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9:30 PM ET, May 24, 2022


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ABC News:
At least 2 children dead in ‘active shooter’ incident at Texas elementary school  —  The district advised people to stay away from Robb Elementary School.  —  Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene of a suspected shooting near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
Live Updates: 14 Students, 1 Teacher Dead in Texas Elementary School Shooting  —  14 children and a teacher are killed in a Texas elementary school shooting, governor says.  —  A gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon and killed 14 children and a teacher …
NBC News:
14 students, one teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting  —  Watch live: Officials give update on deadly Texas school shooting  —  Fourteen students and one teacher were killed in a shooting Tuesday morning at a Texas elementary school, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Death toll in Texas elementary school shooting rises; 18 children, 2 adults killed by shooter: LIVE  —  The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School.  —  LIVE: Uvalde, Texas, school shooting updates  —  UVALDE, Texas — The death toll in the shooting …
Associated Press:
Police: Shooter who caused Texas school lockdown in custody  —  UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres.
NBC News:
Texas elementary school shooting live updates: 14 children, 1 teacher killed  —  Watch live: Officials give update on deadly Texas school shooting  —  A gunman killed 14 elementary school students and a teacher Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.  —  “He shot and killed, horrifically and incomprehensibly …
Daily Mail:
Elementary school shooter, 18, who killed 14 kids and a teacher posted pictures of his assault rifles on Instagram, messaged random girl to hint at attack one hour before, as mobile morgue arrives at scene of massacre  — Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, confirmed on Tuesday afternoon …
Discussion: The Daily Dot and KRON4
Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
Texas AG facing runoff says banning guns for public safety ‘ridiculous’ after school shooting  —  Increased gun control as a means to protect law-abiding citizens makes “no sense” and should not be the focus of lawmakers right now, said Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) …
Discussion: Politico and Fox News
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
'We're going to go f—ing scorched-earth': How Brian Kemp crushed Trump in Georgia  —  When Brian Kemp's top donors huddled with the Georgia governor and his lieutenants at Atlanta's Capital City Club earlier this year, they had reason to worry that his political career was about to come to an end.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump's picks in Tuesday's GOP primaries spent over $400,000 at Mar-a-Lago
Virginia Aabram / Washington Examiner:
Live Blog: Midterm primary night in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Texas runoffs
Discussion: CBS News and NOQ Report
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump heads for big rebuke in Tuesday's elections
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Plotting To Assassinate George W. Bush In Dallas  —  Two confidential informants and surveillance of the alleged plotter's WhatsApp account reveal plans to smuggle assassins into the U.S. to murder the former president, according to a search warrant application discovered by Forbes.
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Crypto billionaire says he could spend a record-breaking $1 billion in 2024 election  —  Democratic cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried says he expects to spend “north of $100 million” in 2024, with “soft ceiling” of $1 billion  —  WASHINGTON —Democratic billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
5 GOP candidates in Michigan ineligible after fraud, election office says  —  Five of 10 Republican candidates for the gubernatorial nomination in Michigan are ineligible to appear on the ballot because of invalid signatures on their nominating petitions, the Michigan elections bureau said in a report Monday …
Matt Stieb / New York Magazine:
Republicans May Have Sabotaged Their Best Chance to Beat Gretchen Whitmer
Discussion: Raw Story and TheBlaze
David Frum / The Atlantic:
America's Hands Are Full of Blood  —  Thoughts and prayers.  It began as a cliché.  It became a joke.  It has putrefied into a national shame.  —  If tonight, Americans do turn heavenward in pain and grief for the lost children of Uvalde, Texas, they may hear the answer delivered in the Bible through the words of Isaiah:
Techno Fog / The Reactionary:
How FBI HQ hamstrung the Alfa Bank investigation  —  The latest from the Michael Sussmann Trial  —  Today in the Michael Sussmann trial, we received additional information regarding the FBI leadership's involvement in the opening - and execution - of the Alfa Bank/Trump investigation.
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
There Has to Be a Backup Plan.  There's a Backup Plan, Right? … On a Tuesday evening in April, nearly half a century after Joe Biden first publicly mused about running for president, an unsettled cross section of the Democratic Establishment assembled at Pinehurst, a golf resort in North Carolina.
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   Will Biden Run in 2024?  —  Spoiler: There is no alternative.  —  1. Plan B
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Count the Disputed Mail-In Votes in Pennsylvania Primary for GOP Senate Nomination  —  As the Wall Street Journal relates in an editorial published Monday evening, a dispute has arisen over the counting of mail-in ballots in the closely contested Republican primary election in Pennsylvania between David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
Henry Kissinger says Ukraine must make Russia concessions to end conflict  —  Kissinger warns against escalating Ukraine conflict, urges peace deal with Russia  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 24  —  Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Tuesday that Ukraine must …
Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory
Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News:
Someone Stole Seth Green's Bored Ape, Which Was Supposed To Star In His New Show  —  Actor and producer Seth Green was robbed of several NFTs this month after succumbing to a phishing scam that inadvertently threw a monkey wrench into the plan for his new animated series.
NBC News:
Georgia Governor Primary Election Results  —  GOP incumbent Brian Kemp faces David Perdue, a primary challenge stoked by former President Donald Trump in an effort to oust a fellow Republican for not joining an effort to overturn the state's presidential election results two years ago.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator  —  Ms. Psaki, President Biden's first press secretary, left her job at the White House this month.  —  Jen Psaki, who rose to fame as President Biden's first White House press secretary, presiding over more than 200 briefings and gaining TikTok stardom …
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Jen Psaki joins MSNBC
Marina Pitofsky / USA Today:
Pelosi responds after archbishop denies her Holy Communion for supporting abortion rights  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday responded after San Francisco's Catholic archbishop decided to deny her Communion over her support for abortion access in the United States.
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Opinion Why is the right ignoring the Southern Baptist abuse scandal?  —  There are few things that members of the American right emphasize more often about themselves than their deep commitment to protecting children — particularly when it comes to the threat of sexual abuse.
Discussion: The Atlantic, New York Times and CNN
ABC News:
Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty among Army bases losing Confederate names: Exclusive  —  The Army Naming Commission has recommended new names for nine bases named after Confederate leaders with Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty.  —  One of the entrances to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville …
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Eric Levai / The Daily Dot:
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