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Journalist Matthew Power Dies On Assignment At Age 39

He was on assignment for Men's Journal for a story about an explorer who's walking the length of the Nile. Power was walking with him and it's thought he succumbed to heatstroke and exhaustion.
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Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71

Best-selling author Joe McGinniss has died at the age of 71. He was known best for his incisive books on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and the murder case of a former Green Beret doctor.
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On Italian Newsstands, Pope Francis Gets His Own Fanzine

Imagine: a papal People magazine. It's not far-fetched. A new magazine, My Pope, is covering the weekly activities of Pope Francis — and it's put out by a publisher known for celebrity gossip rags.
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Reporter For Swedish Radio Shot Dead In Afghanistan

The attack on Nils Horner, who had dual British and Swedish citizenship, is reportedly the first in years in which a Western journalist appeared to have been specifically targeted.
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After Newsweek 'Outs' Purported Bitcoin Founder, Questions Follow

A Newsweek cover story explores the identity of "Satoshi Nakamoto," the purported founder of the digital currency Bitcoin. Though it's drawn doubt and controversy, Newsweek is standing by its story.
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Why All This Fuss Over Satoshi Nakamoto Is A Boost For Bitcoin

The media frenzy over the alleged founder of Bitcoin appeals to universal human curiosity. Mystery, intrigue, a dash of conspiracy! If that's not enough to turn Bitcoin into a household word, what is?
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'Newsweek' Says It Found Bitcoin's Founder: 4 Things To Know

For years, Reddit, tech blogs and mainstream media outlets have speculated about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Newsweek says it finally has the answer, but many people are criticizing the story.
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U.S. Anchor For Russian TV Quits, Says Network 'Whitewashes' Crimea

American host Liz Wahl said she had no interest in being part of the Kremlin-backed Russia Today channel because it "whitewashes the actions of Putin."
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Italian Publisher Launches Pope Francis Fan Magazine

The premiere issue of Il Mio Papa (or My Pope) includes a pull-out centerfold of the smiling, cassock-clad pontiff. But Francis tells an Italian newspaper there's too much hype surrounding his papacy.
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Russian TV Host Who Slammed Moscow Says She Won't Go To Crimea

After RT America host Abby Martin blasted Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the English-language network said she'd be sent to Crimea to "make up her own mind." But Martin says she's not going.

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