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9:50 AM ET, July 22, 2017

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Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary; source says resignation is over Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director  —  WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Sean Spicer, who served up falsehood as truth from the start, should have quit long ago and saved himself months of humiliation  —  There's something about Sean Spicer that inspires pity.  He's had so much to deal with: The brutal “Saturday Night Live” skewerings.
Washington Post:
Profile of Anthony Scaramucci, new White House communications director and talkative Wall Street financier, brash New Yorker, and relentless promoter  —  President Trump's decision to bring Anthony Scaramucci into a top White House role represents a remarkable political ascension for the investment veteran …
Associated Press:
Profile of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, named White House press secretary, a job that requires juggling a feisty White House press corps and a mercurial president  —  New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Source: Vice Media is laying off about 2% of its 3K employees across multiple departments as it looks to expand internationally and ramp up video production  —  Vice Media is laying off about 2% of its 3,000 employees across multiple departments while at the same time the company …
Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
Joseph Rago, a Wall Street Journal editorial writer who won a Pulitzer Prize for challenging Obama's health care policies, dies at 34  —  Pulitzer Prize winner was known for his well-reported pieces and policy influence  —  Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
White House Correspondents' Association tightens its membership rules, leaving out Breitbart news, Mother Jones, and The Daily Signal  —  The White House press corps is culling its ranks, separating who's officially in the club and who isn't.  —  Officially out: Reporters for the likes of Breitbart News and Mother Jones magazine.
Discussion: @usatoday and Felix Salmon
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Interview with an anonymous NYT copy editor, who predicts that cuts to the editorial staff will make the quality of the paper go down  —  Tensions have been running high at The New York Times, where editorial staffers last month walked out in protest over plans to streamline …
Discussion: @ktbenner, @kubremner and Poynter
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy reports Q2 net loss of $37.4M, mostly due to CareerBuilder impairment charge, on $225M revenue, down 7.1% YoY; digital subs rose to 91K, up 13.8% YoY  —  As expected, McClatchy today reported some encouraging gains in several of its digital businesses but a big second quarter loss - $37.4 million on revenues of $225 million.
Jake Tapper / CNNMoney:
Sources: Sean Hannity will no longer receive the Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Award after Buckley's family expressed disapproval  —  Bernstein: ‘We are in a cold civil war’  —  Fox News Channel star anchor Sean Hannity will no longer receive the conservative Media Research …
 
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El Financiero and Bloomberg launch Bloomberg Businessweek México, a Spanish-language magazine with local content
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ari Melber's new MSNBC show The Beat will debut on Monday, replacing Greta Van Susteren's 6pm hour
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Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Demands that Al Jazeera be shuttered have been dropped by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain, which cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in June
Maxim Eristavi / Washington Post:
I'm a Ukrainian journalist, tired of living in fear a year after the unsolved car-bomb assassination of reporter Pavel Sheremet
 

 
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The Block:
The US SEC approves spot Ethereum ETFs from BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, Bitwise, VanEck, Ark, Invesco Galaxy, and Franklin Templeton

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Users reported a massive Microsoft outage that impacted Bing, Copilot on the web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT's internet search, DuckDuckGo, and more

Jyoti Mann / Business Insider:
Screenshots of Google's AI Overview giving bizarre answers go viral, including telling users to add “1/8 cup of non-toxic glue” to make cheese stick on a pizza

 
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