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7:30 AM ET, May 10, 2021

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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 …
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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Pipeline Shutdown Exposes Cyber Threat to Energy Sector  —  For years, security officials and experts have warned about the energy infrastructure's susceptibility to cybercrime  —  The ransomware attack that forced the closure of the largest U.S. fuel pipeline this weekend showed …
Discussion: The Guardian
Kim Zetter / Zero Day:
Biden Declares State of Emergency While Colonial Pipeline Is Down
Discussion: Bloomberg, Тел … and NPR
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Emergency declaration issued in 17 states and D.C. over fuel pipeline cyberattack
Discussion: Townhall and New York Times
Bloomberg:
Hack Knocks Out Pipeline for Third Day With Traders on Edge
Discussion: spectator.us and Reuters
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.
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: Insider and Raw Story
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Breitbart
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Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:   The fixer is in: What Bradley Tusk sees in Andrew Yang, and in the future of politics
Shant Shahrigian / New York Daily News:
Mayoral hopefuls spar over police, crime in wake of Times Square shooting
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
CNN:
McCarthy confirms he's backing Stefanik for No. 3 House Republican post  —  Washington (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed on Sunday that he backs Rep. Elise Stefanik for the role of House Republican conference chair, as Rep. Liz Cheney faces a vote to oust her from the influential GOP leadership post.
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Chip Somodevilla / ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 5-9-21: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Fatima Goss Graves, Diane Swonk & Lareina Yee
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.
Politico:
'It's not phony': Biden hungry for a jobs deal with Republicans  —  The president isn't drawing many lines in the sand, either around negotiations with the GOP or making his proposal deficit neutral.  —  For President Joe Biden, any bipartisan package would represent a significant political win.
Discussion: CNN, Axios and Wall Street Journal
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Sandra Tan / Buffalo News:
Free beer offer results in more vaccinations than all Erie County first-dose clinics last week  —  The idea of getting vaccinated had been rolling around in the back of Tyler Morsch's mind for weeks.  As a 28-year-old, he didn't feel in any particular danger, but he finally decided …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
2 Oklahoma Boys Pulled From Class for ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts  —  In addition to the disciplinary action they have faced, the boys' mother said that at least one of her three sons has been bullied because of the shirts.  —  Two brothers, 8 and 5, were removed from their Oklahoma …
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Biden understands the pace of governance, the media not so much  —  Opinion by  —  President Biden came into office promising to be a decent, competent and normal president.  “Normal” in part entailed no incendiary tweets, no self-dealing for him and his family, and no staffing government with unqualified hacks.
Eric Ng / South China Morning Post:
Fosun unit, BioNTech to form joint venture to make Covid-19 vaccine  —  The Fosun unit will contribute up to US$100 million of assets including cash and a manufacturing facility, while BioNTech will chip in the licence and know-how Fosun is BioNTech's exclusive partner for the vaccine in mainland China …
 
 
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Government to change English voting system after Labour mayoral victories
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Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels
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
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Harry Enten / CNN:
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Discussion: New York Times
Christina Zhao / MSN:
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Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Democrats renew effort to get Donald Trump's financial records
Discussion: Raw Story
E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
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Hadas Gold / CNN:
The News/Media Alliance asks the DOJ, the FTC, and California's AG for a probe into whether Google broke any laws when removing some links to CA news sites

Megan Specia / New York Times:
The US assures the UK that Julian Assange could seek US First Amendment protections and wouldn't face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality

Hana Yoo / AdExchanger:
IAB and PwC report on US digital ad sales in 2023: total revenue grew 7.3% YoY to $225B, digital video grew 10.6% to $52.1B, and digital audio grew 18.9% to $7B

 
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