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Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid provisionally blocked by regulator

21st Century Fox’s bid to take control of the 61% of Sky it does not already own threatens media plurality, says CMARupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn bid to take full control of Sky has been provisionally blocked by the UK regulator.The Competitio

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Georgia State University Soccer Player Withdraws After Allegedly Using Racial Slur Online

A student-athlete at Georgia State University withdrew from the school Monday after being suspended for using a racial slur on social media. Natalia Martinez, 18, of Weston, Florida, had her name erased from the school’s athletic registry after the

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Facebook, Google promote 'scurrilous' news, and should pay for quality content, said Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch accused Facebook and Google of popularizing "scurrilous" news sources, says the social media giants to pay publishers for quality content

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Medical Marijuana Gummy Bears Mistakenly Distributed In School By 5th Grader

A fifth-grade student was suspended from her New Mexico elementary school and her parents were placed under investigation after the child distributed medical marijuana gummy bears, local media reported. The incident took place last Thursday when the gi

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Fox News' Tucker Carlson is the new premier voice of Bannonism

Steve Bannon may have lost control of Breitbart, but as long as Carlson is around, his brand of rightwing populism is kept aliveLast night from 8pm ET on Fox News, Bannonite-in-chief Tucker Carlson executed his formula and landed a rip-roaring show. His o

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Los Angeles advert for graphic designer draws surprise attention

Eye-catching childlike advert has prompted a series of applications in a similar styleThe city of Los Angeles has made a splash on social media with its advert for a graphic designer that looks like it was created by a child using Microsoft Paint.https://

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Trump Campaign Email Asks People To Crown 'King Of Fake News'

President Donald Trump did not seem satisfied after he announced his long-due "Fake News Awards" Wednesday. After a list of winners was put up on the GOP website, an email by the Trump-Pence re-election campaign was sent out Thursday, asking the people of

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President Trump's Fake News Awards Leave Non-Winners Feeling 'Robbed'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his long-promised “Fake News Awards,” with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman topping the list of “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media.” However, the president’s

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Alabama student investigated over videos using racial slur

The University of Alabama says social media videos of a student repeatedly using a racial slur have been reported to the school's student-conduct office.

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Senator compares Trump's rhetoric to Stalin

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) condemns President Trump on the Senate floor, comparing the President's attacks on the media to the tactics of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

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The other Ivanka: woman Trump tweeted in error takes aim at his presidency

Ivanka Majic – @Ivanka – writes blogpost year after president’s mistake thrusted UK resident into spotlightA woman from Brighton has marked the first anniversary of her being mistaken by Donald Trump for his daughter on Twitter to voi

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake plans speech comparing Trump's treatment of the media to Stalin

GOP Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona plans to give a speech, comparing Trump's comments on the media to those of Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin.

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After Bannon: the new faces of the hard right

Steve Bannon may be gone – at least for the time being – but there’s a willing group of fiery rightwingers ready to assume the mantleAlthough Miller has broken with Bannon in the Game of Thrones that defines the Trump White House, he

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Trump wants to make it easier to sue the media, but that almost definitely won't happen

The president, who frequently attacks the news media, says the nation's current libel laws were "a sham and a disgrace."

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Trump attempts to clear up DACA comments

President Donald Trump discusses immigration and touts the response he received following a bipartisan meeting with senators on a heavily-anticipated immigration bill. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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Bannonfreude: how Breitbart (and the internet) immediately turned on Bannon

The former White House chief strategist’s comments about the president presented the pro-Trump media with a choice. Turns out it wasn’t that difficultEver since Steve Bannon’s comments to Michael Wolff about the president and his fami

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New York City police solve 1994 rape case that newspaper called a hoax

Detectives used new technology to match rape kit with perpetrator 23 years after a New York Daily News columnist said the woman invented the attack story New York City detectives announced on Tuesday they had cracked a 23-year-old rape case that a newspap

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Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart after expressing 'regret' over Trump remarks

Ex-White House strategist stepped down from the news website less than a week after book excerpts showing his criticisms of Trump were made publicFormer White House strategist Steve Bannon stepped down from his position at Breitbart News on Tuesday, less

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha Directs Media Questions To His Cardboard Cut-Out

In a bid to avoid answering the questions raised by the media, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, at an event in Bangkok, placed a cut-out of his photograph and asked the media to address questions to it. Chan-o-cha was attending an event to promot

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Oprah May Not Run For President, But Ivanka Trump Liked Her Speech

After getting a standing ovation at the 75th Golden Globe Awards and a near-universal praise for delivering a moving speech against the sexual misconduct and harassment cases that have gripped Hollywood, American media proprietor, talk show host, actress,

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Policeman in Washington state shot dead by suspected burglar

(Reuters) - A deputy sheriff in Washington state was fatally shot on Sunday night while chasing two suspected burglars, one of whom was found dead at the scene, police and local media said.

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