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There's hardly any good news to share this morning. Wouldn't you rather watch a video of a cat on a roomba? Or better yet, go outside. Even if it's raining. Call a friend. Do anything but read this.
You were warned, but here we are on this Tuesday, March 28, 2023. It’s not all bad news, of course, even if we look back: The Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania did not melt down on this day in 1979. See? Good news!
Here Now the News
THREE CHILDREN AMONG SIX KILLED IN NASHVILLE SCHOOL SHOOTING: The Tennesean
Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney were reported to be 9-years old. Scruggs was the daughter of a local pastor. Also murdered were the head of the school, Katherine Koonce, 60, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61 and custodian Mike Hill, also 61. —The New York Times and ABC News
This happened Monday at The Covenant School, a private Christian school in one of Nashville’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
Police say the gunman was a former student who was carrying two assault rifles, a handgun and “significant ammunition.” He entered the school through a side entrance and immediately began shooting. He also fired upon arriving police. Two officers who entered the school shot and killed the shooter.
Police identified the 28-year-old gunman by the name he was given at birth, Audrey Hale, and did not provide another name. Hale was a transgender man, meaning he was presumed to be female at birth, but as an adult, he used male pronouns. The police misgendered him, identifying him as a woman, as did most every media report. —The Tennesean
Police used explosives to enter the home Hale shared with his father, where they say they found more weapons, a map and a manifesto. According to police, he had done a threat assessment of the school’s security measures, as well as that of another school where security was more stringent. —WSMV and NYT
REP. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE SAYS THE SOLUTION TO NATION’S SCHOOL SHOOTING EPIDEMIC… IS MORE GUNS: Rolling Stone
MTG THEN WEIGHED-IN WITH TRANSPHOBIA:
AOC SLAMS MTG: The Independent
STAFFER FOR SEN. RAND PAUL STABBED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: WTTG
Around the World
VP HARRIS ADDRESSES LGBTQ+ RIGHTS IN VISIT TO GHANA: ABC News
AFTER PROTESTS PARALYZE ISRAEL, NETANYAHU PAUSES JUDICIAL REVIEW: NBC News
NEW RUSSIAN THREAT: Russia Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev says his country has “modern unique weapons capable of destroying any adversary, including the United States, in the event of a threat to its existence.” Reuters via Fox News
WHAT CAUSES ECZEMA? IT COULD BE IN THE AIR —NBC News
POLIO FOUND IN NYC SUBURB — AGAIN: LoHud
SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT FUNGAL INFECTION SPREADING NATIONWIDE? —Medical Xpress
OUT LGBTQ+ COACHES TO ROOT FOR IN THE FINAL FOUR: My story for the Los Angeles Blade
TOM BRADY BUYS MINORITY STAKE IN WNBA CHAMPION LAS VEGAS ACES: ESPN
THANK YOU, WASHINGTON POST: Unlike its rival, The New York Times, the Post has been telling important stories about moms fighting for their trans kids, and for all trans kids. On Saturday, the paper published the moving story of Kentucky State Rep. Karen Berg and her late son, Henry. Click here.
Now here’s the story of Ann Geddes of Maryland, who almost lost her son, and is telling their story in the Washington Post to columnist Petula Dvorak. It’s a must read, and I hope you’ll also share it. Click here.
DRAMA OVER DRAG SHOW BILL AT TEXAS CAPITOL: This pearl-clutching report from Fox News is based on a viral TikTok in which a “trans activist” compared lawmakers to Adolf Hitler. Watch for yourself on TikTok:
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NEW POLL BY WALL STREET JOURNAL REVEALS IT’S NO LONGER 1953:
Patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities that helped define the national character for generations no longer matters to many Americans. —Wall Street Journal
Asked about racial and ethnic diversity, just over half of Republicans said society had gone too far, compared with 7% of Democrats.
Half of those polled said they didn’t like being asked to use pronouns such as “they” or “them.” The horror!
FIRED FOX NEWS PRODUCER REVEALS MORE DIRTY LAUNDRY: Abby Grossberg is suing Fox News and amending her testimony in the Dominion lawsuit to claim she was coerced into testifying she did “not recall” and that her colleagues at Fox are “activists, not journalists and impose their political agenda on the programing.” —NBC News
THE NEW YORK TIMES IS PUNISHING STAFFERS WHO COMPLAINED ABOUT ITS TRANSPHOBIC COVERAGE: The Daily Beast
JON STEWART ON TUCKER CARLSON AND CONGRESS: CNN
COULD JOHN WICK RETURN? Hollywood loves a hit, and The Hollywood Reporter says talks are underway to continue the franchise with John Wick 5.
KEANU REEVES HAS ONE CONDITION: Entertainment Weekly
DISNEY BEGINS LAYOFFS AIMED AT ELIMINATING 7,000 EMPLOYEES: The Hollywood Reporter
LYFT GETS NEW CEO, CALLS AN UBER FOR PRIOR MANAGEMENT: CNN
TEXAS OBSERVER IS SHUTTING DOWN, LAYING OFF STAFF: Texas Tribune
ELON MUSK RESPONDS TO WILLIAM SHATNER’S WHINY TWEET ABOUT HAVING TO PAY TO RETAIN HIS BLUE CHECK: Variety
Star Trek Corner
MORE PICARD SPECULATION: Are Capt. Vadic and the Changelings out to resurrect Locutus of Borg? —Den of Geek
WILL PROF. MORIARTY RETURN AGAIN? Actor Daniel Davis talks to ScreenRant about his character’s potential future
HOW TO VIEW THE ENTIRE SEASON OF STAR TREK PICARD AND PAST STAR TREK EPISODES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
Well, you made it to the end. I’ll be back tomorrow morning with a hopefully less grim look at the news you need to rise up and start your day. Until then, and I really mean it this time… May your news be good news!
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