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2:55 PM ET, May 28, 2022

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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” …
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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
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
Washington Post:
At NRA gathering in Texas, Winsome Sears says guns aren't the problem  —  RICHMOND — Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears (R) offered a full-throated defense of gun rights Friday at a National Rifle Association meeting in Texas, acknowledging the horror of this week's shooting …
Discussion: Blue Virginia
John Woodrow Cox / Washington Post:
What school shootings do to the kids who survive them, from Sandy Hook to Uvalde  —  Children who have lived through school shootings share how the horror of what they saw or heard or lost still haunts them  —  Noah Orona still had not cried.  —  The 10-year-old's father, Oscar, couldn't understand it.
Washington Post:
Tiny school police force in Uvalde took charge, then failed to go in  —  After praising police, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott now says he is seeking a full investigation of response to massacre  —  The police response to the Texas school massacre was led by the chief of a six-officer police department that oversees about eight schools.
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Federal agents entered Uvalde school to kill gunman despite local police initially asking them to wait
Caitlin O'Kane / CBS News:
The gunman in Uvalde carried more ammunition into Robb Elementary School than a U.S. soldier carries into combat
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Townhall
Safia Samee Ali / NBC News:
Uvalde police chief who delayed officer response to shooting to join City Council
Discussion: New York Post and Insider
Reuters:
Police were ‘wrong’ for waiting as students pleaded for help in Texas massacre
Discussion: Axios and KWTX-TV
NBC News:
NRA convention in Houston met with fiery protest co-organized by Black Lives Matter
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Root
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.”
Discussion: The Daily Beast and BizPac Review
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Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Man Confronts Ted Cruz At Restaurant: '19 Dead Kids, That's On Your Hands'  —  The Texas man told HuffPost he believes the time for “civil discourse” is over in the face of so many mass shootings.  —  Sen. Ted Cruz, fresh off the stage at the National Rifle Association's convention in Houston …
Politico:
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: Wide World of News and Raw Story
Pippa Crerar / Mirror.co.uk:
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
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, Raw Story and Insider
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Jan Wolfe / Reuters:
Proud Boys leader Tarrio loses latest bid for release from jail  —  A judge has denied the latest request by Enrique Tarrio, the former top leader of the right-wing group the Proud Boys, for release from jail while he awaits trial on criminal charges relating to last year's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Discussion: Raw Story
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:
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 …
New York Times:
What the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Stole From One Family  —  Every mass shooting requires unique paths of mourning.  Celestine Chaney's family bid farewell to a mother, sister, grandparent and best friend.  —  By Troy ClossonPhotographs by Gabriela Bhaskar
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
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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
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ESPN:
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” …
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Gabe Kapler / Kaplifestyle:
Home of the Brave?  —  The day 19 children and 2 teachers were murdered, we held a moment …
 
 
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US Food and Drug Administration:
FDA Efforts to Result in Millions of Additional Bottles of Infant Formula to Further Increase U.S. Supply
Discussion: NPR and FreightWaves
CBS News:
U.S. Army reservist and alleged Nazi sympathizer convicted for his role in U.S. Capitol assault
Discussion: CNN, NPR and Rolling Stone
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
This Republican senator thinks ‘wokeness’ is the cause of mass shootings
Discussion: Althouse
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Anita Chabria / Los Angeles Times:
Trump's judges are coming for California's gun laws. Can we stop them?
Don Thompson / Associated Press:
Guilty plea in plot to firebomb California Democratic HQ
Discussion: Shore News Network
David Kopel / Reason:
A response to the latest vilification campaign against the NRA