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7:20 PM ET, July 5, 2017


 Top News: 
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
CNN finds identity of Reddit user behind Trump-CNN wrestling video but won't name him; user posts apology to CNN, media, and Reddit  —  (CNN)The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump's tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video …
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
The online campaign against CNN mixes fact and fiction and is fueled by a Trump subreddit; a Daily Stormer post threatens to track down CNN staffers' families  —  The Reddit user said he never intended his anti-CNN meme — you know, the one tweeted by President Trump in which the now-president beats …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
In a series of tweets, Ted Cruz argued that CNN's threat to reveal the identity of the Reddit user at centre of GIF controversy could be a crime  —  Ted Cruz suggested on Twitter Wednesday that the ongoing debacle surrounding CNN's apparent threat to reveal the identity of the anonymous Redditor …
Associated Press:
Trump's CNN GIF tweet is now his most shared on the platform, with 340K+ retweets as of early Wednesday morning  — be86f1ba5e664512  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A mock video tweeted by President Donald Trump showing him pummeling …
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Sources: Apple will allow top publishers to use their own tech, like Google's DoubleClick for Publishers, to deliver ads within the Apple News app  —  Apple is working on a money fix for publishers that send their articles and content to its News app but so far have gotten very little in return …
Jordan Sargent / Spin:
Former staff on why MTV News longform journalism experiment failed: no critical reporting, article deletion on artist request, lack of direction by management  —  In October 2015, MTV announced an overhaul to its website, which it hoped would help reposition the network for the future.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Filing: Renaissance Technologies, owned by Breitbart News backer Robert Mercer, bought nearly 2.5M Time Inc. shares in Q1, with the 2.51% stake valued at $48.1M  —  There is now more than one conservative booster of President Trump with a fancy for buying Time Inc. — and its 94-year-old flagship newsweekly, Time.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat finally lets users attach links to all Snaps and adds voice filters and backdrop editing tool  —  Snapchat is breaking its long-standing “no links” rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram.
Steven McIntosh / BBC:
A string of senior executives have departed from British Vogue, as editor Edward Enninful takes over from Alexandra Shulman  —  Leaving Vogue seems to be in fashion at the moment.  —  A number of senior figures have exited the magazine in recent weeks amid reports that its new editor …
Lynne Marek / Crain's Chicago Business:
Sources: Aggrego told staffers last week it was shutting down, dismissed about 15 remaining employees; its Chatter sites have stopped updating  —  Chicago-based Aggrego's latest attempt to reinvent the digital delivery of newspaper content has failed, with the startup dismissing its remaining employees last week.
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