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10:50 PM ET, May 26, 2022

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Wall Street Journal:
Uvalde Shooter Fired Outside School for 12 Minutes Before Entering  —  Local residents express anger and frustration as police detail new timeline of mass shooting  —  UVALDE, Texas—Local residents voiced anger Thursday about the time it took to end the mass shooting at an elementary school here …
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New York Times:
Uvalde Live Updates: Parents Express Anger at Police Response to School Massacre  —  Authorities defended their response to the shooting in a news conference, as some parents who lost children asked what happened during the hour of terror in which a gunman took 21 lives.
Kipp Jones / Mediaite:
Texas Police Lieutenant Says Cops Were Reluctant to Engage Gunman Because 'They Could've Been Shot'  —  A Texas Department of Public Safety official said responding officers were cautious as they entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas because “they could've been shot.”
Haisten Willis / Washington Examiner:
White House sidesteps question about police response to Texas school shooting  —  The White House refused to call for an investigation into the police response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, saying President Joe Biden “has the utmost respect for the men and women of law enforcement.”
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
How the official accounts about the Uvalde shooting have changed  —  Since a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex., on Tuesday, killing 19 children and two teachers, authorities have provided an incomplete — and evolving — explanation of what happened.
Discussion: CNN, East Bay Times and The Hill
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
On Guns, Biden's Call for Action Is a Painful Reminder That He Cannot Make It Happen  —  America can't even grieve collectively anymore.  —  There is little doubt that Joe Biden is a world-class griever.  For the part of the Presidency that requires national mourning …
Discussion: New York Times
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CNN:
Exclusive: McConnell says he has directed Cornyn to engage with Democrats on a ‘bipartisan solution’ on gun violence
Mark Stone / Sky News:
Texas school shooting: Senator Ted Cruz storms off over questions about gun reform
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Cruz storms off after being asked why mass shootings happen ‘only in America’
Politico:
Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told  —  Then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers in his office after meeting with a House Republican who was working to challenge the 2020 election, according to testimony the Jan. 6 select committee has heard from one of his former aides.
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Behind the Jan. 6 panel's last-minute efforts to win 3 key Trump-world lawsuits  —  Since September, former President Donald Trump and his allies have launched 25 lawsuits to stymie the Jan. 6 select committee.  But the panel has decided to fight aggressively in just four, a strategic gambit that's paying off.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee eyes witnesses, but Ginni Thomas unlikely to be focus
Discussion: Raw Story
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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.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Federal Officials Adhere to Prior Decision Related to Nassar Investigation  —  The Justice Department announced today that after careful re-review of evidence gathered in the investigation of two former FBI special agents in connection with their involvement in the FBI's investigation of Lawrence G. Nassar …
Discussion: The Hill and New York Times
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Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Won't Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Case Failures
Victoria Eavis / Casper Star-Tribune:
Rep. Liz Cheney officially files for U.S. House  —  Rep. Liz Cheney officially filed to run for U.S. House on Thursday, announcing her reelection bid in a video that focused on her allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.  —  The announcement, one day before the filing deadline …
Julia Rock / The Lever:
Biden Is Preparing To Crush A Historic Climate Change Lawsuit  —  A vital effort to establish a legal right to a living planet could soon move forward — but the Biden administration is trying to stop it.  —  Any day now, a federal circuit court is expected to deliver a ruling that would allow …
Discussion: Jacobin
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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 …
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Parker Molloy / The Present Age:   Just like they did in 2015, Republicans are falsely blaming trans people for a mass shooting
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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David Edwards / Raw Story:   GOP candidate for governor proposes new abortion ‘punishment’ after claiming life begins ‘before conception’
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Florida IG report: ‘Insufficient evidence’ for DeSantis critic's claims of Covid cover-up  —  A prominent critic of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' Covid response made “unsubstantiated” claims that state health officials had fired her because she refused to present manipulated data online …
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate  —  PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including some the person may not want exposed.  “We're just a tool provider,” its owner said.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The Hill
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Exclusive: DOJ interviews Georgia Republicans about interactions with Trump campaign in fake elector probe  —  (CNN)Federal investigators have interviewed Republicans in Georgia about interactions with people in former President Donald Trump's orbit and his 2020 reelection campaign …
Discussion: Raw Story
The Texas Tribune:
Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns  —  This week's massacre in Uvalde highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns.  The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.  —  Copy link … The fact that the gunman responsible …
Discussion: CNN
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Trump E.P.A. Chief ‘Endangered Public Safety’ by Ordering His Drivers to Speed  —  An internal report validated whistle-blower allegations that Scott Pruitt repeatedly forced his security detail to drive at dangerous speeds on routine trips because he was running late.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jonny Coleman / The Appeal:
How Los Angeles Created the Playbook for a Nationwide War on the Unhoused  —  As politicians look to build public support for homeless encampment sweeps, they're using tactics popularized in LA—the site of one of the nation's most intense battles over the unhoused.
 
 
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Eduardo Medina / New York Times:
‘She was my baby’: A family mourns, and pleads for action, in Uvalde.
Edward B. Foley / Democracy Journal:
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Alyce McFadden / New York Times:
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Southern Poverty Law Center:
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Discussion: Daily Kos
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
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Discussion: WTOP News