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2:30 PM ET, May 26, 2022

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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Insider and Twitchy
Henry Ramos / kens5.com:
'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.
Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
A teacher in Uvalde, Texas, describes ‘the longest 35 minutes of my life’
NBC News:
The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan. 19 children were killed anyway.
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.
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Lisa Tozzi / Rolling Stone:
He Wrote The Onion's Famous Mass-Shooting Headline. It Still Haunts Him
Discussion: NPR, The Federalist and Washington Post
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Nobody does mass shootings like America. Nobody.
Discussion: National Review, Insider and WELLREAD
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
Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
The Senate Has Forfeited Its Right to Exist
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.
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NBC News:
Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it
David Silva Ramirez / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Day after Uvalde shooting, deputy reportedly shows AR-15 photos at Fort Worth school
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
After Texas Shooting, Republican and Independent Voters Drive Increase in Support for Gun Control
Discussion: Twitchy and Bloomberg
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 …
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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 …
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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.
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Politico:
Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told  —  The unusual move came after a meeting between Donald Trump's then-chief of staff and the Pennsylvania Republican, according to recent testimony.  —  Then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Yahoo News, HotAir and Raw Story
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BBC:
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.
Washington Post:
Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams are in a rematch.  A lot has changed since 2018.  —  The political landscape in Georgia — and nationally — has shifted significantly  —  Stacey Abrams refused to concede the Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp four years ago, even after it was clear she had lost.
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David Zipper / Bloomberg:
A City Fights Back Against Heavyweight Cars  —  Imagine that you, a city resident, are contemplating swapping out your mid-sized sedan for a full-sized pickup truck.  And not just any pickup truck; your eye has fallen upon a heavy-duty one, like the Chevy Silverado HD or the Ford F-250.
Jonathon Ambarian / KBAO-TV:
Proposed measure to require majority votes in Montana elections cleared for signature gathering  —  HELENA — A proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way Montana conducts its elections has been approved for signature gathering - but it doesn't have much time if it's going to make it onto the ballot later this year.
Sam Whiting / San Francisco Chronicle:
SFUSD drops the word ‘chief’ from job titles to avoid connotation with Native Americans  —  The word “chief” will no longer be used in reference to job titles in the San Francisco Unified School District in an effort, school officials said, to avoid the word's connotation with Native Americans.
US Census / Census.gov:
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 …
Aja Romano / Vox:
With Ricky Gervais's new special, Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools  —  Does Netflix even care that Ricky Gervais's SuperNature is rife with transphobic TERF ideology?  —  Who knows exactly what response Netflix expected for SuperNature, Ricky Gervais's transphobic new standup special …
Discussion: Althouse, Vanity Fair and Salon
 
 
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands
Discussion: New York Times
Politico:
A top White House aide has ties to Amazon, adding a new ingredient to the Bezos-Biden drama
Kaelan Deese / Washington Examiner:
Judge Michelle Childs's DC Appeals Court nomination advances to Senate vote
Discussion: Fox News and Roll Call
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
Guns have become the leading cause of death for American kids
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Joseph Simonson / Washington Free Beacon:
How Biden's Menthol Ban Endangers Black Bodies
San Francisco Chronicle:
New data shows shift at Lowell High School: More students given failing grades after admissions change
Discussion: The Daily Caller