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3:00 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 …
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 …
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 /
'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.
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.
David Silva Ramirez / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Day after Uvalde shooting, deputy reportedly shows AR-15 photos at Fort Worth school
NBC News:
Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
After Texas Shooting, Republican and Independent Voters Drive Increase in Support for Gun Control
Discussion: Twitchy and Bloomberg
Roxane Gay / New York Times:
The Uvalde Shooting Shows America's Deep Incivility  —  Dr. Gay, a contributing Opinion writer, is the author of the memoir “Hunger” and the forthcoming “How to Be Heard.”  —  阅读.体中 文.閱讀.體 中文.
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Nobody does mass shootings like America. Nobody.
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
Lisa Tozzi / Rolling Stone:
He Wrote The Onion's Famous Mass-Shooting Headline. It Still Haunts Him
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Breitbart, Mediaite and The Wrap
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
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