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7:25 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” …
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.
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.
New York Times:
Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:   Uvalde picks up pieces as shifting accounts of attack trouble officials
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
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 …
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.”
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.
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
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 …
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
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
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: Insider and Raw Story
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
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
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.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors and NBC News
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.
US Food and Drug Administration:
FDA Efforts to Result in Millions of Additional Bottles of Infant Formula to Further Increase U.S. Supply
Discussion: FreightWaves
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
Discussion: Voice of America, The Hill and
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Jerry Zremski / Buffalo News:
Jacobs proposes gun safety measures after Buffalo massacre: ‘This has been a profoundly impactful event’
Discussion: The Hill
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Ex-Staten Island Rep. Max Rose facing long odds in redrawn 11th District
Rachel Monroe / New Yorker:
The Staff of Uvalde's Local Paper Cover the Worst Day of Their Lives
New York Times:
What the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Stole From One Family
NBC News:
How Starbucks uses dubious ‘connection scores’ to evaluate its workforce
 Earlier Items: 
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