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Associated Press:
At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman opened fire with a rifle Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities called a “hate crime and racially motived violent extremism,” killing 10 people and wounding three others …
BNO News:
Gunman kills 10 at New York store while livestreaming on Twitch  —  A man has opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York while live-streaming on Twitch, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others, local officials and witnesses say.  He also posted an online manifesto …
NBC News:
10 killed, 3 wounded in racially motivated shooting at Buffalo supermarket, officials say; suspect in custody  —  Mass shooting in Buffalo leaves at least 7 dead  —  Ten people were killed and three wounded in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday afternoon …
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Aaron Sibarium / Washington Free Beacon:
‘Unrelenting Daily Confrontation’: After Roe Leak, Yale Law Students Call for Ostracizing Conservative Classmates and Tossing Out Constitution
Discussion: Twitchy
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court leak has eroded trust in institution
Jennifer Calfas / Wall Street Journal:   Abortion-Rights Marches Planned Across U.S. to Protest Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade
Amanda Coletta / Washington Post:
Suspects can use extreme intoxication as defense, Canadian court says
Discussion: scc-csc.ca and Washington Examiner
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Thomas blasts disclosure of draft Supreme Court opinion as ‘tremendously bad’
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Trump endorsement of Mastriano leaves Pennsylvania Republicans furious  —  MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — In picking a sure thing by endorsing state Sen. Doug Mastriano for governor in Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump has set off a chain of events that could cost Republicans …
Discussion: The Hill and WHTM-TV
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Politico:
Trump endorses Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor  —  Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano on Saturday landed the coveted endorsement of former President Donald Trump with days to go before the gubernatorial primary.  —  The prospect of Trump's endorsement of Mastriano …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate Republicans' electability headache
Discussion: WTAE and RedState
Felix Salmon / Axios:
The Musk-Twitter endgame  —  Elon Musk has agreed to pay $44 billion for Twitter, which is much more than it's worth.  His actions indicate that he doesn't want to pay that much — he still wants the company, just not at that price.  So the big question in the markets is …
bellingcat:
Unravelling the Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh  —  Shireen Abu Akleh, a prominent Palestinian-American journalist working with Al Jazeera, was killed by a gunshot to the head on the morning of May 11, 2022 while reporting from Jenin, a Palestinian city in the West Bank.
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CNN:   Weekend reads, part one
New York Times:
How America Lost One Million People  —  Health workers at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City in late March 2020.  —  Victor J. Blue for The New York Times  —  Becky Bennett, left, and her sister Celestia Hadley tried to persuade their father to get vaccinated.  —  Lindsay D'Addato for The New York Times
Discussion: Bangor Daily News
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
AUDIO: Stefanik staffer twists himself in knots defending “pedo grifters” comment  —  “...'pedo' is not short for ‘pedophile,’ it is ‘pedo’ as in ‘children.’ ‘Pedo’ is, if you look it up on Google it's-”  —  Yesterday, just as I was wrapping up my work for the week, I saw this tweet from Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY):
Presidentti:
President Niinistö spoke with Russian President Putin  —  Office of the President of the Republic of Finland  —  Press release 32/2022  —  President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö had a phone call with President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Saturday, 14 May 2022.
Axios:
More bombshells for Jan. 6 committee before June hearings  —  The Jan. 6 committee may seek testimony from additional lawmakers as soon as next week, ahead of blockbuster TV hearings that kick off next month, Axios has learned. … - The briefers did not say which lawmakers will be contacted …
Discussion: New York Post and Raw Story
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / New York Times:
The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are.  And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either.  —  Mr. Stephens-Davidowitz is the author of “Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life,” from which this essay is adapted.  —  We now know who is rich in America.
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Michelle Singletary / Washington Post:
With higher inflation, living with your parents makes economic sense  —  Let's stop joking about young adults living in their parents' basement.  Financial independence doesn't have to come with a monthly rent payment.  —  I hate the jokes and condescending comments about adult children living at home …
Discussion: Twitchy and Althouse
Shefali Luthra / The Guardian:
‘This is real’: in Oklahoma, a post-Roe world has arrived  —  As the US braces for the end of a federal right to abortion, a new six-week ban in Oklahoma offers a preview of what's to come  —  The day after the supreme court leak, Andrea Gallegos had already started to cancel patients' appointments.
Akhil Reed Amar / Wall Street Journal:
The End of Roe v. Wade  —  For a constitutional scholar and pro-choice Democrat, there are reasons to endorse the leaked draft opinion overturning the 1973 abortion decision—and to see it as vindication for a range of liberal priorities.  — Copy Link
Discussion: HotAir
Talal Ansari / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix to Employees: If You Don't Like Our Content, You Can Quit  —  Streaming giant adds new ‘artistic expression’ section in first update to corporate culture guidelines since 2017  —  Netflix Inc. NFLX 7.65%▲ has a new message for its employees: Be prepared to work on content you may not agree with.
Wall Street Journal:
What Caused the Baby Formula Shortage?  —  Tariffs, government labeling rules and state welfare monopolies all play major roles.  —  1x  —  By now you've heard that some 40% of the nation's baby formula is out of stock, causing new mothers to hunt from store to store to feed their infants.
Discussion: The Wrap and Power Line
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Paul J. Weber / Associated Press:
GOP's new midterm attack: Blaming Biden for formula shortage
Discussion: Twitchy and ImmigrationProf Blog
 
 
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NBC News:
Dallas salon owner believes shooting a hate crime: 'He didn't even demand money. He just came in to shoot people'
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Daily Kos
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Karine Jean-Pierre has frequent history of accusing things of being racist
Discussion: RedState and Twitchy
Auswärtiges Amt / German Federal Foreign Office:
G7 Germany 2022 - Foreign Ministers' Communiqué
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Sam Bankman-Fried, Crypto Billionaire, Wants Washington to Follow His Lead
CNN:
Fact check: Deceptive attack ad from Oz allies falsely depicts Barnette's positions on Black Lives Matter, race and policing
Discussion: Raw Story
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Some members of Congress are submitting comically illegible stock-trade disclosures — and nobody on Capitol Hill is doing anything about it
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta to bid to host 2024 Democratic National Convention
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What Did the Steele Dossier Hoax Cost America?
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