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3:20 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 …
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 …
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.
New York Post:
Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday  —  Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan — and urged his followers to protest his looming indictment.  —  The former president cited “ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT …
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Get ready for Manhattan DA's made-for-TV Trump prosecution: high on ratings, but short on the law
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
MTG: Trump arrest ‘Is what they do in communist countries!’
William Melhado / The Texas Tribune:
Former President Donald Trump's first 2024 campaign rally will be in Waco
Bloomberg:
Trump Posts on Facebook for First Time Since 2021 After Ban Ends
Molly Crane-Newman / New York Daily News:
Trump won't refuse to surrender if indicted in NYC, lawyer says: 'There won't be a standoff at Mar-a-Lago'
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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 …
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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Ted Clifford / The State:
John Jenrette, former South Carolina congressman arrested in Abscam scandal, dies at 86  —  John W. Jenrette Jr., the former South Carolina congressman whose ascension in Congress was brought low by scandal, died Friday.  He was 86 years old.  —  His wife, Rosemary Jenrette, confirmed his death Saturday.
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 …
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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.”
 
 
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David Klepper / Associated Press:
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