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8:45 AM ET, May 10, 2021

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Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Russian criminal suspected in Colonial pipeline ransomware attack  —  WASHINGTON — A Russian criminal group may be responsible for a ransomware attack that shut down a major U.S. fuel pipeline, two sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.  —  The group, known as DarkSide …
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Pippa Stevens / CNBC:
Gasoline futures jump as much of vital pipeline remains shutdown following cyberattack  —  Fuel prices jumped in trading on Sunday night, as much of one of the largest pipelines in the U.S. remains closed following a cybersecurity attack.  —  Gasoline futures jumped 2% to $2.168 per gallon …
Discussion: The Week and New York Times
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Emergency declaration issued in 17 states and D.C. over fuel pipeline cyberattack
Discussion: Townhall and New York Times
Washington Post:
The making of a myth  —  Russell J. Ramsland Jr. sold everything from Tex-Mex food to light-therapy technology.  Then he sold the story that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.  —  Ramsland  —  “We observed an error rate of 68.05%.  This demonstrated a significant and fatal error in security and election integrity.”
Discussion: PRESS RUN, Insider and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Melinda Gates Was Meeting With Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End Marriage With Bill Gates  —  Melinda Gates had discussions with divorce lawyers in October 2019 around when Bill Gates's ties to Jeffrey Epstein became public  —  The split between Bill and Melinda Gates, announced last week, has been in the works for a long time.
Joe Drape / New York Times:
Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test  —  The Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horses have failed five tests in a little more than a year, was suspended, but he denied wrongdoing.  —  The 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test after the race …
Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is plunging into the next phase of his administration with the steady approval of a majority of Americans, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
School daze: Why Democrats are vulnerable on education  —  Between the slow pace of school reopenings and divisive curricular changes taking place in Democratic jurisdictions, the party's progressive wing is courting a backlash.  —  “Culture wars” has become a shorthand term for a series …
Washington Post:
The ‘GOP Impeachment 10’ try to navigate Cheney's demise and their own futures  —  When 10 Republicans voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Jan. 13, it marked a historic milestone: It was the most House members from a president's party to vote to remove him from office.
Discussion: CNN, NBC News and The Hill
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CNN:
McCarthy confirms he's backing Stefanik for No. 3 House Republican post
Jim Swift / The Bulwark:
The Virginia GOP's Ridiculous Convention by Car  —  Ballots, Buicks, and a ballroom break-in?  —  Well, it's over.  The Virginia Republican Party has completed its Rube Goldberg exercise to select its slate of candidates to challenge the state's increasingly dominant Democrats.
Wall Street Journal:
Afghanistan Bomb Attack on Girls Highlights Threat to Women's Education  —  Kabul residents on Sunday buried dozens of schoolgirls killed by explosions outside a school  —  KABUL—Zainab Maqsudi, 13 years old, exited the library and walked toward the main gate of the Sayed Shuhada school …
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BBC:   Kabul attack: Families bury schoolchildren of blast that killed dozens
Wall Street Journal:
Trump 2020 Election Lawsuits Lead to Requests to Discipline Lawyers  —  Courts, licensing bodies consider whether attorneys abused the legal system in challenging vote results  —  Courts are weighing whether some of the failed legal challenges to the 2020 presidential election were frivolous …
Amy Qin / New York Times:
China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births in Xinjiang  —  In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate.  But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.  —  When the government ordered women in her mostly Muslim community …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
When Covid Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story  —  The government has been using its money and power to create an alternative to a global news media dominated by outlets like the BBC and CNN.  —  In the fall of 2019, just before global borders closed …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Chuck Grassley is the 80-something everyone's waiting on  —  OSSIAN, Iowa — Chuck Grassley still gets up at 4 a.m. every day and often goes for a 2-mile run.  The 87-year-old does push-ups, too.  —  “You want me to do 35 for you?” he responded when asked about his regimen as he waited …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
'It's not phony': Biden hungry for a jobs deal with Republicans  —  The Biden White House this week will make its most concerted push yet to find a middle ground with Republicans on the president's massive infrastructure proposal.  —  And as it does, the president's position on a potential compromise …
Discussion: Axios and Wall Street Journal
C. Ryan Barber / Insider:
FBI director Chris Wray barely survived the Trump era.  Now he's working with Biden's attorney general taking on domestic terrorism and probing Trump allies.  — Then-Attorney General Bill Barr threatened to quit last spring when Trump tried to fire FBI Director Chris Wray, Insider has learned.
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Should Let His Viewers Know If He Got Vaccinated, Says CNN Medical Analyst: ‘I Am Tired of His Nonsense’  —  Fox News' Tucker Carlson should let his viewers know if he has received the Covid-19 vaccine, said CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner on CNN Newsroom on Sunday.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Hope King / Axios:
Shell CEO: You need us on climate change  —  Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden wants a seat at the table to fight climate change, and wants the public and policy makers to believe the oil and gas company is serious about shifting its massive business.  —  Why it matters: The problem is …
Marlene Lenthang / ABC News:
Florida reports more than 10,000 COVID-19 variant cases, surge after spring break  —  243 have been hospitalized with variants and 67 have died.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Paul Hennessy/Polaris  —  Variant COVID-19 infections skyrocketed following spring break …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., Deseret News and Raw Story
Michael Wines / New York Times:
In Arizona, a Troubled Voting Review Plods On as Questions Mount  —  A makeshift review of the vote in the state's largest county has pleased followers of former President Donald J. Trump but is being widely criticized as a partisan exercise.  —  Directly outside the Veterans Memorial …
Ian Prasad Philbrick / New York Times:
‘We May Not Have a Full Two Years’: Democrats' Plans Hinge on Good Health  —  In a narrowly divided Congress, an illness or a death could upend the balance of power and threaten an ambitious agenda.  —  On March 21, 1950, an Illinois congressman named Ralph Church suddenly slumped in his seat while testifying before a House committee.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Florida Politics
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
DHS launches warning system to find domestic terrorism threats on public social media  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing a strategy to gather and analyze intelligence about security threats from public social media posts, DHS officials said.
David Siders / Politico:
Why Democrats stopped stressing over big spending  —  Biden's expansive agenda is a response to demographic and ideological sea changes in the American electorate.  —  Democrats want more government intervention than ever — and progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders rose to prominence …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.  —  Eric Adams and Andrew Yang, among the front-runners in the New York City mayor's race, said the shooting underlined the importance of public safety.  —  Within hours of a shooting in Times Square that left three bystanders …
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
As Scrutiny of Cryptocurrency Grows, the Industry Turns to K Street  —  Companies behind digital currencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them intensifies.  —  WASHINGTON — When federal regulators late last year accused …
Jenny Hill / BBC:
Sophie Scholl: Student who resisted Hitler and inspires Germany  —  Her name is not widely known outside Germany, but Sophie Scholl is an iconic figure in her native country and her story is extraordinary.  —  This weekend many will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of a young woman …
 
 
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Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Officers shouldn't have fired into Breonna Taylor's home, report says
Discussion: Washington Examiner and The Hill
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
MAGA Attorneys General Are Winning a GOP Civil War
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Biden understands the pace of governance, the media not so much
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Government to change English voting system after Labour mayoral victories
Ellen L. Weintraub / Washington Post:
Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels
Eric Ng / South China Morning Post:
Fosun unit, BioNTech to form joint venture to make Covid-19 vaccine
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Rep. Clyburn says qualified immunity doesn't have to be part of policing reform bill
Bryan Pietsch / New York Times:
Maya Angelou and Sally Ride Will Be Honored on Quarters
Harry Enten / CNN:
Why politicians won't reach the vaccine hesitant
Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:
The fixer is in: What Bradley Tusk sees in Andrew Yang, and in the future of politics
Deanna Paul / Wall Street Journal:
Alvin Bragg Leans on Harlem Roots in Manhattan District Attorney Race
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Larry Krasner deserves a second term as Philly district attorney | Endorsement
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
2 Oklahoma Boys Pulled From Class for ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts
Discussion: The Hill