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11:15 PM ET, March 26, 2023

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Ben Samuels / Haaretz:
Thousands Take to Streets After Netanyahu Fires Defense Minister  — Supreme Court gives Netanyahu a week to respond to petition  — Movement for Quality Government in Israel calls on court to punish Netanyahu  — Agriculture Minister plans to vote for overhaul legislation
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Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
Israel Boils as Netanyahu Ousts Minister Who Bucked Court Overhaul  —  Protests broke out shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired the defense minister, who had called for a halt to efforts to weaken the judiciary.  —  Reporting from Jerusalem
Haaretz:
Netanyahu Fires Defense Minister Gallant for Calling to Stop Judicial Overhaul  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud's Yoav GallantCredit: Avi Ohayon/GPO  — Supreme Court gives Netanyahu a week to respond to petition  — Movement for Quality Government in Israel calls on court to punish Netanyahu
The Times of Israel:
Tens of thousands take to the streets after Netanyahu fires defense minister  —  PM said considering halting legislation as vast numbers protest nationwide; Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv blocked; cops use water cannon outside PM's home in Jerusalem  —  Likud minister, top Religious Zionism rabbi call to freeze legislation
Ari Rabinovitch / Reuters:
Netanyahu sacks defence minister, sparking mass protests
New York Times:
Twitter Says Parts of Its Source Code Were Leaked Online  —  The leak adds to the challenges facing the Elon Musk-owned company, which is trying to unmask the person responsible and any other people who downloaded the code.  —  Parts of Twitter's source code, the underlying computer code …
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New York Times:
Elon Musk Values Twitter at $20 Billion  —  The billionaire bought the social media company for $44 billion in October and took it private.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk said Twitter is now worth about $20 billion, according to an email he sent the company's employees on Friday …
David French / New York Times:
At the Waco Rally and Beyond, Trump's Movement Now Commands Him  —  The most telling exchange in Donald Trump's Waco, Texas, rally on Saturday didn't come from Trump himself.  It came at the beginning, when the aging rock star Ted Nugent was warming up the crowd.  “I want my money back,” he yelled.
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Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
DeSantis shows early state strength in Iowa and N.H. polls  —  Two new polls from a top Republican polling firm — provided exclusively to Axios — find Florida Gov. DeSantis is running more competitively with former President Trump in Iowa and New Hampshire than he is faring in national surveys.
Discussion: The Hill and National Review
Jay Kuo / The Status Kuo:   The Week Ahead  —  Today's week ahead first takes a peek behind us at the events of last week …
Politico:   Playbook: The return of ‘crazy town’
The Texas Tribune:
Texas Observer, legendary crusading liberal magazine, is closing and laying off its staff  —  The 68-year-old progressive publication, which published Ronnie Dugger, Molly Ivins and Kaye Northcott, hit financial troubles and wasn't able to broaden its audience, board members said.
David French / New York Times:
The Potential Trump Indictment Is Unwise  —  For the first time in American history, a hotly anticipated indictment of a former American president may actually be handed up.  Manhattan's district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, seems set to bring charges related to Donald Trump's allegedly paying off …
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Why we're still stuck in Trump's world
Discussion: Boston Herald
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Trump Attacks on Manhattan DA Are ‘Ill-Advised,’ His Attorney Admits
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Trump suggests DA “dropped” Stormy case
Craig Simpson / Telegraph:
Agatha Christie classics latest to be rewritten for modern sensitivities  —  Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have original passages reworked or removed in new editions published by HarperCollins.  —  Agatha Christie novels have been rewritten for modern sensitivities, The Telegraph can reveal.
The White House:
Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Developments in Israel  —  We are deeply concerned by today's developments out of Israel, which further underscore the urgent need for compromise.  As the President recently discussed with Prime Minister Netanyahu, democratic values have always been …
Discussion: The Hill
Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Antisemitic incidents surge in Florida, growing more than nationwide.  ‘More bold, more egregious and more attention-grabbing.’  —  The ugly incidents started early in the year, then metastasized.  —  In Parkland, a school bus seat was vandalized with a swastika and an expletive directed at “the Jews.”
Thor Benson / Wired:
The Uniquely American Future of US Authoritarianism  —  The GOP-fueled far right differs from similar movements around the globe, thanks to the country's politics, electoral system, and changing demographics.  —  The US Republican Party has become increasingly authoritarian and extreme in recent years …
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Brian Klaas / The Atlantic:   Rule By Law in Florida
ProPublica:
A Scammer Tricked Instagram Into Banning Influencers With Millions of Followers.  Then He Made Them Pay to Recover Their Accounts.  —  Just after midnight on Sept. 13, Kristian “Murda” Murphy was watching TV at home in Boca Raton, Florida, when his phone began buzzing.
David Smith / The Guardian:
'It's all about trolling': how far-right influencers are shaping Republican narrative  —  With the old media order losing ground, a new cadre of extreme voices has emerged, precipitating a GOP shift to Maga populism  —  He has a platform that most politicians would envy.
John Blake / CNN:
What's ‘digital blackface?’  And why is it wrong when White people use it?  —  Maybe you shared that viral video of Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins telling a reporter after narrowly escaping an apartment fire, “Ain't nobody got time for that!”  —  Perhaps you posted that meme …
Joshua Rhett Miller / New York Post:
Hollywood's top Native American producer is a fake, activists claim  —  One of Hollywood's leading Native American figures is being accused of faking her claims of Cherokee heritage, The Post can reveal.  —  Award-winning Heather Rae, 56, serves on the Academy of Motion Pictures' Indigenous Alliance …
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
Al Qaeda Closes In on a Stalwart U.S. Ally in Africa  —  In a city in Ghana, a fight between ethnic groups is the kind of bitter local dispute Islamist militants often exploit  —  BAWKU, Ghana—The good news according to Salifu Bashru, an elder of the Mamprusi people, is that if al Qaeda militants attack …
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Hating the people who hate Trump is the only force that moves GOP voters  —  On a Saturday when dark clouds and even killer tornadoes were wending their way over huge swathes of the United States, the sun rose brightly over Waco.  On a dusty patch of land in a central Texas town tagged by historic infamy …
 
 
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Heather Long / Washington Post:
The number of workers below $15 has halved — but the fight isn't done
The Times of Israel:
Universities announce strike from tomorrow morning over judicial overhaul
Reuters:
Lebanon wakes up in two time zones as clock change row deepens divisions
Discussion: Reuters and Bloomberg
Al Jazeera:
NATO condemns Putin for ‘dangerous’ nuclear rhetoric
Associated Press:
Biden's Justice Dept. keeps hard line in death row cases
New York Times:
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April Rubin / New York Times:
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Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 25, 2023
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NBC News:
How did a police chase in Mississippi end with an innocent woman shot in her bedroom?
CNN:
Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna announces he won't seek California Senate seat, endorses Rep. Barbara Lee
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