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5:15 PM 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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Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Trump says he expects to be arrested Tuesday as New York law enforcement prepares for possible indictment  —  Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney next week and called for protests …
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 …
Politico:
Trump predicts imminent arrest, calls for protests  —  Former President Donald Trump on Saturday called on his supporters to protest as he girds for an expected effort by the Manhattan district attorney to bring an unprecedented criminal charge over his handling of a hush money payment during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Get ready for Manhattan DA's made-for-TV Trump prosecution: high on ratings, but short on the law  —  “The moment that we are waiting for, we made it to the finale together” — those familiar words from “America's Got Talent” — could well be the opening line for Manhattan District Attorney …
Jen Psaki / MSNBC:
Could a Trump indictment actually help him politically?  —  Don't freak out...  Manhattan's district attorney may be on the verge of indicting former President Donald Trump over his alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.  Remember: No former president in U.S. history has ever been indicted.
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump will surrender to face charges if indicted, defense lawyer says
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
MTG: Trump arrest ‘Is what they do in communist countries!’
New York Post:
Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Clandestine Trip and a Four-Decade Secret: An Untold Story Behind Jimmy Carter's Defeat  —  Nearly 43 years later, a prominent Texas politician said he was an unwitting part of a mission to sabotage President Carter's campaign.  —  WASHINGTON — It has been more than four decades, but Ben Barnes said he remembers it vividly.
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 …
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Tierney Sneed / CNN:
DOJ seeks fast-track Supreme Court review of ruling against gun ban for people under domestic violence restraining orders  —  The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to fast-track its consideration of a recent appeals court ruling that deemed unconstitutional …
Discussion: Fox News and Reuters
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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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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Andrew Jeong / Washington Post:
Wyoming's GOP governor signs law banning abortion pills
New York Times:
Sandy Hook Families Are Fighting Alex Jones and the Bankruptcy System Itself  —  As the families seek more than $1.4 billion awarded by courts for Mr. Jones's lies, a New York Times review shows he is transferring millions of dollars to family and friends, potentially out of reach of creditors.
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
9 Republicans pull support from South Carolina bill allowing the death penalty for abortion  —  Nine South Carolina Republicans who had co-sponsored one of the most severe anti-abortion proposals in the country have since withdrawn their support, reversing course on a measure that proposes applying …
David Klepper / Associated Press:
Pro-Moscow voices tried to steer Ohio train disaster debate  —  Soon after a train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in Ohio last month, anonymous pro-Russian accounts started spreading misleading claims and anti-American propaganda about it on Twitter, using Elon Musk's new verification system …
Discussion: USA Today
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
20 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraq Is a Freer Place, but Not a Hopeful One  —  Conversations with dozens of Iraqis offer a portrait of a nation that is rich in oil, hobbled by corruption and unable to guarantee its citizens' safety.  —  A couple of streets away from the new buildings …
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Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Biden denies $1M in payments to family from Hunter associate, despite bank records: ‘Not true’ … President Biden denied that his family received more than $1 million in payments from accounts related to Hunter Biden's business associate Rob Walker and their Chinese business ventures in 2017 …
Shawna Mizelle / CNN:
In wake of Florida law, additional states seek to restrict certain LGBTQ discussions in schools  —  Bills similar to Florida's controversial legislation that bans certain instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools are being considered in at least 15 states …
Discussion: Just The News
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