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8:05 AM ET, May 25, 2022


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New York Times:
Live Updates: ‘We Have to Act,’ Biden Says After 21 Killed at Texas Elementary School  —  It was the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn.  —  19 children and two adults are killed in a Texas elementary school shooting, the authorities say.
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Death toll in Texas elementary school shooting rises; 19 children, 2 adults killed by shooter  —  The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School  —  Death toll rises to 22, mostly children, in TX school shooting  —  UVALDE, Texas …
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:
Washington Post:
Biden urges end to ‘carnage’ of gun violence after 19 children killed at Texas school … President Biden on Tuesday evening urged Congress to end the “carnage” of gun violence after more than a dozen elementary schoolchildren were killed by an 18-year-old in Texas.
David French / The French Press:
Pass and Enforce Red Flag Laws.  Now.  —  We know they can save lives.  —  I was intending to write about the Georgia Republican primary, but then—just as I was walking back to my hotel—I saw the horrific news out of Uvalde, Texas.  Another school shooting.  Another elementary school.
Bari Weiss / Common Sense:
American Madness  —  On the mass murder of children in Texas.  —  My sister is a teacher in America, which means she has had to teach her fourth grade students about how to defend themselves against people who might walk into her public school with guns.  Once, during a false alarm …
Washington Post:
Gunman was bullied as a child, grew increasingly violent, friends say  —  Relatives, classmates describe fraught relationship with mother and a troubling pattern of acting out  —  The gunman in Tuesday's elementary school massacre was a lonely 18-year-old who was bullied over a childhood speech impediment …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Claire Goforth / The Daily Dot:
EXCLUSIVE: 'That's the picture of him buying a gun': Uvalde mass shooting suspect bought an AR-15 online last week  —  The Uvalde, Texas mass shooter frequently posted about guns and purchased a rifle online days ago.  —  Authorities say that 18 children and one teacher were killed …
St. John Barned-Smith / Houston Chronicle:
Uvalde school shooting: Teen gunman bought AR-15 style rifle day after he turned 18  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  The gunman who authorities say killed 21 people in a South Texas community - 19 of them elementary school students - legally purchased two rifles …
Washington Post:
At least 19 children, 2 teachers killed at Texas elementary school  —  UVALDE, Tex. — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying a rifle killed at least 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in this Texas city on Tuesday, authorities said.  —  It was the deadliest mass shooting …
Discussion: Kyodo News+ and Voice of America
Bill Bostock / Insider:
Texas Republicans made it easier to buy and carry guns months before 19 kids were shot and killed at an elementary school  — A gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.  — In recent months, Texas has made it increasingly easier to buy and carry guns.
Discussion: New York Times, Insider and HuffPost
NBC News:
19 children, 2 teachers killed in Texas elementary school shooting
Ryan Busse / The Bulwark:   Even the Gun Industry Knew We Would End Up Here
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.
Stephen Fowler / Georgia Public Broadcasting:
Raffensperger declares victory over election denialism in Georgia GOP Secretary of State's race  —  Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger narrowly won his primary Tuesday against Trump-backed Jody Hice and other challengers.  —  Incumbent Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger …
Washington Post:
Katie Britt, Rep. Mo Brooks headed to a runoff in Alabama GOP Senate primary
Shane Harris / Washington Post:
U.S. intelligence document shows Russian naval blockade of Ukraine  —  World leaders call the Kremlin's actions a deliberate attack on the global food supply chain  —  Newly declassified U.S. intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports …
Aine Quinn / Bloomberg:
Russia Is Winning From the Global Food Crisis It Helped Create
Discussion: East Bay Times
Alex Pareene / The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter:
The Unanswered Question  —  If an entire generation thinks the system is broken, might that be a “you” problem?  —  Believers in American institutions, and the people who control those institutions, should know that they are forging a generation of Americans with no faith in them.
Steve Inskeep / NPR:
Ukraine's stand is a model for fighting a Chinese attack, Taiwan's top diplomat says  —  If China should attack Taiwan—a possibility that President Biden warned against this week—the island's defenders plan to draw on lessons from the war in Ukraine.  —  Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu tells NPR …
Discussion: HotAir
Jared Yates Sexton / Dispatches From A …:
This is Going to Get Really Ugly, Really Soon  —  Tucker Carlson and the Right have created imaginary rivals in order to legitimize their antidemocratic actions  —  To watch Tucker Carlson Tonight is to punish yourself.  Tucker Carlson's act is obnoxiously acidic.  The sneering cruelty.
Discussion: Mediaite
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Scoop: Tens of thousands of migrants waiting on U.S. doorstep  —  As many as 50,000 migrants are waiting in Mexican shelters for a chance to cross the border, hoping to run out the clock on Title 42, the COVID-era rule limiting entry to the U.S., according to internal documents reviewed by Axios.
Discussion: NBC News
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate heads for gun control reckoning after Texas school shooting  —  Senate Democrats say a major floor debate on gun control is inevitable after a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, left at least 19 children and two adults dead, only 10 days after another massacre killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo.
Discussion: Insider, Articles Archive and CNN
The Guardian:
'I'm never going back': the high-profile Russian defectors rejecting war  —  Gazprombank's Igor Volobuyev and diplomat Boris Bondarev are among the Russian elite to oppose Putin's invasion of Ukraine  —  gor Volobuyev spent two decades working in the heart of the Russian business establishment …
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