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4:30 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” …
Rachel Monroe / New Yorker:
The Staff of Uvalde's Local Paper Cover the Worst Day of Their Lives  —  The paper's employees lost neighbors, acquaintances, and a daughter in a school shooting.  Then they had to report the story.  —  The news, as it initially came over the police scanner in staticky bursts of information, was confusing.
Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Texas police chief who delayed response did active shooter training in December  —  The police chief who officials said decided to wait to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, completed an active shooter training course in December, according to law enforcement records.
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
Washington Post:   Uvalde picks up pieces as shifting accounts of attack trouble officials
John Woodrow Cox / Washington Post:   What school shootings do to the kids who survive them, from Sandy Hook to Uvalde
Washington Post:
At NRA gathering in Texas, Winsome Sears says guns aren't the problem
Discussion: Blue Virginia
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: Townhall and Washington Examiner
Police were ‘wrong’ for waiting as students pleaded for help in Texas massacre
Discussion: Axios and KWTX-TV
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Federal agents entered Uvalde school to kill gunman despite local police initially asking them to wait
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.”
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 …
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
POLITICO Playbook: The conspiracy theory convention  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE NEW GUN-RIGHTS ADVOCATE DEFENSE: CONSPIRACY THEORIES — We all know the GOP's well-worn retorts to calls for additional gun restrictions: People kill people, not guns.  Mental health was the real problem, etc.
Washington Post:
Inside Mitch McConnell's decades-long effort to block gun control  —  The Senate Republican leader has spent his career working to delay, obstruct or prevent most major firearms restrictions from being approved by Congress  —  Mitch McConnell was just finishing up his first term …
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
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Ex-Staten Island Rep. Max Rose facing long odds in redrawn 11th District  —  Revised New York State redistricting lines have taken the bloom of the Rose.  —  In fact few politicians have taken it on the chin harder than Democrat Max Rose, according to pundits.
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
Rachel Cheung / VICE:
Why Tom Cruise's Jacket in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Had Taiwan Moviegoers Clapping and Cheering  —  Hollywood just did something “unprecedented” with the new Top Gun movie, a film critic said.  —  RC  —  Classic '80s action flick Top Gun is back with a sequel.
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
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
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
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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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
NBC News:
How Starbucks uses dubious ‘connection scores’ to evaluate its workforce
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
 Earlier Items: 
Anita Chabria / Los Angeles Times:
Trump's judges are coming for California's gun laws. Can we stop them?
David Kopel / Reason:
A response to the latest vilification campaign against the NRA
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler ‘not okay with the state of this country’ in wake of Uvalde shooting