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2/21/2018

Conspiracy theories about the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., are being promoted by some members of the conservative media and are making the rounds on social media. Accusations of using "crisis actors" have emerged, while Donald Trump Jr., accused student David Hogg of using the incident to protect his father, who is a former FBI agent.

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2/21/2018

Bill Clinton's former spokesman Michael McCurry on Tuesday urged the White House administration to stop viewing members of the press as the enemy. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that the administration has declared war on the press and said solely blaming President Donald Trump for the discord was "far-fetched."

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Politico
2/21/2018

Ninety-four percent of women in Hollywood's entertainment industry have been the victims of sexual harassment or assault, according to a USA Today survey. Only one in four women reported the misconduct due to fear of retaliation, the survey found.

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2/21/2018

The Federal Register is expected to publish the final net neutrality order from the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, a move that could trigger lawsuits aiming to overturn the rule, which itself overturned the FCC's 2015 Title II action. The order can be nullified if Congress votes to do so within 60 days.

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Broadcasting & Cable
2/21/2018

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has established the Center for Connected Care, gathering its telemedicine operations into one technology hub, which it calls one of the largest such hubs in the US. The center has 50 employees and will operate on a 24/7 basis, providing support to clinicians in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

2/21/2018

Verizon is at the forefront of the move toward watching sports on mobile devices, and the telecom's Yahoo Sports has reached deals with two major sports leagues that give Verizon streaming rights. "We're aiming for Yahoo Sports to become the first screen," said Yahoo Sports' Geoff Reiss.

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Adweek
2/20/2018

Mistress has created a humorous spot to tout E! Network's show "The Royals," which stars Elizabeth Hurley in her role as Queen Helena. In the promo, Hurley's character dispels fake news about a visit from President Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace.

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The Drum (Scotland)
2/20/2018

Amazon will offer ad-supported streaming channels this year, says Amazon Channels head Rich Au. The service -- which has found success in Europe -- will be different from Amazon Channels and will provide an additional form of revenue for its partners.

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Digiday
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2/20/2018

President Donald Trump recently accepted an invitation to the Gridiron Club's dinner next month, leading some to wonder if he is ready to make amends with the press. Also, Trump may attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that a decision to attend has not yet been made.

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Politico
2/20/2018

The ratings for the Winter Olympics were down Friday, drawing just 19.2 million viewers, matching the lowest ratings figures for these Games, posted Wednesday, per Nielsen data. Saturday's ratings were down 20%, while Sunday's ratings fell 30% from the numbers from the first Sunday of the event.

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