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NPR editor leaves network after sexual harassment allegations

NPR editor fired for sexual harassment
The chief news editor at National Public Radio has left the publication following allegations of sexual harassment.

NPR Chief News editor David Sweeney is "no longer on staff," Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, said in an email to staff, NPR News reported on Tuesday.

"This is a difficult time for our newsroom and I'm committed to supporting all of you as we move forward," the email said.

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Garrison Keillor fired for alleged 'inappropriate behavior' by Minnesota Public Radio

Garrison Keiller fired by Minn. Public RadioVeteran radio host and writer Garrison Keillor confirmed Wednesday that he was fired by his longtime broadcast home, Minnesota Public Radio, over accusations of improper behavior.

After confirming the news in an email to the Associated Press, Keillor issued a follow-up statement saying he was terminated over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” However, he did not elaborate.

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NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

Matt Lauer fired by NBCMatt Lauer, a familiar face in morning news as the anchor of "Today" for two decades, was fired by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace that took place during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The accusation also noted that the alleged behavior continued after the games, NBC News confirmed.

"Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb were emotional as they announced Lauer's firing Wednesday, telling viewers at the top of the live broadcast that they were "heartbroken" over his departure but didn't yet know all of the details.

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CNN hits back at Trump after criticism of foreign reporting

CNN hits back at Trump after his criticism of foreign press

The feud between President Donald Trump and CNN reached new heights on Monday, as the network came back swinging against the president’s latest attacks, including that CNN International misrepresents the U.S. to its global audience.

According to sources at the network, Trump's tweet over the weekend criticizing CNN International produced extra frustration and exasperation because of the inherent risks of overseas reporting and the feeling that his message imperiled journalists working in countries hostile to a free press.

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Meredith to Buy Time Inc. With Koch Brothers Backing

Meredith Corp. to buy Time Inc.Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for $2.8 billion including debt, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most prestigious magazine titles.

The $18.50-a-share offer is an all-cash one, Meredith said in a statement Sunday. The deal gives Meredith, publisher of Better Homes & Gardens, a larger audience at a time when publishers need to get bigger to compete with Facebook and Google in advertising.

The acquisition also gives the billionaire Koch brothers, who agreed to support Meredith’s offer with an equity injection of $650 million, a foothold in the struggling magazine industry.

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CNN fires back at Trump: It's your job to represent the US to the world

Trump attacks CNN

CNN fired back at President Trump after he attacked the network in a tweet Saturday for representing the U.S. “very poorly” to the world.

“It's not CNN's job to represent the U.S to the world,” the network’s public relations team tweeted. “That's yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst.

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FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules

FCC to repeal all of net neutralityFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to fully dismantle the agency's Obama-era net neutrality regulations, people familiar with the plans said, in a major victory for the telecom industry in the long-running policy debate.

The commission will vote on the proposal in December, some seven months after it laid the groundwork for scuttling the rules that require internet service providers like Comcast or AT&T to treat web traffic equally.

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