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Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’  —  Her students were watching a Disney movie when the gunshots started.  Then instinct and practice kicked in.  —  Americans react to the Robb Elementary school massacre  —  UVALDE, Texas — The teacher came …
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Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Hours after Uvalde school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott attended a fundraiser 300 miles away  —  A spokesperson for Abbott said he had previously committed to the event but all campaign-related activities are postponed until further notice.  —  Copy link  —  Gov. Greg Abbott attended …
Tess Owen / VICE:
The Police Timeline of the Texas School Shooting Has a Lot of Holes  —  Texas law enforcement officials are being strangely opaque about what actually happened during the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.  —  TO  —  Texas officials are clapping themselves on the back for what they've described …
Washington Post:
Weakened gun laws put Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the defensive  —  Amid a spate of mass shootings in recent years, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) responded by focusing on promoting mental health services and convening a task force that produced a 40-point plan centered on “hardening” school campuses and identifying threats.
NBC News:
The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan. 19 children were killed anyway.  —  School officials in Uvalde, Texas, promised to do everything they could to protect students from a mass shooting.  —  Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District had doubled its security budget in recent years …
Discussion: The Sun
Houston Chronicle:
Beto O'Rourke confronts Abbott during news conference on Uvalde mass shooting: ‘This is on you’  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  Just over 24 hours after the mass shooting of children and teachers in an elementary school in Uvalde, Gov. Greg Abbott addressed the media at a nearby high school there.
New York Times:
The Stupefying Tally of American Gun Violence
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
America's new norm: ‘Why are we willing to live with this carnage?’
Discussion: Vox, HuffPost and The Texas Tribune
Washington Post:
Gunman was bullied as a child, grew increasingly violent, friends say
Kelly Hooper / Politico:
‘You are doing nothing’: O'Rourke accosts Abbott at press conference on shooting
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
Sandy Hook Proved The Need To Enhance K-12 Security. Congress Armed Ukraine Instead.
Discussion: Reason
New York Times:
Trump Said to Have Reacted Approvingly to Jan. 6 Chants About Hanging Pence  —  The House committee investigating the Capitol assault has heard accounts of the former president's remarks as he watched the riot unfold on television.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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Politico:
Trump expressed support for hanging Pence during Capitol riot, Jan. 6 panel told  —  The Jan. 6 select committee has heard testimony indicating that then-President Donald Trump — after rioters who swarmed the Capitol began chanting “hang Mike Pence” — expressed support for hanging his vice president …
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Real Reason America Doesn't Have Gun Control  —  After each of the repeated mass shootings that now provide a tragic backbeat to American life, the same doomed dance of legislation quickly begins.  As the outraged demands for action are inevitably derailed in Congress …
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New York Times:
In More Than 100 G.O.P. Midterm Ads This Year: Guns, Guns, Guns  —  In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey unpacked lipstick, an iPhone and something else from her purse in one campaign advertisement — “a little Smith & Wesson .38,” she said.  A Republican candidate for governor in Georgia declared in a different spot …
Discussion: The Hill and Rolling Stone
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:   Biden blames ‘gun lobby’ when his real enemy is culture
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Schumer tells colleagues not to expect a gun control vote anytime soon
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate begins search for bipartisan gun deal after Schumer's green light
Mary B. McCord / New York Times:
Uvalde, Buffalo and the Semiautomatic Weapons That Terrorize Us
Discussion: The Federalist and Reason
Joe Hernandez / NPR:
Guns are banned during Trump's upcoming speech at the NRA conference  —  Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association's Annual Leadership Forum on Friday.  But audience members at the group's annual meeting, being held this year in Houston, won't be able to carry guns during his address.
NBC News:
Trans woman's photo used to spread baseless online theory about Texas shooter  —  Sam, a transgender woman who lives in Georgia, said that on Tuesday evening, Reddit users started commenting on a photo of her that she had shared on the platform three months ago.
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Zach Montellaro / Politico:
How Raffensperger went from Trump outcast to MAGA vanquisher
CNN:
Moderate-turned-MAGA Rep. Elise Stefanik's stock is rising in Trump world  —  (CNN)Donald Trump hasn't said if he will run for president again, but that doesn't seem to be stopping him from privately musing about his potential running mate if he does.  The latest person to catch his eye …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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Washington Post:
Donald Trump recalibrates his standing in GOP after primary setbacks
New York Times:
Intensifying Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Focuses on Trump Lawyers  —  In recent subpoenas, federal prosecutors investigating alternate slates of pro-Trump electors sought information about Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Eastman and others.  —  The Justice Department has stepped …
Drew Hinshaw / Wall Street Journal:
Hungary to Make Multinationals Cede Some Profits to State  —  WARSAW—Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban used newly acquired wartime powers to declare that multinational companies in his country must cede the bulk of their excess profits into new state funds dedicated to preparing …
Washington Post:
Whistleblower report on baby formula didn't reach top FDA food safety official  —  A report alleging safety failures at a plant took four months to reach Frank Yiannas, the top food safety official  —  When a whistleblower sent a 34-page report to the Food and Drug Administration …
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Steve Israel / The Hill:
The haunting reason Congress won't pass sensible gun laws  —  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL  —  In one of those Capitol Hill elevators reserved for Members of Congress when there are votes on the House floor, I learned a tragic lesson …
Discussion: Insider, WV MetroNews and CBS News
New York Times:
Israel Tells U.S. It Killed Iranian Officer, Official Says  —  Israeli officials say the officer, Sayad Khodayee, was a leader of a covert unit tasked with abductions and killings of Israelis and other foreigners around the world.  Iran does not acknowledge that the unit exists.
 
 
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Samuel L. Perry / TIME:
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