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12:05 PM ET, February 7, 2017


 Top News: 
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
White House releases list of 78 terrorist attacks that it claims received little media attention, but list includes many that were widely covered  —  The White House on Monday evening distributed a list of terrorist attacks that “have not received the media attention they deserved.”
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Speaking to the US Central Command, Donald Trump claims that the media intentionally covers up reports of terrorist attacks  —  Speaking to the United States' Central Command on Monday, President Trump went off his prepared remarks to make a truly stunning claim: The media was intentionally covering up reports of terrorist attacks.
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Melania Trump files suit against Mail Media, claiming Daily Mail escort article “impugned her fitness to perform her duties as First Lady of the United States”  —  A lawyer for first lady Melania Trump argued in a lawsuit filed Monday that an article falsely alleging she once worked …
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
First Lady Melania Trump has settled her lawsuit against Maryland blogger Webster Tarpley; Tarpley has agreed to pay a “substantial sum” and issue an apology  — has learned that First Lady Melania Trump has agreed to settle her defamation lawsuit filed …
Discussion: Technology & …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen says she wants the site to become a tabloid that everyone from “the janitor to the CEO” can read  —  Trumps escalating war with the media  —  Can The Huffington Post, a web site founded as a liberal answer to The Drudge Report, win over millions of Trump voters?
Discussion: @brianstelter and @jayrosen_nyu
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Investigative reporter David Sirota says he will not be taking up the CEO role at David Brock's True Blue Media, positioned as a left-wing Breitbart  —  Sirota announced he would join True Blue Media last month.  “The circumstances of the job subsequently changed.”  —  David Sirota / Via
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds anchor button on AMP pages, to help readers see and share publishers' real URLs  —  As promised, Google is making a change to how it displays Accelerated Mobile Pages, so that users can easily view and share links that lead directly to publishers' sites rather than to Google's copy of the content.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to all creators with more than 10,000 subscribers and debuts Super Chat, which lets users pay to highlight their messages  —  YouTube is now letting creators with at least 10,000 subscribers live-stream mobile video — and it's giving them a new way to make money from their most ardent fans.
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
PolitiFact raised $105K in 20 days through its newly launched membership program, with $3K raised during Sean Spicer's first press conference on Jan. 23  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists saw a spike in donations after Meryl Streep's Golden Globe hat-tip; The New York Times and Vanity Fair …
Discussion: @jcstearns, @mantzarlis and @benmullin
Dan Primack / Axios:
Reports on Joanna Coles' Snap Inc. compensation misinterpreted key facts, overlooking that some male board members were unpaid and others had additional roles  —  Joanna Coles is the only woman on Snap's board of directors.  She also earns less compensation than her male colleagues, as first noted by Fortune's Valentina Zarya.
Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot:
FBI won't accept FOIA requests by email from Mar., requiring them to be sent via fax, mail, and a fraction through online portal with personal info of requester  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will implement a new policy next month likely to further frustrate people seeking public records under …
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GašPer ZavršNik / Politico:
In response to Kremlin's demand for an apology Fox News host Bill O'Reilly tells Russian officials he's working on it and to check back in 2023
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