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12:15 PM ET, May 14, 2022

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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justice Thomas Says Leaked Opinion Destroyed Trust at the Supreme Court  —  In remarks at a conference in Dallas, he also decried the recent protests at justices' homes and said conservatives would not adopt such tactics.  —  WASHINGTON — The leak of a draft opinion has done irreparable damage …
Discussion: Insider
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Thomas blasts disclosure of draft Supreme Court opinion as ‘tremendously bad’  —  Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving sitting member of the Supreme Court, declared Friday that the publication of a draft majority opinion on abortion has permanently damaged trust within the nation's highest court …
Jennifer Calfas / Wall Street Journal:
Abortion-Rights Marches Planned Across U.S. to Protest Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade  —  Main events are planned for New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, on Saturday  —  More than 380 marches and events to rally for abortion rights are planned across …
Discussion: Reuters
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court leak has eroded trust in institution
Discussion: Associated Press
Amanda Coletta / Washington Post:
Suspects can use extreme intoxication as defense, Canadian court says
Discussion: scc-csc.ca and Washington Examiner
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Opinion Roe's impending reversal is a 9/11 attack on America's social fabric
Discussion: Opinion Today and National Review
The Lancet:
Why Roe v. Wade must be defended
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
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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.
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
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
Mitchell Ferman / The Texas Tribune:
Texans asked to limit electricity use after six power plants go down ahead of a hot weekend  —  The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking electricity consumers to keep their thermostats at 78 degrees or above and avoid using large appliances between 3 and 8 p.m. from Friday through Sunday.
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Bob Sechler / Austin American-Statesman:
ERCOT urges Texans to cut back on power usage over weekend
Discussion: Houston Chronicle
Dave Levinthal / Insider:
Some members of Congress are submitting comically illegible stock-trade disclosures — and nobody on Capitol Hill is doing anything about it  — Members of Congress are required by law to disclose their stock trades.  — But some lawmakers' disclosures are almost impossible to read.
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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.
CNN:
Weekend reads, part one  —  >> TIME's cover story this week: “Olga Rudenko and the Kyiv Independent are giving the world a window into a devastating war...” (TIME)  —  >> Michael Schaffer goes deep on C-SPAN's “unlikely fight for eyeballs” as it gets “walloped by cord-cutting...” (Politico)
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Josef Federman / Associated Press:
Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist's funeral
New York Times:
Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries  —  The turbulent aftermath of the Trump era is taking the possibility of a divided government to new levels of intensity, as some Republicans appear eager to target President Biden and his family.
Discussion: NBC News and TheGrio
Orlando Sentinel:
DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter  —  TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced outgoing Secretary of State Laurel Lee on Friday with state Rep. Cord Byrd, who cursed at Black Democratic lawmakers during the session and whose wife …
Discussion: Florida Politics
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr / Wall Street Journal:
What Did the Steele Dossier Hoax Cost America?  —  Along with the press, what about the Russia ‘experts’ who played along or failed to oppose the collusion lie?  —  1x  —  A Wall Street Journal investigative report this week underlines just how frivolous were the claims in the Steele dossier …
Discussion: Althouse
Doug Ferguson / Associated Press:
Mickelson decides not to defend title at PGA Championship  —  Phil Mickelson withdrew Friday from the PGA Championship, electing to extend his hiatus from golf following his incendiary comments he made about a Saudi-funded rival league he supports and the PGA Tour he accused of greed.
Kevin Hurler / Gizmodo:
NASA's Curiosity Rover Spotted a ‘Doorway’ on Mars  —  Though it looks like the entrance to an alien tomb, mission scientists say it's a natural feature.  —  Alerts  —  NASA's Curiosity rover took a photo of a Lovecraftian feature on the surface of Mars last week: a seemingly rectangular …
 
 
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Jack Detsch / Foreign Policy:
Ukraine Still Wants More Help to Win the War
Discussion: 19FortyFive
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta to bid to host 2024 Democratic National Convention
Wall Street Journal:
China's Covid Lockdowns Drive Middle-Class Citizens to Go Abroad
Gordon Corera / BBC:
Ukraine: The spy war within the war
Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post:
Child sex abuse center hires professor who faced backlash over pedophile comments
Joshua Eaton / NBC News:
Federal operation nabs nearly 43,000 illegal gun silencers shipped from China
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Barnini Chakraborty / Washington Examiner:
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