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7:35 AM ET, May 27, 2022

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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.”
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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 …
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.
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.
Eduardo Medina / New York Times:
‘She was my baby’: A family mourns, and pleads for action, in Uvalde.
Discussion: Mediaite
Robert T. Garrett / Dallas Morning News:
Texas Gov. Abbott going to Uvalde — not NRA — on Friday  —  Abbott to hold news conference in grief-stricken community, send prerecorded remarks to gun group.  —  AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott is returning to Uvalde on Friday, and will skip the National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
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CNN:
US preparing to approve advanced long-range rocket system for Ukraine  —  Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is preparing to step up the kind of weaponry it is offering Ukraine by sending advanced, long-range rocket systems that are now the top request from Ukrainian officials, multiple officials say.
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Opinion The secret planning that kept the White House a step ahead of Russia
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Guardian
Buffalo News:
Authorities investigating if retired federal agent knew of Buffalo mass shooting plans in advance  —  Law enforcement officers are investigating whether a retired federal agent had about 30 minutes advance notice of a white supremacist's plans to murder Black people at a Buffalo supermarket …
Discussion: WIVB-TV
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
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee eyes witnesses, but Ginni Thomas unlikely to be focus
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
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 …
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Yahoo News:   Georgia investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn 2020 election ramps up
Ginia Bellafante / New York Times:
Bill de Blasio Knows He Isn't Loved  —  New York's former mayor is running for Congress in a newly drawn district, where distaste for him is epic.  He's sure he can change that.  —  A few days after Bill de Blasio announced that he was running for Congress — a comparatively humble ambition …
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 …
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
Discussion: HuffPost
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
Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Won't Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Case Failures  —  Indianapolis-based FBI agents disregarded gymnasts' allegations that the national team doctor sexually assaulted them  —  WASHINGTON—Prosecutors won't charge the FBI agents who disregarded Olympic gymnasts' allegations …
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
New York Times:
How Does It End?  Fissures Emerge Over What Constitutes Victory in Ukraine  —  WASHINGTON — Three months into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America and its allies are quietly debating the inevitable question: How does this end?  —  In recent days, presidents and prime ministers …
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
John Fetterman got a defibrillator after his stroke.  But doctors say the campaign's story 'doesn't make sense.'  —  It's been more than a week since Lt. Gov. John Fetterman celebrated his win in Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary from a Lancaster hospital, where he was recovering …
 
 
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Terry Glavin / National Post:
The year of the graves: How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves
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Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
John Durham's case against Michael Sussmann just got tougher
Discussion: RedState
Taylor Giorno / OpenSecrets.org:
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
GOP candidate for governor proposes new abortion ‘punishment’ after claiming life begins ‘before conception’
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Julia Rock / The Lever:
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Discussion: Jacobin
Daniel Bice / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Sen. Ron Johnson uses tax dollars to travel between Florida family home and the U.S. Capitol
Discussion: WisPolitics.com
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