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News Corp. In The Spotlight Again

James Murdoch sent an apology letter to the parliamentary select committee investigating him. Also in the headlines is Tuesday's arrest of Rebekah Brooks and her husband in connection with Operation Weeting, the Scotland Yard investigation of illegal press activities.
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Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists' Cover

Iowa's so-called "Ag-Gag" law targets undercover animal rights activists who secretly take videos. Farmers say they need the legal protection to block those trying to take down agriculture, but critics ask what the industry may be hiding.
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Romney Mocks Pro-Obama 'Infomercial" And Its Celebrated Filmmaker

Campaigning in Mississippi on Friday, Mitt Romney took a pre-emptive swipe at a new 17-minute video about President Obama to be released next week by Obama's re-election campaign.
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Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Is Buying 'The New Republic'

"People still want independent, rigorous reporting and The New Republic has been a place where that happens," he tells Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep. He sees a way to connect long-form journalism to the digital age, thanks to tablets.
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Public Apology: The 'Mea Culpa' Matching Game

When a public figure such as Rush Limbaugh makes a mistake, the public wants an apology. Of course, there's more than one way to finesse that message. Play NPR's Matching Game to see how some famous folks issued a mea culpa after they stumbled.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Political Change-Makers

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a book and an article on two titanic individuals at the center of political change: Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.
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Rush To Judgment: Advertisers Flee Limbaugh's Show

Advertisers and conservative commentators have denounced the undisputed king of political radio talk in the wake of sexually charged comments he made about a Georgetown law student. It is far from Limbaugh's first such episode, but two things make this incident stand out: the nature of the target and the timing of his comments.

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