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1:45 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Intercept is launching a three-tiered paid membership program with perks like invites to events, access to behind-the-scenes reports, and tote bags  —  “We'd be happy to see a healthy portion of our budget paid for by the membership program.”  —  Just because a newsroom is backed …
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 …
Discussion: Neowin, On MSFT and MSPoweruser
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Hillary Clinton discusses misinformation, need for social media curation, and how media impacted her campaign  —  In an interview today at Code Conference, Hillary Clinton urged social media platforms to figure out new ways to slow “the weaponization and manipulation” of information …
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 …
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
NBC News acquires 25% stake in France-based Euronews for $30M, deal will create EuronewsNBC brand  —  NBC's news division has acquired a 25% stake in European news network Euronews, in a deal that will close this week and that will see the creation of a new EuronewsNBC brand bearing the American broadcaster's famous peacock.
 
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Virginia judge dismisses $13M defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric and others over documentary on gun rights
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
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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
Politico:
Politico announces it will launch London Playbook on September 4 and hires Jack Blanchard to lead the new newsletter
Discussion: @hadas_gold and Press Gazette
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