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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.
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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.
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 …
New York Times:
The heavily armed female assailant was a former student, the police say.  —  A heavily armed woman entered a Christian school in Nashville on Monday morning and fatally shot three children and three staff members before she was shot and killed by the police, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said.
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  —  Emergency officials in Nashville, Tenn., said on Monday they responded to an “active aggressor” at a school in the city with “multiple patients” reported.  —  The Nashville Fire Department said on Twitter that it responded …
New York Times:
3 Children Dead in Shooting at Nashville Christian School, Hospital Says
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic:
How Did America's Weirdest, Most Freedom-Obsessed State Fall for an Authoritarian Governor?  —  A journey through Ron DeSantis's magic kingdom In the course of a single month this year, the following news reports emanated from Florida: A gun enthusiast in Tampa built a 55-foot backyard pool shaped …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Pro-DeSantis Super PAC Hires Another Former Trump Aide
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Trump's Favorite Extreme Think Tank Is Jumping Ship for DeSantis
Discussion: Raw Story
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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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump leans into extremism at first 2024 rally as legal woes mount
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 …
Akbar Shahid Ahmed / HuffPost:
Netanyahu Delays Power Grab After Protests Swell  —  Israel's prime minister paused his plan to overhaul Israel's judiciary after the country's top union called a strike that shuttered Israeli embassies, hospitals and government services.  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …
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Michael Hauser Tov / Haaretz:
Netanyahu Pauses Judicial Overhaul After Unprecedented Strikes, Protests Rock Israel
Associated Press:
Israeli president urges Netanyahu to halt legal overhaul
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.
Discussion: Washington Post and Newsbusters
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:   A Southern town embraces its AR-15 factory
New York Times:
Former National Enquirer Publisher Again Testifies 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: Politico
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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Marist Poll:
Majority of Americans Think Trump Investigations are Fair...Three in Four Say Trump Did Something Wrong  —  Former President Donald Trump is engulfed in multiple investigations, including probes into a hush-money coverup, election interference, his handling of classified documents …
Discussion: CNBC, NPR, Raw Story, Fox News and PBS NewsHour
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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.
John Ganz / Unpopular Front:
The Jock/Creep Theory of Fascism  —  It's Real and It Works … A little while ago, I came up with the idea that that the difference between Italian Fascism and German Nazism was that Fascism essentially had “Jock-Douche” vibes while Nazism had “Creep-Loser” vibes.
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
Jeffrey S. Solochek / Tampa Bay Times:
Removal of ‘Ruby Bridges’ film from Pinellas school sparks outrage  —  A parent complained that the movie might teach white children to hate Black children.  —  The Disney movie “Ruby Bridges,” which tells the tale of a 6-year-old who integrated New Orleans schools in the 1960s …
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.
Bolts:
How the Tennessee GOP is Trying to Mute Music City  —  Recent Republican efforts to diminish Nashville's political autonomy are adding to conservative state governments' efforts throughout the South to remake liberal cities in their image.  —  Aerial shot of Nashville …
Discussion: The Guardian
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: Raw Story and Backbencher
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Watch: Woman hijacks Fox News report in Nashville to make plea for gun safety laws  —  A woman on Monday hijacked a Fox News live broadcast of a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, to make an impassioned case for gun safety legislation.  —  As Fox News carried a live feed of the aftermath …
Discussion: The Hill, Twitchy and WGN-TV
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
The Dual Education of Hakeem Jeffries  —  Shaped by Black Brooklyn and trained by Manhattan's legal elite, the House Democrats' new leader is not easily pigeonholed.  —  The campus at Binghamton University was in uproar.  Whispers of outside agitators swirled among the mostly white student body.
 
 
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