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12:35 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.
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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.”
Discussion: The New Neo
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: The Daily Wire
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
Discussion: The New Neo
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
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
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:
Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
At NRA gathering in Texas, Winsome Sears says guns aren't the problem
Discussion: Blue Virginia
John Woodrow Cox / Washington Post:   What school shootings do to the kids who survive them, from Sandy Hook to Uvalde
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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.
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
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 …
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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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 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 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
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
 
 
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