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10:55 AM ET, May 16, 2022

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New York Times:
A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, Is Refashioned by the G.O.P.  —  Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.  —  Inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, a white man with a history …
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Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
State Senator Who Backs White Nationalism Suggests Buffalo Shooting Was False Flag
Discussion: Insider and Mediaite
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Making Sense of the Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo
Talia Lavin / Rolling Stone:
The Buffalo Shooter Isn't a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He's a Mainstream Republican
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Opinion The Black victims of the Buffalo shooting were killed by white supremacy
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Grief and Anger Sweep Through Buffalo a Day After a Racist Massacre
Associated Press:
Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say
Erie County (New York) Government:
Broome County Teen Arraigned for Killing Ten, Injuring Three in Shooting at Buffalo Grocery Store
Los Angeles Times:
‘Why?  Why our community?’:  Laguna Woods shattered by mass shooting at church  —  Cindy Frazier was running errands Sunday afternoon when she heard the overwhelming sound of police and fire engine sirens as they raced to Geneva Presbyterian Church.  —  It was an unusual scene …
Discussion: Insider
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Los Angeles Times:
Churchgoers subdued, hog-tied gunman after deadly Laguna Woods church shooting  —  A gunman attacked a lunch banquet at a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and wounding five others Sunday before congregants hogtied him with an extension cord and disarmed him of two weapons, authorities said.
New York Times:
Biden Approves Plan to Redeploy Several Hundred Ground Forces Into Somalia  —  The president also signed off on targeting about a dozen Shabab leaders in the war-torn country, from which Donald J. Trump largely withdrew in his final weeks in office.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden has signed …
New York Times:
Growing evidence of a military disaster on the Donets pierces a pro-Russian bubble.  —  The destruction wreaked on a Russian battalion as it tried to cross a river in northeastern Ukraine last week is emerging as among the deadliest engagements of the war, with estimates based …
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Parmy Olson / Washington Post:
Google Is Sharing Our Data at a Startling Scale  —  Along with the Pixel phones, watches and earbuds at Google's annual showcase of software and devices last week came a pair of nifty-looking translation glasses.  Put them on and real-time “subtitles” appear on the lenses as you watch a person speaking in a different language.
Washington Post:
What everyone gets wrong about evangelicals and abortion  —  Evangelicals started speaking out against legal abortion long before the late 1970s  —  In the wake of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, a familiar narrative has emerged.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Where megadonors are spending big money to shape the Democratic Party's future  —  House Democratic primaries are drawing record cash — even as they're almost guaranteed to lose their majority.  —  Super PACs and other organizations have already dropped more than $53 million …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
The Little Red Boxes Making a Mockery of Campaign Finance Laws
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:
Judges accused of sex discrimination, bullying, internal survey shows  —  One federal appeals court judge in D.C. has hired only male law clerks for the past two decades.  Another judge allegedly refused to speak to a staffer for weeks after a child-care emergency caused the assistant to depart work early one day.
Jonathan Lemire / Politico:
Biden starts conceding that the bygone era of D.C. may, indeed, be gone  —  The fever didn't break.  And for the Biden White House, efforts at bipartisanship have finally taken a backseat.  —  To the frustration of many Democrats and some of his closest advisers, President Joe Biden …
Ankush Khardori / Politico:
John Durham Has Already Won  —  Most people are probably not looking for a reason to revisit the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but if you are, then you're in luck this week.  —  Beginning Monday morning in Washington, special counsel John Durham …
The White House:
President Biden Announces New Actions to Ease the Burden of Housing Costs  —  New Biden-Harris Administration Housing Supply Action Plan To Help Close the Housing Supply Gap in Five Years  —  As President Biden said last week, tackling inflation is his top economic priority.
Discussion: abc7NY
Lauren Hirsch / New York Times:
After 32 years, McDonald's Plans to Sell Its Russia Business  —  “This is a complicated issue that's without precedent and with profound consequences,” Chris Kempczinski, the chief executive of McDonald's, wrote in a message to franchises that was obtained by The Times.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Democrats Have Little Time To Avert An Election-Eve Obamacare Premium Hike  —  A subsidy boost for the Affordable Care Act that lowers prices for millions will end this year unless the federal government acts.  —  Health insurance premiums for millions of Americans will spike if Congress …
Discussion: Families Usa
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
New Tom Cotton book spotlights what senator calls 'Left's Plot to Sabotage American Power'  —  Arkansas senator, Iraq-Afghanistan veteran has been helping fellow Republicans in 2022 midterms as he mulls 2024 presidential run  —  Tom Cotton: How America can help Ukraine win
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Paul Best / Fox News:
Fauci says he'll leave White House if Trump wins 2024 election  —  Trump and Fauci frequently clashed during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic  —  Dr. Fauci: US pandemic has transitioned into more of a controlled phase  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci laughed and said “no” …
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
The West's Scramble for Gas Could Enrich and Empower Tiny Qatar  —  As the United States and Europe seek to deprive Russia of its oil and gas income, their leaders hope Qatar can help fill the void.  —  RAS LAFFAN INDUSTRIAL CITY, Qatar — Over the past quarter-century …
Quartz:
Miami's mayor backed MiamiCoin crypto—then its price dropped 95%  —  On Feb. 2, the city of Miami cashed out its cryptocurrency MiamiCoin for the first time, depositing $5.25 million into city coffers.  Miami mayor Francis Suarez hailed it as a “historic moment” and predicted the cryptocurrency …
 
 
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Jeremiah Poff / Washington Examiner:
Liberal speakers dominate commencements at top-ranked universities: Report
Alex Berenson / Wall Street Journal:
My Lawsuit Will Shine a Light on Twitter Censorship
Discussion: New York Post
Theo Francis / Wall Street Journal:
Pay Packages for CEOs Rise to Record Level
Discussion: Fortune and The Hill
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
If We're Going to Spend More on Defense, Let's Spend Smarter
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Adam Wren / Politico:
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New York Times:
After Buffalo Shooting Video Spreads, Social Platforms Face Questions
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