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8:05 AM ET, May 29, 2022


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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.
Associated Press:
TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minute  —  In the hours and days following the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, authorities gave shifting and at times contradictory information of what happened and how they responded.
Discussion: Associated Press and KDFX-TV
Minyvonne Burke / NBC News:
GOP Congressman, former NRA endorsee says he would support ban on assault weapons in aftermath of Buffalo, Uvalde  —  Congressman Chris Jacobs (R-NY), who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in 2020, said he would support a ban on assault weapons following two horrific mass shootings …
Discussion: Insider and The Daily Wire
Jerry Zremski / Buffalo News:
Jacobs proposes gun safety measures after Buffalo massacre: ‘This has been a profoundly impactful event’
Discussion: The Hill and NBC New York
Washington Post:
Uvalde: 90 minutes of terror, a failed police response and shattered trust  —  UVALDE, Tex. — After slipping into Robb Elementary through an unlocked side entrance, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos stormed into adjoining classrooms and informed terrified fourth graders that it was “time to die.”
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.
Washington Post:
Uvalde picks up pieces as shifting accounts of attack trouble officials
Washington Post:
No evidence of exploitation of Dominion voting machine flaws, CISA finds  —  The federal government has found no evidence that flaws in Dominion voting machines have ever been exploited, including in the 2020 election, according to the executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Discussion: CNN
Maya Shimizu Harris / Casper Star-Tribune:
Trump tells Wyoming to ‘fire’ Cheney  —  Former President Donald Trump told a rapturous crowd of supporters on Saturday to “fire” Rep. Liz Cheney and back his choice to replace her, land attorney Harriet Hageman.  —  Trump did not visit Wyoming as president.
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.
Discussion: Variety and RedState
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 …
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
How a Mapmaker Became New York's Most Unexpected Power Broker  —  Jonathan Cervas, a former bartender from Las Vegas, radically redrew New York's House district lines, forcing some Democratic incumbents to scramble for new seats.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Election Law Blog
New York Times:
Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief  —  UVALDE, Texas — Living in a rural Texas town renowned for white-tailed deer hunting, where rifles are a regular prize at school raffles, Desirae Garza never thought much about gun laws.  That changed after her 10-year-old niece …
Washington Post:
At NRA gathering in Texas, Winsome Sears says guns aren't the problem
Discussion: Blue Virginia
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Harris, at funeral for Buffalo shooting victim, says America experiencing ‘epidemic of hate’  —  10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo  —  Kamala Harris: America experiencing an ‘epidemic of hate’  —  Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday spoke …
Discussion: CNN, RedState, The Daily Wire and CBS News
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Booed By Trump Supporters At Rally  —  MAGA MANIA  —  Republican House minority leader Kevin McCarthy was booed Saturday afternoon in Casper, Wyoming, during a Donald Trump rally.  The heckling almost immediately rang out as McCarthy appeared virtually …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Patrick Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Burger Prices to Remain High as Cattle Ranchers Shrink Herds  —  Drought adds to feed costs, prompting cutbacks that threaten meatpackers' profits, household budgets  —  Burgers and steaks are set to stay pricey as U.S. cattle ranchers shrink their herds, further constraining U.S. beef production in the months ahead.
Discussion: Power Line and TheBlaze
Emma Bowman / NPR:
More baby formula shipments arrive from overseas in an effort to ease the shortage  —  The U.S. will distribute another 1.25 million cans of baby formula in effort to replenish the country's dire supply in the coming weeks, the Food and Drug Administration says.
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