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5:55 PM ET, November 23, 2022

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New York Times:
Justice Dept. Seeking to Question Pence in Jan. 6 Investigation  —  Prosecutors want to speak with the former vice president as a witness to former President Donald Trump's efforts to remain in power, and he is said to be considering how to respond.  —  The Justice Department is seeking …
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Washington Post:
Jan. 6 panel staff angry at Cheney for focusing too much of report on Trump  —  Fifteen former and current staffers expressed concern that important findings unrelated to Trump will not become available to the American public.  —  Since Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's …
Discussion: Twitchy
CNN:
DOJ prosecutors seek testimony from former Vice President Pence in January 6 criminal probe
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
The Walmart manager who killed 6 people ‘just started spraying’ bullets in the break room, employee says  —  The manager of a Virginia Walmart who killed six people and himself in a Tuesday night massacre has been identified as 31-year-old Andre Bing, the city of Chesapeake tweeted.
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WAVY-TV:
Chesapeake Walmart mass shooting: 7 dead, including the shooter  —  7 dead, including the gunman  —  CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities say 7 people, including the suspect, are dead following a mass shooting Tuesday night at a Walmart just off Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake, Virginia.
NBC News:
Walmart worker in Virginia opens fire, killing at least 6, police say
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Legal Problems All Converged Into One Day of Spectacular Failures  —  Democrats can get his taxes.  The Trump Organization is careening toward a fraud trial.  The FBI might get the upper hand.  And Donald Trump could get taken down like Bill Cosby.
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Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Accountant testifies Trump claimed decade of huge tax losses  —  Donald Trump reported losses on his tax returns every year for a decade, including nearly $700 million in 2009 and $200 million in 2010, his longtime accountant testified Tuesday, confirming long-held suspicions about the former president's tax practices.
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Doug Mastriano supporters are flooding Pa. courts with baseless recount petitions in the governor's race  —  Doug Mastriano lost by a lot.But some of his supporters wrongly believe the results are inaccurate, and they think they've found a way to do something about it.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Washington Post:
The educational divide between voters is growing
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Associated Press:   Doubts about candidates tipped the scales in tightest races
Jesse Singal / Singal-Minded:
Controversial Take: It's Bad To Put Words In The Mouths Of Murder Victims  —  On Ben Collins and the scourge of opportunistic post-tragedy commentary  —  On Tuesday's Morning Joe, Ben Collins, who “covers disinformation, extremism and the internet for NBC News,” gave what I found …
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Washington Post:
LGBTQ club shooting suspect's troubled past was obscured by a name change, records show
Jordan Dixon-Hamilton / Breitbart:
Report: Colorado Gay Nightclub Shooting Suspect Identifies as Non-Binary, Uses ‘They/Them’ Pronouns
John Herrman / New York Magazine:
Twitter Is Just a Guy Now  —  On the evening of Friday, November 18, fresh off another chaotic week at the helm of Twitter, Elon Musk decided to resolve a nagging issue: the matter of Donald Trump.  He posted a Twitter poll asking users whether he should bring back the former president's account.
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McKenzie Beard / Washington Post:
Vaccinated people now make up a majority of covid deaths  —  Good morning and thanks for reading.  The Health 202 will be off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, so enjoy your holiday weekend and have a slice of pie on us.  We'll be back in your inbox Monday.
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Politico:
Senators alarmed over potential Chinese drone spy threat  —  Hundreds of Chinese-manufactured drones have been detected in restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., in recent months, a trend that national security agencies fear could become a new means for foreign espionage.
Cara Buckley / New York Times:
Earth Now Has 8 Billion Humans.  This Man Wishes There Were None.  —  For the sake of the planet, Les Knight, the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement, has spent decades pushing one message: “May we live long and die out.”  —  Buckley interviewed Mr. Knight in Portland and was surprised to find him curiously uplifting.
Discussion: Fox News and Althouse
David Dayen / American Prospect:
Congressmembers Tried to Stop the SEC's Inquiry Into FTX  —  The ‘Blockchain Eight’ wrote a bipartisan letter in March attempting to chill the SEC's information requests to crypto firms.  FTX was one of those firms.  —  Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee …
Bloomberg:
UK's Top Court Quashes Scotland's Bid for New Independence Vote  —  The UK's top judges threw out an attempt by the Scottish government to bypass Westminster and call a second independence referendum, thwarting nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon's plan for a vote next year.
Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
Porn-Star Dad of LGBT Club Massacre Suspect Spews Homophobia in First Interview  —  Aaron Franklin Brink, who has appeared in such films as “I Wanna Get Titty Fucked” and “Latina Slut Academy,” said he was just happy his kid isn't gay.  —  MMA-fighter-turned-porn-actor Aaron Franklin Brink …
Discussion: cbs8.com, FOX 13 News Utah and Fox News
Washington Post:
Ukrainian energy systems on brink of collapse after weeks of Russian bombing  —  KYIV, Ukraine — After just six weeks of intense bombing of energy infrastructure, Russia has battered Ukraine to the brink of a humanitarian disaster this winter as millions of people potentially face life …
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CNN:
Russians grow more critical as Putin's military operation drags on and sanctions take a toll
Discussion: Raw Story
Laura Meckler / Washington Post:
The science on remote schooling is now clear.  Here's who it hurt most.  —  Academic progress for American children plunged during the coronavirus pandemic.  Now a growing body of research shows who was hurt the most, both confirming worst fears and adding some new ones.
Discussion: HotAir and Oregonian
 
 
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David Conn / The Guardian:
Revealed: Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly received £29m from ‘VIP lane’ PPE firm
Ashley Southall / New York Times:
How New York City Became a Free-for-All of Unlicensed Weed
Washington Post:
How the Supreme Court can start to regain Americans' trust in its ethics
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Political animal Kevin McCarthy is unworthy of House speakership
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Sudhin Thanawala / Associated Press:
Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Abortion Ban
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Garrett Quinn / The Bulwark:
The Last Authoritarian World Cup
Discussion: The Conversation, USA Today and Forbes
Washington Post:
Jerry Jones helped transform the NFL, except when it comes to race
Rolling Stone:
Kanye West Used Porn, Bullying, ‘Mind Games’ to Control Staff
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Joe Manchin Charted a Better Course for House GOP
Discussion: Axios and Outside the Beltway