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David Cameron Grilled Over Murdoch Ties

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron spent the Thursday being grilled over the nature of his relationship with media magnate Rupert Murdoch. He dismissed as "nonsense" the suggestion that they had made tacit deals to look after one another's interests.
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ICANN's Call For New Domain Names Brings Criticism, And $357 Million

The corporation that regulates the Internet plans to increase the number of "top level" domains from the current 22 to 1,000 domains starting in early 2013. The proposed domains offer a cross-section of the Internet — what we use it for, and where the money is.
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'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper

The city is rallying around its famous newspaper, the Times-Picayune, as it goes through layoffs and publication cutbacks. The public outcry is escalating, with the upper echelon of the city's political, business and cultural leaders pleading with the paper's owners to reconsider.
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'Times-Picayune' Paper Slashes Staff By 200 People

The New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, known for its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, announced this week that nearly half of the newsroom staff would be laid off. Melissa Block speaks with Times-Picayune reporter Mark Schleifstein, who has been on staff at the paper for 28 years.
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CNN Is Canceling Politics Show 'John King, USA'

Wolf Blitzer's show will expand to three hours to cover the gap.
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Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.

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ABC's Robin Roberts Vows To Beat Blood Disorder

Roberts told the Good Morning America's viewers that chemotherapy for breast cancer led to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease of the blood and bone marrow. But her prognosis is good: Roberts' sister looks to be an excellent bone marrow match.
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'Car Talk' Brothers To Close Up Shop

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, are retiring this fall. Their weekly call-in series will continue to be distributed by NPR, drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.

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