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Journalist says he was wrongly detained under travel ban

Journalist detained wronglydA CNN editor and producer from Iraq says he was wrongly detained at Atlanta's airport because of the president's ban on entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

Mohammed Abdullah Tawfeeq, who has a green card, says in a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Atlanta that he was improperly detained and subjected to additional screening when he arrived Sunday from Iraq.

The lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department.

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Intentionally or not, big brands help fund fake news

Big brands help fake newsWittingly or not, major global corporations are helping fund sites that traffic in fake news by advertising on them.

Take, for instance, a story that falsely claimed former President Barack Obama had banned Christmas cards to overseas military personnel. Despite debunking by The Associated Press and other fact-checking outlets, that article lives on at "Fox News The FB Page," which has no connection to the news channel although its bears a replica of its logo.

And until recently, the story was often flanked by ads from big brands such as the insurer Geico, the business-news outlet Financial Times, and the beauty-products maker Revlon.

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Turkey deports New York Times journalist

NY Times Times BuildingTurkey has deported a correspondent with The New York Times as he tried to enter the country through Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, according to the newspaper.

Rod Nordland was sent back to London, from where he had flown out, on a flight from the same airport on Tuesday, the report said.

There was no immediate statement from the Turkish authorities. Turkish officials contacted by Al Jazeera on Wednesday declined to comment or said that they did not have any information.

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CNN to Trump admin: Acosta has our complete support

CNNCNN is supporting senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta after he forcefully tried to ask President-elect Donald Trump a question at his news conference last week.

"Being persistent and asking tough questions is his job, and he has our complete support," the network said in a statement Monday morning, according to CNNMedia.

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Fox News Secretly Settled Bill O’Reilly Sexual Harassment Case: Report

Bill O'ReillyFox News settled a sexual harassment case involving anchor Bill O’Reilly in the days following Roger Ailes’ departure from the network last summer, several news outlets reported.

Juliet Huddy, a former Fox on-air personality, alleged that O’Reilly “pursued a sexual relationship with her” in 2011, according to a letter from her lawyers obtained by The New York Times. Lawnewz.com first reported the settlement Monday.

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Prolific Author And Jazz Writer Nat Hentoff Dies At 91

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff, the author of dozens of books and decades of columns, has died at 91.  His son Nick Hentoff confirmed his father's death on Twitter Saturday night.

Hentoff was a writer for the Village Voice for 50 years. He also wrote for many publications over his lengthy career, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, United Media syndicate and Down Beat magazine.

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Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox News for NBC

megyn Kelly leaving FOXMegyn Kelly, one of America’s most prominent news anchors, will join NBC News, it was announced today by Andrew Lack, Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group.

Kelly will become anchor of a new one hour daytime program that she will develop closely with NBC News colleagues. The show will air Monday through Friday at a time to be announced in the coming months.

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