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10:05 AM ET, March 18, 2023

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New York Times:
Trump Says He Will Be Arrested on Tuesday as Indictment Looms  —  His indictment by a Manhattan grand jury is expected, but its timing is unclear.  —  With his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury expected but its timing uncertain, former President Donald J. Trump declared …
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CNN:
Trump attorney ordered to testify before grand jury investigating former president  —  In a monumental ruling Friday, a federal judge has ordered Donald Trump attorney Evan Corcoran to provide additional testimony as part of an investigation into the former president's handling of classified documents …
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Federal Judge Hands Over Trump's Lawyer's Notes to DOJ  —  Beryl Howell's final day as D.C.'s chief judge ended with her handing over Trump's lawyer's notes to the DOJ.  And that may indicate even more trouble for Trump—and his lawyer. … On her final day as the top judge in the District …
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Liz Johnstone / NBC News:
Trump says ‘illegal leaks’ indicate he will be arrested Tuesday in N.Y. hush money probe  —  Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that “illegal leaks” have indicated that he will be arrested Tuesday and called on supporters to protest.  —  Trump, in posts on his social media platform Trump Social …
Discussion: Fox News and Sputnik News
Jonathan Dienst / NBC News:
Law enforcement agencies are prepping for a possible Trump indictment as early as next week  —  Local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies are preparing for the possibility that former president Donald Trump could be indicted as early as next week, according to five senior officials familiar with the preparations.
Washington Post:
The prosecutor, the ex-president and the ‘zombie’ case that came back to life  —  It was just weeks into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's time in office, and he was being assailed on multiple fronts.  —  A memo he had released outlining his strategy for prosecuting crimes …
Washington Post:
Judge rules Trump lawyer Corcoran must testify, people familiar say  —  Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled there were grounds for a “crime-fraud exception” to attorney-client privilege, the people said  —  A federal judge has at least partially granted a request …
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump will surrender to face charges if indicted, defense lawyer says  — Former President Donald Trump will follow the normal procedure in surrendering to face criminal charges if indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, his lawyer said.  — The lawyer, Joseph Tacopina …
Politico:
D.C. chief judge post turns over with Trump probes in balance
Discussion: Reuters
Fox News:
Manhattan DA's office ‘asked for a meeting’ with law enforcement ahead of possible Trump indictment
Mike Davis / Washington Times:
Weaponization of the legal system reaches a new level
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and TIME
New York Times:
Wyoming Becomes First State to Outlaw the Use of Pills for Abortion  —  The law is the only one in the nation to prohibit the use separate from a total abortion ban and is part of a growing effort by conservative states to target the pills.  —  Wyoming on Friday became the first state to ban …
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TMZ.com:
‘The Wire’ Star Lance Reddick Dead at 60  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 303.6K … Lance Reddick, famous for his work on HBO's “The Wire” and the “John Wick” movie franchise has died ... TMZ has learned.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Lance's body was discovered at his Studio City home Friday morning around 9:30 AM.
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New York Times:
Lance Reddick, Star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick,’ Dies at 60
Stuart Kyle Duncan / Wall Street Journal:
My Struggle Session at Stanford Law School  —  A dean voices pride that students are being taught to stage tantrums rather than make a reasoned case.  —  Stanford Law School's website touts its “collegial culture” in which “collaboration and the open exchange of ideas are essential to life and learning.”
William Melhado / The Texas Tribune:
Former President Donald Trump's first 2024 campaign rally will be in Waco  —  In his third consecutive bid for the White House, the former president hopes “Trump Country” supporters in Texas will turn out next Saturday.  —  Texas is the first stop on the 2024 presidential campaign trail for Donald Trump …
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Bloomberg:
Trump Posts on Facebook for First Time Since 2021 After Ban Ends
Semafor:
The 2024 right-wing influencer primary heats up
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Heather Cox Richardson / Letters from an American:
March 17, 2023  —  The International Criminal Court today issued an arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Putin's commissioner for children's rights, for war crimes: kidnapping Ukrainian children and transporting them to Russia.
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Karl Ritter / Associated Press:
China leader Xi to visit Moscow in show of support for Putin
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Michigan Is Becoming The Anti-Florida On LGBTQ Rights ― And A Lot More  —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a law adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's civil rights law. … Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) this week signed landmark legislation to protect the state's LGBTQ community.
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Colin Jackson / NPR:
Michigan Democrats are getting their way for the first time in nearly 40 years
NPR:
A new chapter for Sylvia Poggioli  —  In a note to editorial staff, Didrik Schanche, International Editor, and Edith Chapin, Acting SVP of News, made the following announcement:  —  Imagining NPR without Sylvia Poggioli veers toward the impossible.  But after 41 years, Sylvia says, “It's time to hang up my headphones.”
Maria Bustillos / The Nation:
Just Because ChatBots Can't Think Doesn't Mean They Can't Lie  —  Or that they haven't already started to pollute Google searches.  And if publishers win their lawsuit against the Internet Archive, verifying facts and quotes will get a lot harder.  —  On March 20, oral arguments will be heard …
Coleman Spilde / The Daily Beast:
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Slams Absurd Drag Bans in Powerful New Episode  —  The latest episode tasked the queens with performing in a “Footloose”-inspired musical, which led to a frank conversation about the anti-LGBT hate sweeping the country.  —  As if RuPaul's Drag Race airing its 15th season …
Invitation / The Economist:
Ukraine's army must shed its Soviet legacy, says a military expert  —  Its senior officers must not stifle junior initiative, warns Franz-Stefan Gady  —  A culture war is brewing within Ukraine's armed forces.  It is being waged between top-down Soviet military thinking on the one hand …
Discussion: UPI
David Wallace-Wells / New York Times:
America Has Decided It Went Overboard on Covid-19  —  In both the United States and Britain, there is suddenly a front-and-center debate about the very earliest days of the pandemic and how each country responded.  Did mitigation measures imposed in the spring of 2020, amid great anxiety and uncertainty, actually work?
Kiera Butler / Mother Jones:
Mike Flynn and MAGA Activists Wage War Against a Florida Hospital  —  Before last year, the public monthly meetings of the board of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, were sleepy affairs, typically drawing just a handful of attendees.  The hospital, a 98-year-old public healthcare system …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
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Will Carless / USA Today:
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Discussion: NPR
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Kimberlee Kruesi / Associated Press:
Ex-Tennessee lawmaker asks judge to withdraw guilty plea
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Jan. 6 rioter who was accused of urging the mob to steal police guns scheduled to be sentenced
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden jokes he's ‘really not Irish’ because he's sober, doesn't have relatives ‘in jail’
Bolts:
Pair of Reforms to Expand the Electorate Become Law in D.C.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Washington Post:
Two gifts to Trump family from foreign nations are missing, report says