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12:45 AM ET, January 24, 2023

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New York Times:
7 Killed in Another Mass Shooting in California  —  A suspect was in custody after he was found in a vehicle outside a sheriff's office substation in Half Moon Bay, the authorities said.  —  Seven people were shot to death on Monday afternoon in San Mateo County, Calif., the sheriff's office said …
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KGO / ABC7:
7 dead, 1 critically injured after shootings at 2 farms in Half Moon Bay; suspect in custody  —  A source tells ABC7 there are seven dead and one critically injured at Mountain Mushroom Farm and Concord Farms in HMB.  —  HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) — Seven people are dead …
Department of Justice:
Former Special Agent In Charge Of The New York FBI Counterintelligence Division Charged With Violating U.S. Sanctions On Russia  —  A Russian Court and Government Interpreter Is Also Charged with Violating U.S. Sanctions on Russia  —  Damian Williams, the United States Attorney …
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Washington Post:
Former senior FBI official accused of working for Russian he investigated  —  Charles McGonigal, a former counterintelligence chief, is charged with money laundering and other counts connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska  —  NEW YORK — The former head of the FBI's counterintelligence division …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
ABC News:
Former top FBI official Charles McGonigal arrested over ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Former Top FBI Official in New York Charged in Money Laundering
CNN:
Oath Keepers members found guilty of seditious conspiracy  —  Three members of the Oath Keepers and a fourth person associated with the far-right militia group were convicted of seditious conspiracy by a Washington, DC, jury on Monday for their role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection.
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Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Four other Oath Keepers found guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy  —  The verdict is the second of three seditious conspiracy cases charged in the U.S. Capitol breach  —  Four members of the far-right Oath Keepers group were convicted of seditious conspiracy Monday, joining founder Stewart Rhodes …
NBC News:
Mike Pompeo criticizes journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an ‘activist’ who received too much media sympathy  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply criticizes murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in his new book, questioning his journalism credentials and lambasting …
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DAWN:
Response to Comments by Mike Pompeo Regarding the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi  —  (January 23, 2023, New York): In response to comments reportedly made by Mike Pompeo in his new memoir, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) issued the following statement:  —  “Pompeo's crass and craven …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate GOP to McCarthy: Debt fight is all yours  —  Senate Republicans are happy to leave the hard work on averting a cataclysmic debt default this year to the House's new speaker.  —  After Kevin McCarthy blasted last month's Senate GOP leadership-backed $1.7 trillion spending plan …
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Al Weaver / The Hill:
Schumer calls on House GOP to unveil proposed spending cuts in debt ceiling negotiations
Janay Kingsberry / Washington Post:
Why the new game ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ is roiling the LGBTQ community  —  Harry Potter fans debate: Is it possible to separate the world they love from J.K. Rowling?  —  A new Harry Potter game's upcoming release has sparked fierce reactions among trans gamers and LGBTQ allies …
NBC News:
Monterey Park suspect may have been targeting his ex-wife in the mass shooting, mayor says  —  Monterey Park suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound  —  The gunman behind the deadly dance hall shooting in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park that left 10 people dead and at least 10 …
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CNN:
What we know about the suspect in the Monterey Park massacre
Washington Post:
11th person dies after Monterey Park shooting; two other victims identified
The Daily Beast:
Remember OAN?  Newsmax Could Be the Next Channel in Danger  —  GOP lawmakers are now pressuring the satellite TV provider to pay Newsmax “fair and equitable” fees to broadcast the right-wing channel to its millions of subscribers.  —  According to a letter sent by House Republicans last week …
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Department of Justice:
Retired FBI Executive Charged with Concealing $225,000 in Cash Received from Former Intelligence Officer  —  Charles F. McGonigal Arrested in New York  —  Charles F. McGonigal, 54, a former FBI Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office, has been arrested on charges relating …
New York Times:
China's Mad Dash Into a Strategic Island Nation Breeds Resentment  —  For years, Beijing has thrown its wealth and weight across the globe.  But its experience in the Solomon Islands calls into question its approach to expanding its power.  —  Damien Cave has been writing about Chinese influence in the Solomon Islands since 2019.
Discussion: CNN and HotAir
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown hires campaign manager as he gears up for 2024 reelection contest  —  1,042  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Sherrod Brown has hired a former communications aide to manage his 2024 reelection campaign, a major formal step toward preparing for what's expected …
Jim Fitzpatrick / openDemocracy:
Revealed: UK government helped sanctioned Putin ally sue British journalist  —  UK Treasury, then under Rishi Sunak's control, let Yevgeny Prigozhin circumvent sanctions to target Eliot Higgins  —  The UK government helped the boss of Russia's murderous mercenary army to circumvent …
NBC News:
Exclusive video captures the moment man disarms Monterey Park shooter at second dance hall  —  Security video shows moment man disarms Monterey Park shooter  —  A video of a man disarming the Monterey Park shooter shows him wrestling the gun away and potentially preventing more carnage …
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission  —  Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders and critics say.  —  WASHINGTON — The nation's top environmental agency is still reeling …
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
First look: NRSC blitz pressures “Maserati Manchin” to retire … The National Republican Senatorial Committee is portraying Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) as a Davos-trekking elitist in a direct mail and digital ad campaign directed at West Virginia voters.  —  Why it matters: The NRSC's early …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Rob Stein / NPR:
The FDA considers a major shift in the nation's COVID vaccine strategy  —  The Food and Drug Administration is considering a major shift in the nation's COVID-19 vaccine strategy.  —  The goal is to simplify vaccination against COVID and perhaps adopt an approach similar to what is used for the flu vaccine …
Bloomberg:
DOJ Poised to Sue Google Over Digital Ad Market Dominance  —  The US Justice Department is poised to sue Alphabet Inc.'s Google as soon as Tuesday regarding the search giant's dominance over the digital advertising market, according to people familiar with the matter.
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
M&M's Ditches ‘Spokescandies’ After Tucker Carlson Complained About Their Sexiness  —  ‘SHOES CAN BE POLARIZING’  —  M&M's announced Monday that it will no longer use its famous cartoon character “spokescandies” after apparently getting sick of dealing with waves of conservative uproar about the way the animated chocolates dress.
Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Top pro-Israel Democrat Warns Netanyahu Government ‘Mistakes’ Could Erode U.S. Support  —  'Israel has one friend in the world...Those who risk U.S. support should know what they're doing': Rep. Brad Sherman, one of Israel's strongest supporters in Congress, has a pointed warning for Netanyahu's government …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
Bloomberg:
US Confronts China Over Companies' Ties to Russian War Effort  —  The Biden administration has confronted China's government with evidence that suggests some Chinese state-owned companies may be providing assistance for Russia's war effort in Ukraine, as it tries to ascertain if Beijing …
Discussion: CNN
Lee Harris / American Prospect:
Wall Street's Big Bet on Rewiring America  —  Ithaca has put its Green New Deal in the hands of a green private equity fund, a private foundation, and a Goldman Sachs-backed software company. … In 2019, Ithaca, New York, a lush college town bounded by giant gorges, set a goal of going carbon-neutral by 2030.
Caitlin Yilek / CBS News:
Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: “Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact”  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom is renewing his calls for stricter gun control measures following the mass shooting at a dance hall in Monterey Park on Saturday that killed at least 11 people and injured nine others.
 
 
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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
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Pilar Melendez / The Daily Beast:
Murdaugh Family Murder Trial Is Already a ‘Bloody’ Fight
Discussion: Law & Crime and Raw Story
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse
Warren Rojas / Insider:
Matt Gaetz tried playing kingmaker during the House speaker vote after spending 2 years as a political pariah.  Republicans say the grandstanding is unlikely to stop.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
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NBC News:
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