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4:10 PM ET, May 26, 2022


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Wall Street Journal:
Uvalde Residents Voice Frustration Over Shooting Response  —  Videos circulating on social media show parents confronting police outside the school; ‘The police were doing nothing’  —  UVALDE, Texas—Residents here expressed anger and frustration Thursday about the time it took for law enforcement …
Discussion: Associated Press and Twitchy
New York Times:
Uvalde Live Updates: 2 Police Officers Were Reportedly Shot Early in Gunman's Rampage  —  Some parents who lost children are angry about the police response as new details emerge about the hour of terror in the classrooms where a gunman took 21 lives.  “This could have been over in a couple of minutes,” one anguished father said.
Washington Post:
A grisly checklist and a sickening rampage: Inside the Uvalde massacre  —  UVALDE, Tex. — The gray Ford pickup truck veered into a ditch with such force that people who live on the block assumed it was an accident and rushed over to help the driver.  —  Instead, according to witness and police accounts …
Henry Ramos /
'It's time to die' |  Fourth-grader who survived Uvalde school shooting gives heartbreaking account of what gunman told students  —  The Robb Elementary student said he and several of his friends survived after hiding under a table with a tablecloth covering them.
Associated Press:
Police face questions over response to Texas school shooting  —  UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities faced mounting questions and criticism Thursday over how much time elapsed before they stormed a Texas elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting
Discussion: Louder With Crowder
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Mass killings keep happening despite good guys with guns
Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dies at 67  —  A shocker.  Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose career breakout came in the Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas, has died.  Deadline hears he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.
Mark Stone / Sky News:
Texas school shooting: Senator Ted Cruz storms off over questions about gun reform  —  Among the mourners at a vigil for the 21 people killed at Tuesday's mass shooting are Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, and his ally in the senate, Ted Cruz; Republican politicians who block all Democratic Party attempts to change gun laws.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands  —  Human beings generally recognize how and when to allow people to grieve.  A parent losing a child in an act of random violence deserves some modicum of privacy and support.  That can be tricky for reporters …
Discussion: New York Times
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Ted Cruz angrily quits interview after being confronted about gun control
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Axios
New York Times:
Where Senate Republicans Stand on Gun Legislation  —  The New York Times reached out on Wednesday to all 50 Republicans in the Senate to see whether they would support a pair of House-passed measures to strengthen background checks for gun buyers.  Within hours of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde …
Fox News:
Texas school shooting: Senate Dems say 6 to 12 GOPers engaged in gun talks, plan tough votes if they back out
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Associated Press:
Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate
Kevin T. Dugan / New York Magazine:
The NRA won after Sandy Hook, but today the gun lobby is in disarray and gun safety is slowly making gains in states.  —  How the U.S. got to the point where 19 fourth-graders were slaughtered in a single classroom in Uvalde, Texas, is along a tortured path, arguably going back as far as 1791, when the Second Amendment was ratified.
Robert E Kelly:
Teaching the American Gun Debate in a Foreign Country: No Matter What You Say, They Think We're Bananas
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state's civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.  —  A four-judge panel in the appellate division …
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
The next U.S. abortion battle is over pills, and it's already begun  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet released its decision that looks set to dramatically scale back abortion rights, but one of the next legal battles has already begun in a Mississippi court.
Shannon McCaffrey / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Herschel Walker fumbles gun control response - twice  —  As Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker launches his general election campaign, he is struggling to talk about guns.  —  Twice in recent days Walker has fumbled questions on gun control: in one interview he seemed …
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos and CNN
Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
Court Testimony Shows Spygate Conspirators Deceived The FBI Using Same Strategy Twice  —  Tech executive Rodney Joffe fed the Alfa Bank hoax to the FBI via two distinct routes, testimony in the Michael Sussmann criminal case indicates.  —  Tech executive Rodney Joffe fed the Alfa Bank hoax …
James Finn / Los Angeles Blade:
Texas Trans girl assaulted over GOP lies about Uvalde shooting  —  Why was this teen girl assaulted by a grown man she'd never met, harassed by four strangers who could tell she was trans  —  In a phone interview today, Tracey told me the man grabbed her arm and forced her body around …
David Silva Ramirez / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Day after Uvalde shooting, deputy reportedly shows AR-15 photos at Fort Worth school  —  Photos of an AR-15 style rifle, the type of gun used during Tuesday's mass school shooting in Uvalde, were reportedly shown at a Fort Worth elementary school on Wednesday during what was supposed to be a career day presentation.
NBC News:
Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it
US Census /
Fastest-Growing Cities Are Still in the West and South  —  NOTE: Data will be available around 10 a.m. EDT on release day.  —  Some Cities Experienced Slower Growth Since 2020  —  MAY 26, 2022 — Populations of cities and towns in the South and West regions of the United States still experienced …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Opinion Rubio's bizarre attack on the NBA shows folly of the GOP gun stance  —  In recent years, Republicans have spent a fair amount of time attacking athletes and sports leagues.  They pilloried football players for kneeling during the national anthem.  They hammered the National Football League for backing those athletes up.
Actor Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault  —  Actor Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, Crown Prosecution Service says … You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
Discussion: Los Angeles Blade
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