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9:00 AM ET, March 28, 2023

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CNN:
Nashville private school shooting suspect had maps of building and scouted possible second attack location, police say  —  A shooter who killed three 9-year-old students and three adults at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville Monday had maps of the school …
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Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
GOP congressman from Nashville district ‘heartbroken’ by shooting
New York Times:
Nashville Shooter Kills 6, Including 3 Children, at Covenant School
Ken Tran / USA Today:
After Nashville school shooting, Nikki Haley tells voters she is against gun control legislation
Discussion: Al Jazeera and National Review
Ronny Reyes / New York Post:
Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale identified as transgender and had detailed manifesto to attack Christian academy
Los Angeles Times:
Police seek motive as Nashville school shooting captures the attention of a divided nation
New York Times:
Netanyahu Delays Bid to Overhaul Israel's Judiciary as Protests Rage  —  The Israeli prime minister called for dialogue as civil unrest and work stoppages reached a crisis point, grinding the country to a halt.  —  JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he was delaying …
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Inside the U.S. Pressure Campaign Over Israel's Judicial Overhaul  —  President Biden and his advisers bombarded the Israeli government with warnings that the country's image as the sole democracy in the Middle East was at stake.  —  WASHINGTON — In the 48 hours before Prime Minister …
Amos Harel / Haaretz:
Ahead of Summer Legislative Blitz, Netanyahu Keeps Israel's Crisis Rolling
Natasha Roth-Rowland / +972 Magazine:   Do Israeli protesters really want democracy?
Igor Bobic / HuffPost:
GOP Senators Break With Trump Over ‘Offensive’ Jan. 6 Tribute At Texas Rally  —  “What happened on that day was as close to an attempted insurrection as we've seen in a very long time,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said.  —  WASHINGTON ― Former President Donald Trump's extraordinary tribute …
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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 …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Top Republicans balk at Trump highlighting Jan. 6 rioters, calling it politically unwise
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and PoliticusUSA
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
How a Trump Indictment Could Ripple Through the 2024 Race
Discussion: The Hill and Fox News
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.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Chris Christie, Putting Out Feelers for a 2024 Run, Takes Aim at Trump  —  A speech in New Hampshire looks back on 2016 and ahead to another potential campaign — one that would have to start from square one.  —  GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — Chris Christie wants a New Hampshire do-over.
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Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
The Chris Christie rebrand runs through New Hampshire  —  GOFFSTOWN, NH - In a modest-sized room adorned with framed photographs of well-known politicians (including former President Donald Trump), New Hampshire voters heard potential 2024 contender Chris Christie out.
Washington Post:
Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations  —  Funding for group that battled ‘cultural Marxism’ was channeled through right-wing think tank, Post investigation finds  —  A little-known conservative activist group led by Virginia “Ginni” Thomas …
Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says staff member ‘brutally attacked,’ sustained ‘life-threatening’ injuries  —  A suspect has been arrested, according to a DC Metropolitan Police report  —  The office of Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul confirmed Monday that a member of his staff was …
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Maria Verza / Associated Press:
Official: 39 dead in fire at migrant facility in Mexico  —  More than three dozen migrants have died in a fire at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico near the U.S. border, an official said Tuesday.  Images from the scene showed rows of bodies lying under shimmery silver sheets outside …
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.
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.
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
“I'll Walk Away From Anything”: Kara Swisher Calls the Shots  —  The ultimate media insider is juggling podcasts, writing a memoir, and texting with “half the planet.”  ("She has a coffee before bed," says Ben Smith.)  Swisher opens up to Vanity Fair about her career, including leaving The New York Times …
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Pro-DeSantis PAC hires senior team from Cruz, Trump, Youngkin campaigns  —  Never Back Down has set itself up to receive donations of unlimited value to support the Florida governor's presidential ambitions  —  An independent effort backing the presidential ambitions of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis …
Discussion: Salt Lake Tribune and The Hill
Bryan Metzger / Insider:
This 40-year veteran lawmaker shows top Democrats one eye-popping chart revealing her party's problem winning over the working class  — Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur is concerned that her party is losing touch with working-class voters.  — She made a chart showing Democrats overwhelmingly represent …
Bloomberg:
FBI Releases Files on Ivana Trump  —  Documents show ‘preliminary inquiry’ was recommended in 1989 Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana, was under an FBI counterintelligence inquiry into allegations about her connections in her home country of Czechoslovakia in the 1990s, according to excerpts from her FBI file obtained by Bloomberg News.
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.
 
 
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
A GOP Chairman's Tricky Hypocrisy on ‘Political’ Probes
Discussion: Raw Story
Megan Stack / New York Times:
Dr. Fauci Could Have Said a Lot More  —  Covid had just reached American shores on Feb. 9 …
Garrett Epps / Washington Monthly:
The Dangerous Journey of John Eastman
Discussion: Political Wire
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MTA wasting millions in Second Ave. subway extension, Post probe finds
Emily Schmall / New York Times:
Most mass shooting suspects are male.
Discussion: Forbes and NewsNation
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kemp could sign measure to give state new power over DAs
Discussion: Associated Press
Molly Beck / Journal Sentinel:
Dan Knodl says he would consider impeaching Janet Protasiewicz if he is elected to the Senate
David Strom / HotAir:
Wayne State University suspends professor for suggesting that conservatives be killed
Discussion: Breitbart and USA Today
Chris Geidner / Law Dork with Chris Geidner:
Texas judge rules against immediate relief for students facing drag show ban
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation
David D. Kirkpatrick / New Yorker:
The Dirty Secrets of a Smear Campaign
 

 
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Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
A House committee report claims the Global Alliance for Responsible Media colluded to cut Twitter revenue after Musk's acquisition; GARM guidance is non-binding

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Three US senators introduce the COPIED Act, which aims to give journalists, songwriters, and artists tools to fight AI models using their work without consent

Financial Times:
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