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U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist

A video in which the extremist group the Islamic State claims to execute American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.
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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
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4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.
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Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.
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David Gregory Leaves NBC, To Be Replaced By Chuck Todd

David Gregory announced on Twitter that he's leaving NBC News, where he's hosted Meet the Press since 2008. NBC political director Chuck Todd will be the next host of the weekly political chat show.
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The Trouble With Saying 'Set Free' When Talking About Suicide

Robin Williams' death has renewed focus on the issue of suicide, in the media and in the medical community. Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Minne speaks with Melissa Block about how a high-profile suicide like Williams' may affect vulnerable populations struggling with depression.
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Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On

Williams was a dervish of comedy — tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.
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D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.
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Tribune Publishing Debuts On New York Stock Exchange

After more than 150 years in business, media giant Tribune Company has split in two, and its newspapers are now a stand-alone business.

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