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1:10 PM ET, May 15, 2022


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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.
The White House:
Statement by President Biden on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York  —  Tonight, we grieve for the families of ten people whose lives were senselessly taken and everyone who is suffering the physical and emotional wounds of this horrific shooting.  We are grateful for the bravery of members …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Democracy is at stake in the midterms.  The media must convey that.  —  We journalists have to try harder and find new ways to convey to voters how badly things could turn out.  —  I was mesmerized this past week by two astonishing videos, watching them both multiple times.
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 …
Associated Press:
Coast-to-coast rallies support abortion rights  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court appears prepared to scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly …
Gabriella Borter / Reuters:
Thousands protest across U.S. to start ‘summer of rage’ to defend abortion rights
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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'