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Battle Lines Drawn Over Old 'Miami Herald' Building

The Miami Herald's old headquarters on Biscayne Bay have been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami modernism architecture from the 50's and 60's. Demolition proponents — which include some prominent architects — say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving.
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Journalist Deaths Hit High In 2012, Report Says

Steve Inskeep reports on new numbers from the International Press Institute, which says 2012 has been the deadliest year for journalists since it started keeping track in 1997.
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Op-Ed: Superman, Give Newspapers Another Chance

After more than 70 years in the business, Superman quit his day job at Metropolis' newspaper, The Daily Planet. In issue No.13 of the comic, Clark Kent, fed up with criticism from his editor and the paper's owner, quits in front of the entire news room. Columnist Connie Schultz offers advice to the Man of Steel.
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Hollywood Paper Apologizes For '47 Blacklist Support

Host Rachel Martin speaks to W.R. Wilkerson III about the infamous 1947 Hollywood Blacklist. Wilkerson is the son of Billy Wilkerson, who was publisher of The Hollywood Reporter from 1930 to 1962 and supported the blacklist through the trade paper. Wilkerson III has written a formal apology for his father's role in the controversy 65 years later.
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Elmo Puppeteer Resigns; Calls Sex Allegations A 'Distraction'

Kevin Clash has denied he had a sexual relationship when his accuser was still a boy. But there's word today of a second such allegation. Sesame Workshop says Clash has "concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job."

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