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7:15 AM ET, October 12, 2016

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: Billy Bush to be dropped from NBC's Today show; one source says announcement will happen “in the coming days”  —  On Saturday night NBC was going to throw a surprise party for Billy Bush in Greenwich Village.  Now it has been cancelled.  —  “Surprise,” indeed.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
How Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald implied connections among Trump, WikiLeaks, and Russia that don't hold up under scrutiny  —  This tweet, retweeted thousands of times, is at best misleading. … Kurt Eichenwald is a reporter and writer who has been dogged in looking at Donald Trump over the course of the campaign.
Kurt Andersen / Esquire:
Esquire revives Spy magazine online for last 30 days of presidential campaign  —  We need you.  —  Back in the late '80s and early '90s, SPY magazine pretty much had the American satirical-journalism field all to itself.  Then came the full-blown Internet, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Google acquires FameBit to better connect YouTube creators with brands  —  Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired FameBit, with plans to leverage its technology platform to help YouTube creators better connect with brands.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic names national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg as editor in chief, overseeing editorial in print, digital, and video  —  Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, is the new editor in chief of the 159-year-old magazine, Bob Cohn, The Atlantic's president, announced Monday.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Fortune's “Term Sheet” columnist Dan Primack leaves for Politico founders Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen's new startup; the future of the newsletter is unclear  —  The high-profile columnist has been the go-to blog for VC news and insights.  —  Dan Primack, one of the best-known …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Huffington Post executive editor Liz Heron to resign  —  Huffington Post executive editor Liz Heron is about to announce her resignation from the news site, multiple sources familiar with the matter told POLITICO.  —  Heron joined The Huffington Post in October 2015.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches subscription streaming service Music Unlimited, costs $7.99/mth for Prime members, $3.99/mth for Echo owners, and $9.99/mth for all others  —  Rumors have been swirling around Amazon's plans to launch its own, standalone music streaming service, and now those reports have been proven out …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
FCC fines Comcast $2.3M for charging customers for services they didn't ask for, including premium channels, DVRs, more, in largest FCC fine of a cable operator  —  “It is basic that a cable bill include charges only for services and equipment ordered.”  —  The FCC announced a $2.3 million fine …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Rolling Stone asks that UVA case, due to start Monday, be postponed as ABC's 20/20 to air deposition footage on Friday, saying it will prejudice jury  —  The trial is set to begin Monday, but ABC has obtained video depositions and plans to air them Friday.  —  Nearly two years after Rolling Stone …
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Alan Rusbridger / The New York Review of Books:
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