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7:40 PM ET, May 22, 2022

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Explosive Southern Baptist sex abuse report expected to be released Sunday  —  Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention on Sunday are expected to release the findings of a major third-party investigation into how sex abuse cases have been handled by prominent leaders within the nation's largest Protestant denomination.
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Russell Moore / Christianity Today:
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse  —  The abuse investigation has uncovered more evil than even I imagined.  —  They were right.  I was wrong to call sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) a crisis.  Crisis is too small a word.  It is an apocalypse.
Discussion: CBS News
Houston Chronicle:
Bombshell 400-page report finds Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual abuse survivors
Discussion: New York Times
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
My Lunch With President Biden  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  President Biden invited me for lunch at the White House last Monday.  But it was all off the record — so I can't tell you anything he said.  —  I can, though, tell you two things — what I ate and how I felt after.
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Weighs Deploying Special Forces to Guard Kyiv Embassy  —  Administration weighs desire to avoid escalating military presence against security of U.S. diplomats in a conflict zone  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. military and diplomatic officials are weighing plans to send special forces troops …
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Washington Post:
A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine  —  The Polish president addresses Ukraine's parliament, calling on Russia to withdraw.  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the path to ending the war with Russia would require diplomacy and an international agreement …
Discussion: The Hill and UPI
BBC:   Zelensky: Only diplomacy can end Ukraine war
Washington Post:
Inside the Republican push to stop Trump's ‘vendetta tour’ in Georgia  —  GOP governors hatched a plan months ago that will culminate in a closely-watched gubernatorial primary on Tuesday  —  Republican governors hatched the plan months ago.  Meeting at the desert Biltmore resort in Phoenix …
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp poised for a big win Tuesday, but Trump's shadow looms large
Discussion: Insider, Raw Story and Missoulian
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
In new book, Kellyanne Conway takes aim at many targets — except Trump  —  Part personal chronicle and part political journey, the book is filled with the sorts of barbed one-liners and bon mots that she dispensed on cable news  —  In 2015, Kellyanne Conway found herself en route to pick …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Jonathan Lai / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The Oz and McCormick campaigns are already fighting over undated Pa. mail ballots as Senate primary recount looms
CBS News:
More Americans label Republican Party extreme and Democratic Party as weak — CBS News poll  —  With midterm primaries helping set the direction for the Democratic and Republican parties, most Americans, including many of the parties' own voters, aren't terribly happy with the parties or what they're talking about.
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New York Times:
Democrats See Headwinds in Georgia, and Everywhere Else  —  Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams, viewed as strong candidates by their party, will be running against President Biden's low ratings as well as their G.O.P. rivals.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The Hill
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Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
Stacey Abrams says Georgia ‘the worst state in the country to live,’ despite owning multiple houses there
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
What they can attempt after an election has been certified  — Launch audits and investigations - Attempt to decertify the election  —  The Times's review provides only a glimpse of the ways that state legislatures fueled the movement to deny and challenge the 2020 results.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Lara Logan, Once a Star at CBS News, Is Now One for the Far Right  —  The former chief foreign affairs correspondent is now a popular guest on podcasts hosted by vaccine skeptics and deniers of the 2020 election.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  When Lara Logan reached the heights …
Bloomberg:
More Horrors Await After $550 Billion Retail Earnings Meltdown  —  Soaring costs and swollen inventories have retailers on the ropes, and investors fear that the punishment won't ease anytime soon.  —  With companies from Costco Wholesale Corp. to Dollar General Corp. and Best Buy Co. set …
Michael Conroy / Associated Press:
78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US  —  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage …
Washington Post:
Ahead of Biden visit, Israel launches biggest eviction of Palestinians in decades  —  AL-MARKAZ VILLAGE, West Bank — The Najjar family knew what to expect on the morning of May 11 when a neighbor called: “The bulldozer is coming.”  For the second time in five months, the Israeli military had come to knock down their house.
Financial Times:
Business leaders warn that three-decade era of globalisation is ending  —  Executives and investors gather in Davos to discuss mounting economic and financial challenges  —  The three-decade era of globalisation risks going into reverse according to company executives and investors …
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Lucy Calkins Retreats on Phonics in Fight Over Reading Curriculum  —  Lucy Calkins, a leading literacy expert, has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading.  Critics may not be appeased.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Althouse
Uliana Pavlova / CNN:
Russian officer reveals why he risked it all to quit Putin's war  —  It took a few weeks of sleeping on crates of grenades for a bed and hiding his face from Ukrainians amid a growing sense of guilt, for the Russian junior officer to come to his conclusion: This wasn't his battle to fight.
Discussion: Selken's Newsletter
who.int:
Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries  —  Outbreak at glance  —  Since 13 May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic for monkeypox virus, across three WHO regions.  Epidemiological investigations are ongoing …
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Aime Williams / Financial Times:
‘Megadrought’ threatens water and power supplies to millions in US
Steady:
Crossing the Line  —  The power of Fox “News”  —  Storytellers are often in search of a moment …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Wall Street Journal:
Why Is the FDA Seizing Baby Formula During a Baby Formula Shortage?
Financial Times:
Saudi Arabia signals support for Russia's role in Opec+ as sanctions pressure mounts
Discussion: rbc.ru
CBS News:
Transcript: Sen. Rick Scott on “Face the Nation,” May 22, 2022
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Trump to fundraise for Cheney challenger
Cathy Young / Morning Shots:
Biden Hits the Right Note
Discussion: That way madness lies and unz.com
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Live Nation subsidiaries got millions in aid meant for independent venues
Discussion: Contrarian Boston
Washington Post:
From Sandy Hook to Buffalo: Ten years of failure on gun control
JR Ross / WisPolitics.com:
WisPolitics.com: Wisconsin state GOP convention-goers split on another Trump run, plurality supports DeSantis for '24 presidential nomination
Discussion: Florida Politics
Tressie McMillan Cottom / New York Times:
Student Debt Is Not ‘Good Debt.’ Cancel It.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republicans vow to kill domestic terrorism bill in Senate
Discussion: Insider and HotAir
Nick Bryant / BBC:
Australia election: A great shock to the system
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
The Russian Orthodox Leader at the Core of Putin's Ambitions
Discussion: Washington Post
 

 
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Christopher Zara / Fast Company:
Klarna claims its ChatGPT-powered AI chatbot handles two-thirds of all customer service chats and does the equivalent work of 700 full-time human agents

Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
Samsung launches 36Gb 12Hi HBM3E DRAM for AI, slated for mass production in H1 2024, with 50%+ more peak bandwidth and capacity compared to its previous HBM gen

 
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