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11:20 PM ET, March 30, 2023

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New York Times:
This is what will happen when Trump is arrested in the coming days.  —  Mr. Trump will be the first former president to face criminal charges.  The precise charges are not yet known, but the case is focused on a hush-money payment to a porn star during his 2016 campaign.  —  Pinned
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CNN:
Donald Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury on more than 30 counts related to business fraud  —  Donald Trump faces more than 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, according to two sources familiar with the case - the first time in American history …
Ryan Schwach / Queens News:
Queens man indicted  —  A Queens man was indicted Thursday for allegedly making hush money payments to a porn star shortly before he was elected president of the United States in 2016.  —  Although the exact charges against former president and Queens native Donald Trump are still unknown …
Washington Post:
Trump indicted by N.Y. grand jury, first ex-president charged with crime  —  A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict former president Donald Trump, multiple people familiar the matter said, becoming the first person in U.S. history to serve as commander in chief and then be charged with a crime.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Grand Jury Digs Into Hush Money Paid to Second Woman  —  Manhattan prosecutors investigating former president for payment to porn star Stormy Daniels have pressed witnesses on money paid to former Playboy model Karen McDougal  —  Trump-Stormy Daniels Investigation: The Path to a Possible Indictment
The Hill:
DeSantis: Florida won't cooperate with Trump extradition  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday called the indictment of former President Trump “un-American” and said the state would not assist in any extradition request.  —  “The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.
Associated Press:
Lawyer: Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime  —  A lawyer for Donald Trump said Thursday he's been told that the former president has been indicted in New York on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
Erica Orden / Politico:
Manhattan's DA wanted a Friday Trump arrest.  Trump's team said no.  —  Secret Service needed more time to prepare, according to the ex-president's legal team.  —  The Manhattan district attorney's office asked for Donald Trump to surrender on Friday following a grand jury's vote to indict the former president.
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Trump expected to surrender to DA early next week, lawyer says  —  Jesse Rodriguez, Adam Reiss and Rose Horowitch  —  Trump is expected to surrender to the Manhattan DA's office early next week, his attorney Joe Tacopina told NBC News.  —  Two sources familiar with the situation …
William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
This is what will happen when Trump is arrested in the coming days.  —  Donald J. Trump will in all likelihood face some standard processing steps when he is taken into custody, but the unprecedented arrest of a former commander in chief will be anything but routine.  —  He will be fingerprinted.
Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Enraged Fox News Host Warns After Trump Indictment: ‘People Better Be Careful’  —  “I'm angry about it.  I don't like it.  This county is not going to stand for it,” Watters raged while floating the unfounded claim that Biden coordinated on the indictment.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
JUST IN: CNN Reports Trump Has Been Criminally Indicted on Whopping 34 COUNTS
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Hush-Money Case Will Likely Hinge on Evidence of Coverup
Peter Schorsch / Florida Politics:   Why can't Christina Pushaw bring herself to fight back against Donald Trump?
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump lashes out at indictment, says he's ‘completely innocent’
Paige Lavender / HuffPost:
Trump Indictment: Live Updates On Arrest, Arraignment Plans
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   What If DeSantis Doesn't Run?  —  1. Maybe He Isn't Running?  —  Let me drop two items here for you to consider:
New York Times:
Elon Musk Tried to Meet With F.T.C. Chair About Twitter but Was Rebuffed  —  Mr. Musk requested a meeting with Lina Khan, the chair of the F.T.C., which has been investigating Twitter's privacy and data practices.  —  David McCabe reports on tech policy from Washington.
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Bloomberg:
Musk's Twitter Antics Keep Some Advertisers Away, Curbing Sales  —  In the weeks after Elon Musk acquired Twitter Inc., hundreds of advertisers paused spending on the platform, wary of the changes the mercurial billionaire might bring to the social media platform.
New York Times:
Kushner Firm Got Hundreds of Millions From 2 Persian Gulf Nations  —  The infusion of money from interests in the two Persian Gulf monarchies reflects the close ties to Middle Eastern countries established by Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump's son-in-law.
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
How Disney's lawyers brutally outmaneuvered DeSantis over control of Disney World  —  Did you really believe that Florida's arrogant, petty, childish Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) would get the better of Walt Disney Co. in their fight over Disney's supposed “wokeness”?  —  If so, you don't know your Disney.
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Nicole Narea / Vox:
How Disney just beat Ron DeSantis
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Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley is released 14 months early from prison after Jan. 6 footage showed him being ‘ESCORTED’ by cops inside the Capitol  — Jacob Chansley, 35, was released on Thursday after serving 27 months in prison  — His move to a halfway house appears to be a matter of routine prison policy
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Washington Post:
Secret trove offers rare look into Russian cyberwar ambitions  —  More than 5,000 pages of documents from a Moscow-based contractor offer unusual glimpses into planning and training for security services, including the notorious hacking group Sandworm  —  Russian intelligence agencies worked …
Discussion: The Hill
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The Guardian:
‘Vulkan files’ leak reveals Putin's global and domestic cyberwarfare tactics
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Sweden's Bid to Join NATO Remains Blocked by Turkey and Hungary  —  Finland Clears Last Hurdle to Join NATO, Reshaping Balance of Power … Finland's accession to NATO is a diplomatic and strategic setback for Russia.  —  BRUSSELS — Finland won final approval on Thursday to join …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Federal Judge Strikes Down Obamacare Requirement for Free Preventive Care  —  The decision by a judge in Texas, which applies nationwide and could have far-reaching implications for millions of Americans, is likely to be appealed by the Biden administration.
Futurism:
BuzzFeed Is Quietly Publishing Whole AI-Generated Articles, Not Just Quizzes These read like a proof of concept for replacing human writers.  —  Earlier this year, when BuzzFeed announced plans to start publishing AI-assisted content, its CEO Jonah Peretti promised the tech would be held to a high standard.
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
McCarthy offers to make Biden ‘soft food’ lunch if he will meet on debt limit  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered to make President Biden a “soft food” lunch if he agrees to meet on the debt limit.  —  “He is making the decision that he wants to put the economy in jeopardy.
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NBC News:
Details about the Nashville shooter's gender identity sow confusion and disinformation  —  Hours after the fatal shooting at a private Christian school, police said the suspect was transgender.  That information has fed what one trans activist called a “disinformation ecosystem.”
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