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9:01 PM ET, July 4, 2022

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Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Highland Park Fourth of July parade disrupted by gunfire, multiple people shot  —  Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired.  As they fled the parade route on Central Street in downtown Highland Park, parade-goers left behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets.
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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Chicago shooting person of interest left online trail of violent imagery  —  Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, the person of interest identified by police after Monday's shooting in a Chicago suburb left 6 dead and 38 hurt, left a long trail of tributes to mass shootings and public killings …
NBC Chicago:
Highland Park Parade Mass Shooting Suspect Arrested After Brief Police Pursuit  —  The 22-year-old person of interest connected to the Highland Park Independence Day parade mass shooting that left at least six people dead and approximately two dozen others “seriously injured” Monday morning has been arrested, police said.
WGN-TV:
Man in custody after Highland Park parade mass shooting  —  HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A 22-year-old man is in custody after six people were killed and dozens were hospitalized in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park.  A manhunt for the alleged gunman lasted over eight hours.
New York Times:
Witnesses recall chaos, terror and confusion.  —  The gunman fired from a rooftop in Highland Park, Ill., and was not in custody, the police said, leading to fears for other celebrations across the region.  At least two dozen people were injured.  —  ‘This appears to be completely random,’ a police official said.
Associated Press:
6 dead, 30 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade  —  HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers …
Bobby / Federal Bureau of Investigation:
ROBERT E. CRIMO, III
Discussion: The Hill and ABC7
Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast:
Doc Who Helped Parade Vics: ‘Horrific, Devastating Injuries’
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Raw Story and CBS News
Mitt Romney / The Atlantic:
America Is in Denial  —  Even as we watch the reservoirs and lakes of the West go dry, we keep watering our lawns, soaking our golf courses, and growing water-thirsty crops.  —  As inflation mounts and the national debt balloons, progressive politicians vote for ever more spending.
Adam Solomons / Daily Mail:
‘Putin is seeing spies everywhere’: Top Russian scientist dies two days after being pulled out of cancer bed and jailed for ‘treason’ as family claims he was ‘tortured’ by security service  — Quantum physics prof dies 48h after being dragged out of cancer bed and jailed
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Brent D. Griffiths / Insider:
Expert on White House chiefs of staff says Mark Meadows ‘absolutely owns’ the title of ‘worst’ chief in history after ex-aide's damning testimony  — Chris Whipple says he stands by his view that Mark Meadows was the worst White House chief of staff.  — Whipple, who wrote about the post's history …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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New York Times:
How Can We Still Be Talking About Trump?
Discussion: Althouse
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
This July 4, let's declare our independence from the Founding Fathers  —  Two hundred and forty-six years ago, Americans did something extraordinary, declaring their independence from a colonial rule enforced from a great distance with the cruel and arbitrary hand of oppression.
Ariel Zilber / New York Post:
Woke employee who refused to work while ‘mourning’ Roe v. Wade fired  —  A woke Universal Music Group worker claims he was fired for “speaking up” about abortion rights — after he admitted he refused to work because he was in “mourning” over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Katelyn Caralle / Daily Mail:
‘Get the f*** out of here’: Squad member Ilhan Omar is booed by 10,000-strong Somali music festival crowd in her OWN district - days after she suggested Minnesota is worse than a refugee camp  — Ilhan Omar struggled to speak over a crowd booing her at a concert Saturday
Doug Feinberg / Associated Press:
Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help  —  Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.”
Discussion: The Wrap
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
A Clunky Mask May Be the Answer to Airborne Disease and N95 Waste  —  Experts say the U.S. government has unintentionally encouraged a dependency on imported masks by failing to promote elastomeric respirators, a reusable mask that is domestically produced.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
 
 
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Deborah Yetter / Courier-Journal:
After appeals court loss, Daniel Cameron turns to Supreme Court in push to end abortion
Discussion: The Hill
Michael Tracey:
The NATO Summit: a Historic, Triumphant Exercise in Media Fakery
Chris Cameron / New York Times:
Army Bases That Honor Confederate Traitors Could Soon Be Renamed for These Heroes
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Right-Wing Protesters Carry Out Short-Lived July 4 ‘Attack’ On D.C. Area Highways
Discussion: Raw Story
Dustin Jones / NPR:
The abortion ruling has troops and veterans speaking out, some for the first time
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
Woke Guardian US news reporter is blasted over Twitter declaration that anyone who questions transgender ideology is a FASCIST
Discussion: New York Post
Washington Post:
Inflation is making homelessness worse
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims
Discussion: Raw Story
Ken Burns / New York Times:
America Is Failing Refugees, and Itself
Washington Post:
Trump cracks down on deceptive fundraising by others using his name
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
NBC News:
McConnell wants to win the suburbs by defusing cultural hot buttons. Trump and his own party have other ideas.