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7:25 PM ET, June 13, 2012

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U.S. Probes Cable for Limits on Net Video  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why the Feds' Cable Probe Means More Expensive Web Video for You  —  The Department of Justice is looking at the way Comcast and the rest of the cable industry deal with broadband and online video.  So what does that mean for you?  —  Higher broadband bills — at least if you plan on streaming a lot of online video.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Is Ending John King's Political Show  —  The ailing cable news channel CNN on Wednesday abruptly ended “John King, USA,” its 6 p.m. political news program.  —  The program will be replaced at the end of the month by “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which will expand from two hours long to three hours.
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit bans “The Atlantic,” “Businessweek,” others in major anti-spam move  —  Reddit just dropped the banhammer.  —  As of today, more than a half-dozen prominent websites have been banned from the massively popular link-sharing site, including digital publishing heavyweights The Atlantic and PhysOrg.
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Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Reddit: Ban on Businessweek and The Atlantic Is Temporary  —  Seems like the folks over at Reddit don't take too kindly to spammers.  The Daily Dot reports that at least five news source domains, including some media heavyweights like The Atlantic and Businessweek, have been banned from Reddit.
Jim Romenesko:
Freedom paper tells reporter to remove LAT story from Facebook wall  —  After it was announced that Aaron Kushner's group was buying the Orange County Register and other Freedom Communications papers, a journalist at Freedom's Colorado Springs Gazette posted this on his Facebook wall:
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter  —  As we've mentioned a number of times, Twitter has been gradually tip-toeing further and further into the media business for some time now.  It has already become a real-time newswire for many, a source of breaking news and commentary on live events …
Discussion: Noted, eMedia Vitals and ReveNews, Thanks:@mathewi
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Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast:
Previously Unpublished Documents Show Piers Morgan Under Fire  —  Piers Morgan, the primetime CNN host and former British tabloid editor, has a reputation as a brash and freewheeling newsman who doesn't back down from authority, trades in celebrity gossip and is unafraid to offend.
Huffington Post UK:
Alex Salmond: ‘The Observer Accessed My Bank Account’  —  Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has claimed that his bank account was accessed by The Observer newspaper.  Giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, the SNP leader said a journalist for the paper told …
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Estelle Shirbon / Reuters:   Twist in Murdoch saga exposes UK coalition tension
Press Gazette:   Rebekah Brooks bailed on phone-hack charges
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Twitter's role in delivering media grows with expanded Tweets  —  Twitter announced today that it will partner with a variety of online media companies to provide an enhanced version of “expanded Tweets,” which allow users to preview stories and videos linked to in Tweets without ever leaving Twitter's site.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
New twist in plagiarism saga involving Oliver North  —  Oliver North wrote last month that he asked “a dear friend”—Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis— for his thoughts about Memorial Day.  North included a long and eloquent quote he attributed to Davis in a column he wrote about the holiday.
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
State Department speaks out on Amazon Kindle deal  —  On Monday, I reported that the U.S. State Department was signing a $16.5 million agreement with Amazon to provide Kindles, content and service for overseas English language programs.  Yesterday I was able to get on the phone …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Would you buy a .boston domain from The Boston Globe?  —  The Boston Globe wants to open up a new line of business: selling domain names.  —  The Globe is among a number of organizations that are vying for a new series of web suffixes like .yoga, .android, .hockey and .kindle.
 
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