Soldiers watch during a press conference about a shooting that occurred earlier in the day at Fort Hood Military Base on April 2, 2014.
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Here are the stories our team at The Reid Report is talking about right now:

Fort Hood soldier kills three, wounds 16 before taking own life - “A U.S. soldier with mental health issues shot dead three people and injured at least 16 on Wednesday before taking his own life at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another deadly rampage in 2009, U.S. military officials said.” [Chicago Tribune]

Jon Stewart blasts General Motors for faulty ignition switches - “Comedian Jon Stewart highlighted the faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles on ‘The Daily Show’ Wednesday night, blasting the company for failing to fix the problems that led to the deaths of at least 13 people.” [Washington Examiner]

Even popular kids are bullied in high school, researchers find - “Researchers say that the more popular teens are – except for those at the very apex of the fragile high school hierarchy – the more likely they are to be bullied, perhaps a surprise to people who presumed outcasts were the exclusive targets.” [Los Angeles Times]

Pro-choice activists file fresh challenge to Texas abortion law - “Pro-choice activists and abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit challenging Texas’s new, far-reaching abortion law on Wednesday, just days after a federal appeals court upheld restrictions that have already shuttered clinics in the state.” [The Guardian]

Senate to vote to declassify torture report - “The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to vote Thursday on declassifying parts of a controversial investigation into Bush-era torture that has led to a historic clash between the committee and the Central Intelligence Agency.” [msnbc.com]

Report Finds Hispanics Faring Better Than Blacks - “Hispanics generally fare better than blacks in rankings of inequality in American life, according to a new report by the National Urban League to be released on Thursday.” [The New York Times]

Jury selection in Marissa Alexander case scheduled for July 21; Stand Your Ground still being considered - “Jury selection in the Marissa Alexander case will begin a week ahead of her trial in July in Jacksonville.” [The Florida Times-Union]

Chile hit by powerful quake aftershock, no major damage - “A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off.” [Reuters]

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