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3:15 PM ET, June 1, 2017

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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump ethics waiver allows Steve Bannon to interact with Breitbart despite prior ties to the news outlet  —  Exemptions aid Conway, Bannon and four ex-lobbyists.  —  President Donald Trump's executive order on ethics has been waived at least 11 times since the administration came into office in January …
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New York Times:
White House waiver that lets Bannon communicate with Breitbart News may skirt ethics rules; “there is no such thing as a retroactive waiver,” ethics chief says  —  The Trump administration may have skirted federal ethics rules by retroactively granting a blanket exemption …
Reuters:
After committing to EU to remove hate speech, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Microsoft remove 59% of hate speech in 24 hours on average, up from 28% in Dec.  —  Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The AP Stylebook now includes new guidelines on data: requesting it, scraping it, reporting on it, and publishing it  —  It's fitting that, in a year when the Panama Papers investigation won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting (the entire leaked data set for that investigation …
Debra Borchardt / Forbes:
High Times has been acquired by Los Angeles-based investment firm Oreva Capital in a deal valued at $70M  —  The 43-year-old cannabis magazine High Times has been acquired by Oreva Capital in a deal valued at $70 million.  The Los Angeles-based investment firm, founded by Adam Levin …
New York Post:
Sources: Verizon made a proposal to acquire Charter, but the offer, valued at $100B+, was rejected because it was too low and Charter wasn't ready to sell  —  Verizon boss Lowell McAdam, his company facing slowing sales of mobile phones, made a proposal to acquire cable-TV giant Charter Communications …
Jason Guerrasio / Business Insider:
Screening Room, Sean Parker's plan to offer major movies still in theaters for $50 to home viewers, gains little traction after a year  —  Last year, the tech billionaire Sean Parker made headlines with his latest startup: a streaming service called Screening Room that would give users …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sources: Trump's leading candidate to head the Broadcasting Board of Governors is Michael Pack, a Bannon ally and conservative documentarian and publisher  —  With sweeping new powers, the position would oversee public media reaching 100 countries.  —  The Trump administration's leading candidate …
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft Garage launches curated news aggregator app Your News for Xbox One  —  Your Xbox One might not be the first place you'd think to install a dedicated news app, but Microsoft's experimental Garage division is filling that niche.  Called Your News, the Microsoft Garage project acts …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Virginia judge dismisses $13M defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric and others over documentary on gun rights
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Hillary Clinton discusses misinformation, need for social media curation, and how media impacted her campaign
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Chris Ariens / Adweek:
CNN terminates agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on New Year's Eve programming
CBS Press Release:
Scott Pelley moves from CBS Evening News to 60 Minutes; Anthony Mason will serve as interim anchor
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Deadline for Sun-Times bids extended to Monday
A.C. Thompson / ProPublica:
The Daily Caller cuts ties with freelancer and activist Jason Kessler, who covered rally supporting Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, VA
Daily Star:
BBC driver Mohammed Nazir among 80 killed in Kabul today and four BBC journalists among 300+ injured during suicide bomb explosion in Afghan's diplomatic region