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12:30 PM ET, May 28, 2022


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Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Federal agents entered Uvalde school to kill gunman despite local police initially asking them to wait  —  Federal agents who went to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday to confront a gunman who killed 19 children were told by local police to wait and not enter the school …
New York Times:
Children called for help from inside classrooms in Uvalde.  The police waited.  —  UVALDE, Texas — Furtively, speaking in a whisper, a fourth-grade girl dialed the police.  Around her, in Room 112 at Robb Elementary School, were the motionless bodies of her classmates and scores …
Discussion: National Review and Politico
Curt Devine / CNN:
Focus turns to Uvalde school police chief's decision not to send officers inside.  Here's what we know about him  —  (CNN)The law enforcement official who made the decision not to breach the Uvalde elementary school classroom where a gunman was shooting children and teachers was the school district police chief, officials said Friday.
Discussion: PennLive and The Daily Beast
New York Times:
Gun in Texas Shooting Came From Company Known for Pushing Boundaries  —  After one of its military-style rifles was used in the Texas elementary school shooting on Tuesday, the gun manufacturer Daniel Defense published a pop-up statement on its home page sending “thoughts and prayers” …
Discussion: Bloomberg and WSAV-TV
Safia Samee Ali / NBC News:
Uvalde police chief who delayed officer response to shooting to join City Council  —  The police chief who reportedly made the call not to immediately send officers into Robb Elementary School to confront a gunman was elected to Uvalde's City Council just three weeks ago after running …
Discussion: Insider
Washington Post:
Tiny school police force in Uvalde took charge, then failed to go in
Discussion: Insider
Washington Post:
Before massacre, Uvalde gunman frequently threatened teen girls online  —  Young people who met the alleged gunman online said he had threatened to kidnap, rape or kill.  But they said their reports were ignored and that his kind of angry misogyny was just “how online is.”
Uvalde gunman threatened rapes and school shootings on social media app Yubo in weeks leading up to the massacre, users say  —  Salvador Ramos told girls he would rape them, showed off a rifle he bought, and threatened to shoot up schools in livestreams on the social media app Yubo …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Raw Story
Trump Jr. allies issue warning to Stefanik camp: Don't go after Tucker's kid  —  Allies of Donald Trump Jr. issued a stark warning to Elise Stefanik recently: Keep friends' kids out of your political rivalries.  —  Those Trump Jr. allies were recently told that Stefanik's camp was behind …
Discussion: Raw Story and Wide World of News
Gus Bova / The Texas Observer:
Greg Abbott Is Full of Shit  —  On Tuesday, as the world knows already, an 18-year-old man carried an AR-15-style rifle into a 574-student elementary school just off Highway 83 in the town of Uvalde, 90 minutes west of San Antonio.  Unobstructed by police, he barricaded himself …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Insider
Isaac Arnsdorf / Washington Post:
Trump, Cruz join NRA leaders in defiant response to Uvalde shooting
Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:   Teen Activists Plot to Unseat Greg Abbott, Other Pro-Gun Lawmakers
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler ‘not okay with the state of this country’ in wake of Uvalde shooting  —  As details of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, continue to unfold, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler on Friday wrote that he is “not okay with the state of this country” …
Gabe Kapler / Kaplifestyle:
Home of the Brave?  —  The day 19 children and 2 teachers were murdered, we held a moment …
Patrick Reilly / New York Post:
Daily Beast releases apology to Hunter Biden's laptop repairman  —  The Daily Beast has issued an apology to the Delaware computer repairman who acquired Hunter Biden's laptop for wrongly claiming in a past story that the computer was “stolen.”  —  The apology to John Paul Mac Isaac appeared …
Discussion: Twitchy
Pippa Crerar /
Boris Johnson bids for Jubilee boost with return of imperial measurements  —  Downing Street will hope it shores up support among key Brexiteer voters in battleground seats which Tories are currently in danger of losing  —  Boris Johnson is planning to announce that imperial measurements …
Discussion: Bloomberg
NBC News:
How Starbucks uses dubious ‘connection scores’ to evaluate its workforce  —  Starbucks uses crowd-sourced ratings known as connection scores to evaluate the customer service at its cafes around the country.  —  In interviews, 17 current and five former Starbucks employees told NBC News that the system …
New York Times:
What Happened on Day 93 of the War in Ukraine  —  A report by legal and rights experts cited a ‘genocidal pattern’ by Russia.  Russian troops seized Lyman and moved closer to encircling Sievierodonetsk.  —  Follow live news updates on the war in Ukraine.  —  Ferocious Russian Attacks Spur Accusations of Genocide in Ukraine
New York Times:
Trump's Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility  —  With many of Donald J. Trump's endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Donald J. Trump had cast …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
This Republican senator thinks ‘wokeness’ is the cause of mass shootings  —  (CNN)Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson offered up a controversial theory to explain the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, this week that left 19 children and two teachers dead.  —  “We stopped teaching values …
Discussion: Althouse
CBS News:
U.S. Army reservist and alleged Nazi sympathizer convicted for his role in U.S. Capitol assault  —  A former U.S. Army reservist described by prosecutors as a Nazi sympathizer was convicted Friday of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory.
Discussion: and New Jersey Online
Matt Taibbi / TK News:
Shouldn't Hillary Clinton Be Banned From Twitter Now?  —  Trial testimony reveals Hillary Clinton personally approved serious election misinformation.  Is there an anti-Trump exception to content moderation?  —  Last week, in the trial of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann …
Discussion: The Hill and Instapundit
Andrew Hay / Reuters:
Forest Service says it started all of New Mexico's largest wildfire  —  Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state's governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster.
NBC News:
NRA convention in Houston met with fiery protest co-organized by Black Lives Matter  —  Houston's 90-degree weather could not stop crowds of people from protesting outside the National Rifle Association's 151st annual convention on Friday, just days after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, killed at least 19 children and two teachers.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Root
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