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12:15 AM ET, May 26, 2017


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Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
US House candidate Greg Gianforte “body-slams” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in Montana, is charged with misdemeanor assault; audio captures altercation  —  Audio obtained of Greg Gianforte attacking a reporter on the eve of a special election to fill a congressional seat vacated by a member of the Trump administration
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Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
Montana papers including The Missoulian, The Billings Gazette, and The Independent Record pull endorsements after Gianforte is charged with misdemeanor assault  —  GOP candidate allegedly ‘body slams’ journalist  —  Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election …
James Ball / BuzzFeed:
President Trump has ordered the DOJ to launch an inquiry into leaks about the Manchester attack investigation, saying the culprit should be prosecuted  —  “The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.”  —  Donald Trump announced he had ordered the Department …
Steven Hopkins / HuffPost UK:
The New York Times defends running leaked Manchester bombing photos, saying its coverage has been “comprehensive and responsible”  —  The New York Times has defended its decision to publish crime scene photographs from the Manchester Arena bombing which police said were “distressing” to the victims families.
AJ Vicens / Mother Jones:
Citizen Lab report details how emails phished from journalist critical of Russia were falsified, then leaked for disinformation campaign; 200+ others targeted  —  “Fakes in a forest of facts.”  —  Citizen Lab, a Toronto-based human rights research group that focuses on cyber security and surveillance …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
At least seven advertisers have said they will pull ads from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News  —  Several advertisers have pulled TV spots over the ‘Hannity’ host's reporting on Seth Rich, while conservatives are mounting a counter-boycott.  —  As more reporters and activists contact companies …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Instant Articles to begin supporting Google AMP and Apple News Format, after several publishers pulled out of the platform due to poor ad revenue  —  One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose.
Nicole Sinclair / Yahoo! Finance:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says company was not hacked, and the threat of releasing a stolen movie appears fake: “we don't believe that it was real”  —  Disney (DIS) Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that recent reports that Disney was hacked were inaccurate.  —  “To our knowledge we were not hacked,” Iger told Yahoo Finance.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Spotify adds four directors to its board, including former Disney COO Tom Staggs and YouTube's former head of product, Shishir Mehrotra  —  Appointment of former Disney COO Tom Staggs hints at ambitions in streaming video  —  Read next … Spotify, the music streaming service …
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Lauren Kern, executive editor at New York magazine, is leaving to become first-ever editor in chief of Apple News  —  Apple News is getting its first ever editor in chief.  —  Lauren Kern will leave her role as executive editor of New York Magazine on June 2nd for the Cupertino-based company …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab: report: Google sends traffic to newsy articles on tech, business, sports; Facebook sends traffic to lifestyle, politics, and local events stories  —  When you're publishing to Facebook, or tweaking a headline to align with some carefully honed SEO strategy, how closely do you take note of story topic?
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