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Buffalo Shooting Suspect Appeared To Be Active In Online Gun Communities

The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, appeared to be actively involved in online communities devoted to guns, ammunition and tactical gear, according to social media posts. The platforms hosting the communities reacted quickly after the shooting, which killed 10 people and appears to have been racially motivated, banning accounts that appeared to belong to the suspect.

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Live Streaming Motivated The Buffalo Shooter

Twitch says it managed to take down the live stream of the weekend mass shooting in Buffalo within two minutes after it started. However, videos of the shooting have been viewed millions of times, in part because it remains easy to re-upload copies of videos to multiple platforms.

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16 GOP Primaries To Watch In North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Idaho And Oregon

Tuesday is the busiest election day of the year so far, as five states — Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon and Pennsylvania — hold their 2022 primaries. And for the GOP, it will be another test of whether to move on from former President Donald Trump. Coming off Nebraska last week — his first loss of the year — Trump has endorsed candidates in seven major primaries on Tuesday, which should give us a clearer answer as to his power in the party. And even in races where Trump has no skin in the game, Republicans are considering nominating someone in his incendiary, illiberal mold — which could make it harder for the GOP to pick up seats in November.

All told, it’s the highest-stakes primary day yet. Here are the 16 (!) Republican primaries to keep an eye on:

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Karine Jean-Pierre Makes History At White House

Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday will become the new face of President Biden’s White House — marking a historic change that some have been waiting to see for years.

Jean-Pierre will be the first Black and the first openly LGBTQ person to serve as White House press secretary.

For years, a small group of influential Black communicators has quietly lobbied several administrations to appoint an African American to the podium.

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Drew Brees Done At NBC After One Season As NFL Analyst

Legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees will not return to NBC after just one season as a studio and game analyst, according to sources.

The decision seemed mutual as Brees preferred doing games over the “Football Night in America” studio show, and NBC didn’t have many NFL games to offer him. NBC soured on Brees’ potential after originally believing he could develop into the heir apparent to Cris Collinsworth on “Sunday Night Football” games.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin Democrats Look For Do-over With Rural Voters After Trump-Era Shellacking

A recent Marquette University Law School poll found the Democratic race to take on Johnson wide open, with 48% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic undecided. Barnes had 19% to 16% for Lasry, 7% for Godlewski and 5% for Nelson.

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Wisconsin Republicans Look To Unite Amid Internal Feuds

Wisconsin Republicans gathering for their annual convention this week are trying to unite to defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelect U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, in two of the most hotly contested races nationwide this year.

But instead of spending the past year looking ahead to 2022, Republicans have spent a lot of time bickering with one another over 2020 and whether to endorse a gubernatorial candidate this year.

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Wisconsin Chairman Rescinds Killer’s Parole At Evers Request

The Wisconsin Parole Commission’s leader agreed Friday to rescind a convicted murderer’s parole at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ request after the governor came under criticism from rival Republicans looking to unseat him in November.

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Wisconsin Assistant Resigns After Being Linked To Alleged NCAA Recruiting Violations At Air Force

Wisconsin inside linebackers coach Bill Sheridan has resigned from his position after being linked to possible NCAA violations during his time at Air Force. Hired in February, Sheridan was only with the Badgers for three months.

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Kiel, Wisconsin School District Charges Kids For Using Wrong Pronouns

A Wisconsin school district has filed sexual harassment complaints against three middle schoolers for calling a classmate by a wrong pronoun.

The school district in Kiel, a city of 3,600 residents, has charged the three eighth-graders at the Kiel Middle School with sexual harassment after an incident in April in which the students refused to use “they” to refer to a classmate who had switched pronouns a month before the alleged incident.

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Last Update: May 16, 2022 5:50 am CDT

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