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Write An Essay To Win A Local Newspaper

Newspaper for sale! Host Linda Wertheimer talks to Ross Connelly, owner of the Hardwick Gazette in Vermont. After 30 years, he's retiring and holding an essay contest to find a new publisher.
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Gawker Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces $140 Million Judgment

On Friday, a judge ruled that a $140 million judgment against Gawker Media will stand. After that, the company announced that it has filed for bankruptcy and will be put up for auction.
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Gawker Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces $140 Million Court Penalty

In addition to its eponymous website, Gawker Media operates several other popular sites, including Deadspin, Jezebel and Gizmodo. The company will be sold to Ziff Davis.
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On Muhammad Ali's Complicated Contradictions, And How He Changed Boxing

"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."
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Friday News Roundup - International

Food aid reaches a besieged suburb of Damascus, Syria, for the first time in years. Thousands of Iraqis flee fighting in Fallujah. And in a White House visit, India’s prime minister signals a willingness to ratify the Paris climate accord. A panel of journalists joins guest host David Gregory for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.
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Challenges For The Democratic Party And The Presidential Race Ahead

Hillary Clinton has the delegates to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Bernie Sanders vows to stay in the race. Please join us to discuss challenges for the Democratic Party and the presidential race ahead.

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Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.
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The Last Big Night Of The Primaries, In 5 Headlines

Hillary Clinton secured her status as presumptive nominee and took home California. Bernie Sanders said he will stay in the fight. And Donald Trump gave a scripted speech — an unusual move for him.
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Stanford University Sexual Assault Case Gains Unusual Media Attention

A woman's sentencing statement about the man convicted of raping her at Stanford became a viral sensation through BuzzFeed and an unusual extended reading by a CNN anchor.

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