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CNN fires Kathy Griffin after Trump beheading photo

Kathy Griffin fired by CNNComedian Kathy Griffin has been fired from hosting CNN's New Year's Eve celebration after she posted a photo depicting her with President Trump's severed head.

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, CNN's public relations team announced that Griffin will not appear on their high-profile live show, but didn't give an explicit reason for her firing.

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Montana House GOP candidate cited after reporter says he 'body-slammed me'

Montana House GOP candidate cited for assault against reporterMontana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was issued a citation late Wednesday after he allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter at a campaign event on the eve of a hotly contested special election.

Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian tweeted that Gianforte “body-slammed me and broke my glasses” at a campaign event in Bozeman, Montana — minutes before what was to be the last campaign rally of the campaign. Jacobs said he had asked Gianforte about a new budget analysis of House Republicans' effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story promoted by Sean Hannity

sean Hannity promotes conspiracy theoryFox News on Tuesday retracted a story regarding the 2016 killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after massive outcry over sharing conspiracy theories about the murder.

"On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich," the retraction reads. "The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.”

"Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.”

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Connecticut Senator: on Infowars' White House press credentials: 'I want to throw up'

Chris MurphySen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Monday blasted the Trump administration after Infowars said it had been given White House press credentials.

"I want to throw up," Murphy tweeted.

"@POTUS has granted legitimacy to a group that believes Sandy Hook was a hoax carried out by paid actors." Infowars claimed on Monday it had received the credentials in an "epic blow to the mainstream media's control of the narrative.

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'Trump has declared war': journalists denounce any attack on press freedom

Journalists: Trump has declard war.President Donald Trump’s apparent suggestion that the FBI should “consider putting reporters in prison” has been decried as a dangerous new assault on press freedom and prompted a call to action by American journalists who have been jailed in the US for their work.

Among those who criticised the reported comments are journalist Brian Karem, who spent two weeks in jail in Texas in 1990 for refusing to give up a source and who told the Guardian they were “deeply concerning”.

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Fox News Fires Bob Beckel Over Alleged Racist Remark

Bob Beckel fired by FOX Fox News announced on Friday it has terminated Bob Beckel, co-host of “The Five.”

The network released this statement to Variety: “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.”

A black IT worker who came to work on Beckel’s computer reported the comment on Tuesday, according to attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, who are currently representing the IT employee and other current and former staff ― including anchorman Kelly Wright ― in a class action suit alleging rampant racial discrimination at Fox News.

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FCC moves forward with plan to scrap net neutrality protections

FCC mlans to upset net neutrality regulationsThe Federal Communications Commission has voted to move forward with Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to weaken net neutrality protections by ending "utility-style regulation" of the Internet.

In 2015, the FCC under President Barack Obama supported the Open Internet Order, which reclassified broadband Internet as a telecommunications service instead of an information service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act -- meaning the FCC had the power to regulate the Internet.

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