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11:20 AM ET, May 25, 2022


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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 …
New York Times:
Shooting at Elementary School Devastates Community in South Texas  —  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.  —  Follow the latest news on Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting.
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Shweta Sharma / The Independent:
Texas school shooting: Who are the victims?  —  Many fourth-graders, a ‘hero’ teacher and a 17-year classroom veteran among those killed  —  Senator Chris Murphy pleads for Senate to take action on gun control after Texas massacre  —  A teacher who died a “hero” trying to protect …
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 …
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 19 children and two teachers were killed …
Death toll in Texas elementary school shooting rises; 19 children, 2 adults killed by shooter
New York Times:
Democrats moved quickly to clear the way for votes on legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchasers.  —  Within hours of the shooting in Uvalde, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, moved to clear the way to force votes in coming days on legislation …
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
‘Spare me the bullshit’: Sen. Chris Murphy rips GOP colleagues after Texas shooting
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 …
Jay Michaelson / Rolling Stone:
The Right-Wing Lie That's Killing Our Children  —  Republicans have twisted the 2nd Amendment to suit their extremist purposes, blocking sensible checks on gun ownership and enabling the unceasing procession of mass shootings  —  In 2014, after a mass shooting in California …
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.
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.
Discussion: Eschaton and Men Yell at Me
David Frum / The Atlantic:   America's Hands Are Full of Blood
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Brad Raffensperger, targeted by Trump, wins Ga. GOP primary for secretary of state  —  BUFORD, Ga. — Incumbent Brad Raffensperger held off a challenge from his Donald Trump-backed opponent, Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., in Georgia's Republican secretary of state primary on Tuesday, NBC News projects.
Washington Post:
Donald Trump recalibrates his standing in GOP after primary setbacks  —  The former president is seeking out information on potential 2024 rivals after a series of defeats for his chosen candidates have raised questions about his continued dominance of the Republican Party.
Fact check: Herschel Walker falsely claims he never falsely claimed he graduated from University of Georgia  —  Herschel Walker, the former football star who is now the Republican nominee for a US Senate seat in Georgia, is piling dishonesty upon dishonesty on the subject of his college education.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
'We're going to go f—ing scorched-earth': How Brian Kemp crushed Trump in Georgia
Andrew Kerr / Washington Examiner:
Hunter Biden swiped personal info from his family's phones, laptop data suggests  —  EXCLUSIVE — Records located on a copy of Hunter Biden's laptop suggest he took personal data from his sister-in-law's cellphones over a dozen times between 2017 and 2018 without her consent …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Why Would John Eastman Want to Overturn an Election for Trump?  —  The figure of John Eastman, a constitutional theorist, former law professor and legal adviser to Donald Trump, looms increasingly large in retrospectives on the events of Jan. 6, and for good reason: Out of all the characters …
The Guardian:
'I'm never going back': the high-profile Russian defectors rejecting war
Discussion: 19FortyFive
Zeeshan Aleem / MSNBC:
Why conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Marjorie Taylor Greene just easily won her primary  —  ‘Shocked!’:  Black Georgians on being represented by Marjorie Taylor Greene  —  According to NBC News projections, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has won the Republican primary in Georgia's 14th …
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: The Hill, New York Post and NBC News
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Rebecca Beitsch / The Hill:
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