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7:25 PM ET, June 29, 2017

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A look at the ugly descent of Trump's relationship with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, from Trump's guest appearances on Morning Joe to today's tweets  —  President Trump's relationship with the hosts of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” — which devolved into cringeworthy tweets …
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Trump's vulgar tweets directed at Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are the latest of a string of escalating attacks by the president on the news media  —  President Trump assailed the television host Mika Brzezinski on Thursday in unusually personal and vulgar terms …
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Greta Van Susteren parts ways with MSNBC after her 6pm show fails to gain traction  —  In an era where liberal anger is driving ratings, the former Fox anchor's 6:00 p.m. show never caught fire.  —  “Remember me?”  Greta Van Susteren crooned to the camera as she raised the curtain on her new MSNBC show on January 9.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Sources: Twitter is weighing a way to let users flag tweets with misleading, false, or harmful info, moving slowly due to concerns users could game the system  —  Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false, or harmful information …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The New York Times editorial staff protests pending newsroom cuts with a 15-minute walkout and reporters' letter to top editors  —  New York Times reporters on Thursday sent a letter to the paper's top editors to protest the oncoming cuts to the newsroom's editing staff.
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Copy editors ask NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn to compromise on cuts, softening planned reduction of 109 editors to 50-55
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
News Corp's conservative digital media site Heat Street will be shuttered as a standalone operation on August 4 and become part of MarketWatch  —  The conservative digital media outlet, which is owned by News Corp and originally led by Louise Mensch, will be shuttered as a standalone operation on August 4.
Tony Romm / Recode:
White House confirms Trump nominated Brendan Carr, FCC general counsel and Pai ally, for FCC GOP slot; he named Jessica Rosenworcel for Democratic slot earlier  —  Carr is an ally of agency chairman Ajit Pai, and previously worked in the telecom industry.  —  (Update, 8:29 p.m. ET: The White House confirmed Carr's nomination.)
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Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Poynter receives a $1.3M grant from the Omidyar Network and Open Society Foundations to expand its International Fact-Checking Network  —  In the fall of 2015, I joined Poynter to run the newly launched International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).  While I had high expectations for the new gig …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
How Instagram used DeepText, an AI-based system built at Facebook that mimics the way language works in our brains, to block offensive comments  —  EVERY WORD HAS at least one meaning when it stands alone.  But the meaning can change depending on context, or even over time.
Jeff Baumgartner / Broadcasting & Cable:
Nuvyyo debuts the Tablo Engine, an Android TV-based DVR app that lets consumers watch and record live TV from local broadcast networks  —  DVR app/tuner combo lets consumers watch and record TV on the Nvidia Shield  —  Nuvyyo, the company behind a lineup of over-the-air DVRs …
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Make.TV, which helps broadcasters collect, curate, and distribute live video streams, raises $8.5M from Voyager Capital, Microsoft Ventures, Vulcan Capital
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Daniel Holloway / Variety:
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