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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.
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Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says  —  Among the findings was a previously unknown case of a pastor who was credibly accused of assaulting a woman a month after leaving the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention
Houston Chronicle:
Bombshell 400-page report finds Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual abuse survivors  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  For 20 years, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention — including a former president now accused of sexual assault …
New York Times:
Kushner's and Mnuchin's Quick Pivots to Business With the Gulf  —  Weeks before the Trump administration ended, Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin met with future investors on official trips to the Middle East.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Shortly before the 2020 election …
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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Ashley Southall / New York Times:
Man Fatally Shot on Manhattan Subway in Unprovoked Attack  —  Riders scrambled for safety when a gunman fired a shot on a Q train in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, killing Daniel Enriquez, 48.  The gunman fled into the streets.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
New York Times:
The Ransom: A Look Under the Hood  —  Thousands of pages of original documents, and hundreds of books and articles.  Here are the historians and researchers on which the Haiti project drew.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  This series was the work of four reporters and more than a dozen researchers.
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New York Times:
The Root of Haiti's Misery: Reparations to Enslavers  —  Lire en français Li an Kreyòl  —  DONDON, Haiti — Adrienne Present steps into the thin forest beside her house and plucks the season's first coffee cherries, shining like red marbles in her hands.  —  The harvest has begun.
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 …
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Uliana Pavlova / CNN:   Russian officer reveals why he risked it all to quit Putin's war
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Weighs Deploying Special Forces to Guard Kyiv Embassy
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Wire
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 …
Christian Datoc / Washington Examiner:
Biden launches Indo-Pacific Economic Framework with Japan, South Korea, and others  —  President Joe Biden and the leaders of a dozen Indo-Pacific countries launched a new partnership with the specific goal of stabilizing the region's economic future.  —  The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework …
Lara Seligman / Politico:
Pentagon seizes foreign reporter's phone during official travel  —  The Pentagon seized a foreign reporter's phone and would not allow them to use their electronics while traveling with the Defense Department's No. 2 official on Sunday, according to a person on the trip and an email viewed by POLITICO.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Nick Bryant / BBC:
Australia election: A great shock to the system  —  Victory belongs to Anthony Albanese, only the fourth Labor leader since World War Two to oust a Liberal prime minister, but the 2022 Australian election was primarily a rejection of Scott Morrison and the brand of politics he has come to personify.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Reuters:
Houthi top official says group not against extending truce in Yemen  —  The head of Yemen's Houthi Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, on Sunday said the group was not against extending a U.N.-brokered truce, despite describing it as “not encouraging enough”.
Wall Street Journal:
Why Is the FDA Seizing Baby Formula During a Baby Formula Shortage?  —  With trusted sellers shut down, parents are being driven to untested suppliers.  —  1x  —  Hundreds of thousands of parents in the U.S. are scrambling to find formula for their babies, and President Biden has invoked …
Discussion: New York Post and Associated Press
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Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Trump Spends Weekend on TRUTH Social Furiously Ranting About ‘RINO’ WSJ, Scolding Mo Brooks, and Sharing a Call for Civil War  —  Former President Donald Trump is not having a good weekend, if the postings on his TRUTH Social account are any indication of his mood.
Axios:
Democrats' redistricting nightmare  —  Early redistricting wins for Democrats are collapsing across the map, deepening the party's fears of a rout in November's midterm elections. … - Party heavyweights — including House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney …
Discussion: Political Wire
Sophia Bollag / San Francisco Chronicle:
‘NIMBYism is destroying the state.’ Gavin Newsom ups pressure on cities to build more housing  —  SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom defended his administration's work on housing and homelessness during an interview with The Chronicle's editorial board Thursday, promising to crack down on local opposition to housing projects.
Discussion: Breitbart
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 …
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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John Harwood / CNN:
Why Washington can't have an honest debate about inflation
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Bush is Biden is Bush  —  George W. Bush returns to the news with a tad too much honesty …
Discussion: Big League Politics
Aime Williams / Financial Times:
‘Megadrought’ threatens water and power supplies to millions in US
Financial Times:
Saudi Arabia signals support for Russia's role in Opec+ as sanctions pressure mounts
Discussion: rbc.ru
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Lara Logan, Once a Star at CBS News, Is Now One for the Far Right
 Earlier Items: 
CBS News:
Transcript: Sen. Rick Scott on “Face the Nation,” May 22, 2022
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Bloomberg:
More Horrors Await After $550 Billion Retail Earnings Meltdown
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Trump to fundraise for Cheney challenger
Cathy Young / Morning Shots:
Biden Hits the Right Note
Discussion: That way madness lies
Dana Goldstein / New York Times:
Lucy Calkins Retreats on Phonics in Fight Over Reading Curriculum
Discussion: Althouse
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
My Lunch With President Biden