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1:50 PM ET, May 15, 2022


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NBC News:
The Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect posted an apparent manifesto repeatedly citing ‘Great Replacement’ theory  —  13 shot, 10 killed at Buffalo grocery store  —  A manifesto apparently written by the suspect in a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 laid out specific plans …
Washington Post:
The roots of the ‘great replacement theory’ believed to fuel Buffalo shooter  —  The man authorities say opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store Saturday, killing 10, appears to have left behind a white supremacist document centered on the idea of a plot to replace the White population with immigrants.
Associated Press:
Supermarket shooter sought Black neighborhood, official says  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had researched the local demographics while looking for places with a high concentration of Black residents …
Discussion: Reuters and Washington Post
New York Times:
In Buffalo and some other mass shootings, a shared racist belief that white people could be wiped away.  —  President Biden called for a thorough investigation, and said there was no harbor for “hate-filled domestic terrorism.”  The 18-year-old white gunman, who pleaded not guilty, left behind a manifesto.
Buffalo News:
Gunman, 18, drove more than 3 hours to Buffalo to commit hate crime, officials say  —  The gunman accused of killing 10 people, and wounding three others, Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo supermarket is a teenager who drove 3½ hours from his small town in the Southern Tier to carry out the hate-fueled attack, authorities said.
Anushka Patil / New York Times:   Gunman Targeted Black Neighborhood Shaped by Decades of Segregation
Cathy Young / Morning Shots:
The Replacement Theory — And Terrorist Practice
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Raw Story
JTA / Haaretz:   Buffalo Mass Shooter Was Motivated by Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories
Associated Press:
10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime
Buffalo News:
Ten killed in mass shooting at Jefferson Avenue supermarket; shooter in custody
Associated Press:
Russian neighbor Finland announces it wants to join NATO  —  BERLIN (AP) — Finland declared Sunday that it wants to join NATO, as a senior official with the western military alliance expressed hope that — with Russia's military advance appearing to falter — Ukraine can win the war.
Finland will apply to join NATO, leaders say, ditching decades of neutrality despite Russia's threats of retaliation  —  (CNN)Finland's government announced Sunday it will apply to join NATO, ditching decades of wartime neutrality and ignoring Russian threats of possible retaliation …
Mike Baker / New York Times:
A Fracture in Idaho's G.O.P. as the Far Right Seeks Control  —  Ahead of a primary vote, traditional Republicans are raising alarm about the future of the party, warning about the growing strength of militia members, racists and the John Birch Society.  —  BONNERS FERRY, Idaho …
Washington Post:
Leading GOP candidates in Pennsylvania were in Washington on Jan. 6  —  Mastriano, Barnette among growing number nationally who have made false claims of election fraud a key part of their pitch  —  WARMINSTER, Pa. — A top candidate for the Republican nomination for governor …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
‘Hot mess’ Madison Cawthorn faces judgment day in North Carolina  —  HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — In little more than a year in Congress, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., has become famous in political circles.  On Tuesday, that could cost him his job.  —  “He's a hot mess,” Susan Newman, 53 …
Jay Varma / The Atlantic:
How Public Health Failed America  —  Even though Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical adviser, backed off his statement that the United States is “out of the pandemic phase,” elected officials and much of the public seem to think that he had it right the first time.
Shira Rubin / Washington Post:
Amid global anger, Israel says it will investigate police assault on funeral  —  TEL AVIV — Jerusalem police say they have opened an investigation into their handling of a high-profile funeral of a Palestinian American journalist, after images of its officers using batons to beat mourners sparked global condemnation.
David Cohen / Politico:
Oklahoma's new abortion law could be undermined, governor admits  —  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Sunday acknowledged concerns that his state's strict new law on abortion could be circumvented on tribal lands within the state.  —  “That's something that a lot of Oklahomans …
Discussion: Insider, Fox News and The Hill
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Support for abortion rights hits new high as midterm outlook stays mostly unchanged  —  WASHINGTON — Support for abortion rights has reached a record high, and nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a new national NBC News poll conducted …
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Melania Trump teases second term as first lady in first interview since leaving White House  —  “I think we achieved a lot in four years of the Trump administration,” Melania Trump told Fox in an interview that aired Sunday morning, adding, “Never say never,” when asked if she could be living …
Gabriella Borter / Reuters:
Thousands protest across U.S. to start ‘summer of rage’ to defend abortion rights  —  Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday to express their anger over fears the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
Pelosi calls for ‘balance’ between free speech and safety after Buffalo shooting
Discussion: Insider and RedState
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Democracy is at stake in the midterms. The media must convey that.
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist
Washington Post:
‘A magnet for rip-off artists’: Fraud siphoned billions from pandemic unemployment benefits
Trudy Ring / Advocate:
Urvashi Vaid, Legendary Activist for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Dies at 63
Discussion: The Full Belmonte
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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'