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9:00 PM ET, March 27, 2023

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Associated Press:
Police: Nashville school shooting suspect was former student  —  Authorities say they believe the 28-year-old female shooter who killed three children and three adults at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday was a former student.  The violence at The Covenant School …
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The Tennessean:
Nashville school shooting: Seven fatally shot at Covenant School, including female suspect  —  Chris Gadd Rachel Wegner Kirsten Fiscus Craig ShoupNashville Tennessean  —  Three adults and three children are confirmed dead following a mass shooting Monday morning at The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville.
CNN:
28-year-old woman kills 3 students and 3 adults at private Christian school in Nashville, police say  —  An armed 28-year-old woman fatally shot three students and three adults at a private Christian school in Nashville before she was shot and killed by police, authorities said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a year.
New York Times:
Biden calls on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban.  That is unlikely.  —  The authorities identified the adults killed in the mass shooting as staff members.  —  Pinned  —  The shooter is believed to have been a former student at the school.  —  A heavily armed woman entered …
Washington Post:
6 killed, including 3 children, at Nashville school; shooter also dead  —  Bystander describes police response, emotional parents outside school … Updated just now  —  At least three children and three adults are dead after a shooting at a private Nashville grade school, authorities said Monday.
David K. Li / NBC News:
Shooting at Nashville Christian school leaves multiple injured and gunman dead, officials say  —  The “active shooter” incident unfolded at The Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard in Nashville.  —  Gunfire erupted at a Tennessee Christian school on Monday with “multiple” …
Stephen Neukam / The Hill:
Nashville officials report ‘multiple patients’ from school shooting
Danielle Campomoar / NBC News:
Reporter covering Nashville school shooting makes stunning on-air announcement: ‘I am a survivor’
Discussion: al.com
John Sexton / HotAir:
School shooting at elementary school in Nashville, six dead (Update: Shooter identified, left behind a manifesto)
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
The gap between GOP gun rights fantasy and Nashville's reality
Discussion: KTVX-TV and Magnolia Tribune
Fox News:
Nashville school shooting: 6 killed including 3 students, shooter dead
David K. Li / NBC News:
Nashville school shooting live updates: Six killed, including three children
New York Times:
Former National Enquirer Publisher Testifies Again in Trump Inquiry  —  The grand jury investigating a hush-money case against the former president met again on Monday, but the timing of any potential indictment remained unclear.  —  The former publisher of The National Enquirer testified …
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Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
Donald Trump Deserves to Be Indicted
Discussion: CBS News and Politico
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
In Waco, Trump stokes anger and valorizes violent actors  —  At a dubiously timed rally, he pairs calls for resistance with tacit assurances that those who did would be defended  —  Donald Trump walked down the steps from his private jet and onto the stage at his rally in Waco, Tex. …
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Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
GOP congressman from Nashville district ‘heartbroken’ by shooting  —  Democrats and gun-control advocates highlighted a 2021 Christmas photo showing Rep. Andy Ogles and members of his family with firearms.  —  Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-Tenn.), who represents the Nashville district where the Covenant School …
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Bolts:
How the Tennessee GOP is Trying to Mute Music City
Discussion: New Republic
Washington Post:
The gun that divides a nation … The AR-15 wasn't supposed to be a bestseller.  —  The rugged, powerful weapon was originally designed as a soldiers' rifle in the late 1950s.  “An outstanding weapon with phenomenal lethality,” an internal Pentagon report raved.
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Washington Post:   We spent 7 months examining the AR-15's role in America. Here's what we learned.
Bloomberg:
FBI Releases Files on Ivana Trump  —  The FBI released on Monday nearly 200 pages of internal documents it kept on Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump.  —  The files were classified as “Secret.”  In one document dated Feb. 14, 1989, the FBI said it …
Discussion: Raw Story
Zoë Schiffer / Platformer:
The secret list of Twitter VIPs getting boosted over everyone else  —  Congratulations to Ben Shapiro, AOC, and ... LeBron?  —  Last week, Twitter began notifying users who were verified under the company's previous regime that their blue check marks will be taken away unless they become paid subscribers for $8 a month.
Alexander Sammon / Slate:
What the Heck Is Joe Biden Thinking Lately?  —  After his historic midterm wins, he's suddenly tacking right.  A new hire may be why.  —  In mid-March, the Biden administration formally approved the Willow oil drilling project on federally owned landed in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.
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Aaron Zitner / Wall Street Journal:
Americans Pull Back From Values That Once Defined U.S., WSJ-NORC Poll Finds  —  Patriotism, religion and hard work hold less importance  —  Patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities that helped define the national character for generations are receding in importance to Americans …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Top Republicans balk at Trump highlighting Jan. 6 rioters, calling it politically unwise  —  Some Republican senators said they don't understand why Trump keeps relitigating the Capitol attack and those who were prosecuted for breaking the law.  —  WASHINGTON — Top Senate Republicans broke …
Sarah Fitzpatrick / NBC News:
Ex-Tucker Carlson producer files new claims Fox News lawyers coached her testimony in Dominion lawsuit  —  Abby Grossberg sued Fox last week, alleging she was coerced into giving misleading testimony about the network's election fraud coverage.  She was fired Friday.
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Michael Hauser Tov / Haaretz:
Netanyahu Pauses Judicial Overhaul After Unprecedented Strikes, Protests Rock Israel  —  Netanyahu's speech comes after a night of historic protests against the judicial coup, followed by a general strike on Monday  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the nation, earlier on Monday evening.
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Natasha Roth-Rowland / +972 Magazine:
Do Israeli protesters really want democracy?
Discussion: Vox
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
4 in 10 Dems Want Biden to Step Aside in 2024  —  But these voters don't have a favored alternate  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Even though most Democrats hold a favorable opinion of President Joe Biden, only one in four would want him to run for a second term.
Chris Stokel-Walker / BuzzFeed News:
We Spoke To The Guy Who Created The Viral AI Image Of The Pope That Fooled The World  —  “I just thought it was funny to see the Pope in a funny jacket,” he told BuzzFeed News.  —  Over the weekend, a photo of Pope Francis looking dapper in a white puffer jacket went mega-viral on social media.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New Yorker:
The Dirty Secrets of a Smear Campaign  —  Rumors destroyed Hazim Nada's company.  Then hackers handed him terabytes of files exposing a covert campaign against him—and the culprit wasn't a rival but an entire country.  —  In the summer of 2017, Hazim Nada, a thirty-four-year-old American living in Como …
Wall Street Journal:
The IRS Makes a Strange House Call on Matt Taibbi  —  An agent shows up at the home of the Twitter files journalist who testified before Congress.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Democrats are denouncing the House GOP investigation into the weaponization of government, but maybe that's because Republicans are getting somewhere.
Discussion: Just The News and The Daily Caller
Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
Live Updates: Netanyahu Delays Plan to Overhaul Top Court  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel announced that he would delay judicial changes that have set off civil unrest, a move that came after a right-wing partner in his governing coalition removed his objections.  —  Pinned
Timothy Noah / New Republic:
They're Not Joking: House Republicans Actually Compare Themselves to the Mob  —  Sometime late last year, the leaders of the five power centers within the House Republican caucus started calling themselves the Five Families.  “You know my reference,” Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene …
Discussion: Backbencher and Raw Story
Keith E. Whittington / Reason:
Professor Suggests Murder as Alternative to Shouting Down Speakers  —  An English professor at Wayne State University apparently had an overheated reaction to the fiasco at Stanford Law School.  He thought the protesters did not go far enough, and he took to Facebook to say so.
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Has the press learned to cover Trump better?  The past week suggests not.  —  b  —  A few weeks before the 2020 presidential election, I teamed up with Pete Vernon, the former author of this newsletter, to examine how the mainstream press had covered the presidency of Donald Trump.
 
 
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