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12:15 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 …
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:
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.
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'  —  Former President Donald Trump will not refuse to surrender if the Manhattan district attorney criminally indicts him, his lawyer told the Daily News Friday.
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 …
Jen Psaki / MSNBC:
Could a Trump indictment actually help him politically?
Fox News:
Manhattan DA's office ‘asked for a meeting’ with law enforcement ahead of possible Trump indictment
Bloomberg:
Trump Posts on Facebook for First Time Since 2021 After Ban Ends
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
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Politico:
D.C. chief judge post turns over with Trump probes in balance
Discussion: Reuters
CNN:
Trump attorney ordered to testify before grand jury investigating former president
Washington Post:
Judge rules Trump lawyer Corcoran must testify, people familiar say
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
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Andrew Jeong / Washington Post:
Wyoming's GOP governor signs law banning abortion pills  —  Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R) signed into law a blanket ban on abortion pills, according to his office on Friday, in what appears to be the nation's first ban of the medication.  —  The new law bans selling “any medicine …
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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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.”
TMZ.com:
‘The Wire’ Star Lance Reddick Dead at 60  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 154.8K … 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
Victoria Bekiempis / The Guardian:
Biden administration quietly resumes deportations to Russia  —  Exclusive: Apparent reversal of position adopted after invasion of Ukraine sends men fleeing Putin's draft back to Russia  —  The Biden administration has quietly resumed deportations to Russia, an apparent reversal …
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.”
Peter Kasperowicz / Fox News:
Navy secretary cited climate change as top priority as Biden proposes shrinking the fleet … Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro said he sees fighting climate change as a top priority for the Navy as the Biden administration proposes shrinking the fleet by two ships and worries grow about how the U.S. Navy stacks up to China's.
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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