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Piers Morgan Testifies At British Judicial Inquiry

CNN talk show host Pier's Morgan testified under oath to a British judicial inquiry into media ethics. Morgan ran Rupert Murdoch's now-folded tabloid News of the World. He left that paper for the Daily Mirror, and his tenure there, too, was marked by scandal.
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Why Mitt Romney's Dog Is Getting A Lot Of Press

New York Time columnist Gail Collins has written extensively about the idiosyncrasies of presidential families. But her fascination with Mitt Romney may take the cake. Dozens of her columns have cited the tale of Mitt Romney tying his dog in a crate to the roof of his station wagon and driving the family on vacation.
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Negative Ads Hammer Positive Gingrich Campaign

Polls show that Newt Gingrich's once-sizable lead in Iowa has collapsed over the past couple of weeks. During that time, rivals have been hitting the former House speaker hard with negative ads, but Gingrich say's he'll stick with his pledge to remain positive.
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To Party Like Rock Stars, They Suggest Buying Their Booze

This year saw musicians, athletes and actors launching their own lines of beer, wine and mescal. The list includes the boy band Hanson, which premiered an India pale ale called MMMHop.
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Soldier's Hearing Weighs Harm From Wikileaks

Military prosecutors say Army Pvt. Bradley Manning downloaded troves of secret documents from a computer station in Baghdad and passed them to Wikileaks. If investigators recommend that Manning face court martial, it could land him in prison for the rest of his life. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.
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The Truth Squad Reports On The GOP Debates

This week, the Republican candidates for president had what is likely their final debate encounter before the Iowa caucuses. Host Scott Simon talks with PolitiFact's Bill Adair to fact-check the competing claims and policy points of this election cycle.
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Phones In Hand, Busy Mourners Miss The Story

Cell phone cameras and digital tablets can turn just about any consumer into an amateur journalist. Writer Gwen Thompkins wonders when the amateurs will realize what the professionals already know: Recording an event often stops reporters from experiencing what's right in front of them.
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'New York Times' Puts An End To Reoccurring Mistake

The paper wrote of horse-drawn carriages in New York's Central Park, calling them "hansom cabs." That's wrong, since the carriages have four wheels. Hansom cabs have two. A Times investigation reveals a reader noted this mistake in a letter to the editor in 1985. The paper published the letter but went on to repeat the error for decades.

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