Left-Wing Rival
Discussion: The Hill
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.
Barak Ravid / Axios:
U.S.-Israel tensions build as Iran talks progress  —  As nuclear talks in Vienna enter a critical stage, the gaps and suspicions over Iran between the Israeli government and the Biden administration are growing.  —  Why it matters: Both sides want to avoid the kind of public fight …
Discussion: Informed Comment
Reuters:
Foxconn mostly abandons $10 billion Wisconsin project touted by Trump  —  Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn is drastically scaling back a planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, confirming its retreat from a project that former U.S. President Donald Trump once called “the eighth wonder of the world.”
Discussion: The Intellectualist
 
 
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Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Proposed Supreme Court Expansion Remains Unpopular
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Joumana Khatib / New York Times:
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Anton Troianovski / New York Times:
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate GOP crafts outlines for infrastructure counter proposal
Discussion: CNN and HotAir
Adam Schuster / RealClearPolicy:
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Melissa Ryan / Magazine:
The Enemy Within  —  State and local Republican parties have been taken over by white supremacists …
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
As network news leadership shuffles, doubts about future loom
Discussion: OutKick
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Feds Track Down Capitol Rioter With Facial Recognition Hit On His Girlfriend's Instagram
Discussion: The Verge and Joe.My.God.