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1:30 PM ET, April 2, 2024

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Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
World Central Kitchen Says U.S. Citizen Among 7 Staff Killed in ‘Targeted’ Triple Israeli Attack  —  ‘UNFORGIVABLE’  —  José Andrés' international aid organization said it would pause its work in Gaza in the wake of the killings.  —  A dual U.S.-Canadian citizen …
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Emanuel Fabian / The Times of Israel:
Israel acknowledges killing 7 aid charity workers in ‘tragic, unintentional’ airstrike
Elizabeth Elkind / Fox News:
House Republicans push to rename DC international airport after Trump  —  ‘In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J Trump’: Reschenthaler  —  FIRST ON FOX: A group of House Republicans is pushing to rename Washington, D.C.'s …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
‘The threat is very real’: Trump's defense of his attacks is rejected  —  Donald Trump has and continues to benefit enormously from the overlap of his campaign and his legal travails.  —  For all of his complaints about the timing and his insistence that his various indictments and trials …
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New York Times:
Gag Order Against Trump Is Expanded to Bar Attacks on Judge's Family
Rebecca Solnit / The Guardian:
The Republican party has become a full-fledged anti-sex movement  —  The conservative obsession with purity and control is being achieved by increasingly punitive means  —  The US supreme court justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas cited the Comstock Act, named after the 19th-century …
Associated Press:
Iran vows response after strike it blames on Israel demolishes consulate in Syria  —  Iran and one of its key proxies vowed Tuesday to respond to a strike widely attributed to Israel that demolished Iran's consulate in the Syrian capital of Damascus and killed eight people, including two Iranian generals.
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Barak Ravid / Axios:
U.S. tells Iran it “had no involvement” in Israel strike
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
RFK Jr. rebuked for calling Biden bigger threat to democracy than Trump  —  Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. repeatedly advanced an argument Monday that President Biden poses a greater threat to democracy than Donald Trump, a comment that drew swift rebukes from several historians and experts.
Discussion: Axios, HuffPost and Louder With Crowder
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William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
RFK Jr. Lays Out Argument That Biden's a Bigger Threat to Democracy Than Trump
The Guardian:
Video shows California police fatally shooting teenager who was reported kidnapped  —  Revealed: Savannah Graziano, 15, shot by sheriff's deputies in 2022 while unarmed and following instructions to move toward them  —  Newly released law enforcement footage captures the moment California police fatally shot …
Public Notice:
Manufacturing discontent  —  How Dems can fight back against Republican resentment politics. … It's become something of a cottage industry to explore how white rural animus gives much-needed support to Republican candidates in local, state, and national elections.
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
‘No help here’: Florida abortion ruling leaves women with few options  —  The law allowed to go into effect by Florida's Supreme Court will affect more people seeking abortions in the first trimester than any other ban to date  —  More than 80,000 women get an abortion in Florida in a typical year …
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Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Florida Supreme Court upholds state's 15-week abortion ban, but voters will soon have a say
Kimberly Leonard / Politico:
Florida's abortion ruling puts Trump on the spot over DeSantis' bans
ABC News:
Trump secures $175 million bond in New York civil fraud case  —  An appeals court last week reduced the amount of bond he was required to post.  —  Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Rome, GA, March 9, 2024.  —  Former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants …
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Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Trump posts $175M bond to keep N.Y. authorities from seizing property
Associated Press:
Donald Trump has posted a $175 million bond to avert asset seizure as he appeals NY fraud penalty
Reuters:
Trump Media shares plummet 21% days after debut  —  Shares of Donald Trump's social media company plunged 21% on Monday, wiping out the gains from its debut last week, after disclosing millions in losses and saying it would struggle to meet its financial liabilities going forward.
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Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Jon Stewart: Apple ‘Did Not Want’ Interview With FTC Chair Lina Khan  —  “They literally said, 'Please don't talk to her,'” Stewart recalled Apple telling him while speaking with Khan on Monday.  —  LOADING  —  Jon Stewart said Monday night that Apple asked him not to interview Lina Khan …
David Axe / Forbes:
The Russian Army Just Launched The Biggest Tank Assault Of The War  —  Forty-eight tanks and fighting vehicles attacked along a single road west of Avdiivka—and got massacred  —  On Saturday, the Russian army launched what may have been one of the largest-scale tank assaults of Russia's 25-month wider war on Ukraine.
NBC News:
Arizona abortion rights amendment backers says they've gathered signatures needed for 2024 ballot  —  First to NBC News: Arizona for Abortion Access says it's exceeded the state petition signature threshold by over 120,000, with plans to keep gathering until a July 3 deadline.
Discussion: USA Today and NBC 7 San Diego
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Corporate profit bonanza  —  In the last three months of 2023, after-tax corporate profits reached an all-time high of $2.8 trillion.  This is part of a long-term growth in corporate profits that began in the 1980s, picked up steam at the turn of the millennium, and exploded since 2020.
Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
New York judge says FDNY booing of Letitia James, pro-Trump chants not about politics, ‘has to do with race’  —  Brooklyn federal judge suggests recent incident is evidence of racist culture at FDNY  —  Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis reportedly cited the incident involving members …
Politico:
Allies consider moving Ukraine arms group into NATO to shield it from Trump  —  Officials are expected to discuss gradually moving the organization — called the Ukraine Defense Contact Group — into the alliance's control.  —  The U.S. and other Western countries are considering transferring …
Discussion: Bloomberg
 
 
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The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Florida Supreme Court Decision
Discussion: The Hill
Rafael Bernal / The Hill:
Koch Hispanic group endorses Moreno in Ohio Senate race
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Menendez independent bid would garner less than 10 percent support in NJ: Poll
Associated Press:
Oregon governor signs a bill recriminalizing drug possession into law
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Posner / Talking Points Memo:
Apocalyptic Picture Trump Paints For Evangelicals Shows Where Campaign Is Headed
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Fake right-wing panic about “trans” Easter is part of Trump's push for Christian nationalism
Joe Grogan / The Hill:
Biden's Justice Department looks for scapegoats in overdose deaths
Discussion: Mercury News
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
12-Year-Old Suspect Arrested as Child Killed in Finland School Shooting
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Trump Allies Plan Anti-Racism Overhaul to Protect White People: Report
Discussion: MSNBC, Blue Virginia and Twitchy
Audrey McAvoy / Associated Press:
Lou Conter, last survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102
 

 
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Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Google scraps a 2019 policy requiring US suppliers and staffing firms to pay their employees $15 an hour and provide health insurance and other benefits

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
The US Senate reauthorizes FISA's Section 702; some communication service providers had threatened to stop cooperating with the US government in case of a lapse

Kate Rogers / CNBC:
A look at Los Angeles' Homelessness Prevention pilot program, which uses AI to identify those at risk of becoming homeless, offering aid to keep them housed

 
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