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7:25 PM ET, July 21, 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.
CNN:
Sources: Scaramucci has accepted White House communications director job, filling Mike Dubke's spot  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump offered the job of White House communications director to Anthony Scaramucci on Friday morning, according to a senior administration official, a White House official and a source with knowledge.
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 …
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 …
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.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ari Melber's new MSNBC show The Beat will debut on Monday, replacing Greta Van Susteren's 6pm hour  —  IS THE WITCHING HOUR NOW 9 P.M.?  It was after that hour last night that multiple dizzying stories about the Trump administration dropped.  Here's The Washington Post's bombshell, (note …
Terry McDonell / Literary Hub:
Terry McDonell describes what it was like to edit Hunter S. Thompson's stories  —  TERRY MCDONELL ON THE ORIGIN OF ‘GONZO’ AND LATE NIGHT CALLS FROM HUNTER  —  There are conflicting stories about the first use of the word gonzo to describe Hunter's journalism but all credit fellow journalist Bill Cardoso.
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
The Hill names Richard Beckman, formerly of Group Nine, Vice, and Prometheus Global, among others, as its first president  —  The former Prometheus Global Media CEO reunites with James Finkelstein  —  Richard Beckman joins The Hill as its first president, a move that reunites him with James Finkelstein …
 
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Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

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