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1:05 AM ET, April 1, 2023

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Washington Post:
Trump lashes out against New York judge who will hear his criminal case  —  New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan also presided over prosecutions of the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg  —  Former president Donald Trump is quite familiar with New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan …
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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Adam Schiff: The GOP's Control of the House Adds ‘New Danger’ to Trump Case  —  Rep. Adam Schiff saw some ominous warning signs after Trump was indicted on Thursday. … When news broke on Thursday that former President Donald Trump was criminally indicted in Manhattan, congressional Republicans …
David Gilbert / VICE:
The Far Right Is Calling For Bloody ‘Civil War’ After Trump's Indictment
Wall Street Journal:
Pandora's Donald Trump Prosecution
Molly Crane-Newman / New York Daily News:
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg inundated with racist emails, death threats amid Trump indictment; ‘We are everywhere and we have guns’
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
‘Smash some windows’: Lindsey Graham makes bizarre suggestions for Trump in face of indictment
New York Times:
Fox News Suffers Major Setback in Its Defamation Case  —  The judge said the case would still need to proceed to trial, for a jury to weigh whether Fox News spread false claims about Dominion Voting Systems, and to determine any damages.  —  Fox News suffered a significant setback on Friday …
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Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Judge refuses to dismiss the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News  —  The case will now head to trial in mid-April.  —  A judge denied granting summary judgment to Fox News in its attempt to get Dominion Voting System's $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit thrown out Friday, meaning the case will go to trial in mid-April.
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Dominion wins rare judgment against Fox News on every legal issue but actual malice before blockbuster trial  —  In a “rare” ruling, Dominion Voting Systems scored blockbuster victories against Fox News on multiple issues before their upcoming blockbuster trial next month.
CNN:
Dominion defamation case against Fox News will go to trial next month, judge rules
Discussion: Forbes
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: White House won't pay for Twitter verification  —  The White House will not pay to have its staff's official Twitter profiles continue to be verified, according to guidance issued to staffers via an email obtained by Axios. … Verification, combined with the designated Twitter profiles …
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Hope King / Axios:
More Twitter chaos on the way  —  Blue checks that we've come to associate with authenticity, trustworthiness and prominence on Twitter are set to disappear tomorrow from accounts that won't pay for the badges. … - For the past 14 of Twitter's 17 years of existence, the badge has served as a sieve …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
News organizations reject Elon Musk's demand of paying to keep checkmarks on Twitter  —  New York CNN —  News organizations have a message for Elon Musk: We are not going to pay you for checkmarks on Twitter.  —  The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed …
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Phil Helsel / NBC News:
Federal judge temporarily halts Tennessee's ‘drag ban’ law  —  The law, which criminalizes some drag performances, was set to take effect Saturday.  —  A federal judge in Tennessee on Friday temporarily halted the state's new law that criminalizes some drag performances.
Discussion: WKRN-TV
Chris Geidner / Law Dork with Chris Geidner:
Federal judge blocks Tennessee officials from enforcing law restricting drag
Discussion: WTOP News and MyNorthwest.com
US Department of Justice:
Social Media Influencer Douglass Mackey Convicted of Election Interference in 2016 Presidential Race  —  For Immediate Release  —  U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York  —  Defendant Attempted to Suppress Vote Through Social Media Disinformation Campaign
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Wall Street Journal:
Evan Gershkovich Loved Russia, the Country That Turned on Him  —  The Wall Street Journal correspondent, whose parents fled the Soviet Union, made Moscow a second home.  He was detained by the FSB and charged with espionage, an allegation the Journal vehemently denies.  —  The cellphone was no longer pinging.
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Joshua Yaffa / New Yorker:
The Unimaginable Horror of a Friend's Arrest in Moscow  —  It's painful and surreal to write these words: Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, is being held by Russian authorities on espionage charges.  —  On Wednesday, the Russian state security service, the F.S.B., arrested my friend Evan.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Fetterman Checks Out of Hospital After Treatment for Depression  —  In a statement, he announced his departure from Walter Reed Military Medical Center and urged those suffering from mental health challenges to seek help as he did.  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John Fetterman, Democrat of Pennsylvania …
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David Sivak / Washington Examiner:
Fetterman discharged from Walter Reed, depression now in remission
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Tensions Flare Inside NPR After Staff Layoffs and Town Halls  —  Welcome back to Thursday and to Soundbite.  This week we're looking at the scene inside NPR since the organization's layoffs last week.  As always, if you have something to share, reach me through email, and if you haven't yet subscribed …
Discussion: HotAir, RedState and Forbes
New York Times:
'Thousands of Dollars for Something I Didn't Do'  —  Because of a bad facial recognition match and other hidden technology, Randal Reid spent nearly a week in jail, falsely accused of stealing purses in a state he said he had never even visited.  —  On the Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
GOP Strategist and Epstein Fanboy Convicted of Teen Sex Trafficking  —  Anton Lazzaro, a Ferrari-driving operative who boasted of his connections to Trump, sexually abused high school girls who he plied with alcohol, prosecutors said.  —  Anton Lazzaro, a wannabe playboy on Instagram who used …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Financial Times:
Why are Americans dying so young?  —  US life expectancy is in freefall as the young and the poor bear the brunt of struggles for shared prosperity  —  I'm not sure people on my side of the Atlantic fully appreciate quite how much better off the average American is than the average European.
 
 
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David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
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Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast:
Controversial Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Sues Government for $200 Billion
Discussion: The Guardian and ABC
Matt Sepic / MPR News:
Jury finds ex-GOP operative Lazzaro guilty in federal sex trafficking case
Discussion: MyNorthwest.com and Political Wire
Bloomberg:
Social Security Insolvency Seen Coming a Year Earlier Than Before
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Robert Plummer / BBC:
Andrew Tate and brother to be moved to house arrest
Khadeeja Safdar / Wall Street Journal:
Google Co-Founder, Other Billionaires Are Issued Subpoenas in Lawsuit Over JPMorgan's Ties to Jeffrey Epstein
Discussion: Forbes and CNBC
David Badash / Alternet.org:
Manhattan DA unleashes on Jim Jordan with stern warning: You may not ‘interfere’ with Trump prosecution
Brenda Goodman / CNN:
First on CNN: CDC team studying health impacts of Ohio train derailment fell ill during investigation
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Democratic congressman announces he has ‘serious but curable form of cancer’
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

 
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