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8:25 AM ET, August 29, 2017

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Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Emails show hoaxer distributed information for stories written by Claude Taylor and promoted by Louise Mensch; Taylor offers apology after being approached  —  Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, steps down as board announces a financial review, which could trigger sale of its building  —  Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, stepped down suddenly on Monday as the museum's board announced a full-blown review of its long-troubled finances.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Reporters, including CNN's Ed Lavandera, help rescue people stranded in Houston flood, while KHOU-TV covered the flooding as water began to seep into the studio  —  Hurricane Harvey may have forced the journalists at KHOU-TV to evacuate.  But they didn't stop covering the storm.
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During a rally in California, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by Antifa protesters and threw himself in front to shield him  —  While covering Sunday's “Rally Against Hate” in Berkeley, California, today, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by a group of protesters.
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Joe Lemire / SportTechie:
How Intel's weekly MLB broadcast, run by a team of ~12 people, uses VR to give viewers new viewpoints within the game alongside director-led “VR-Cast” option  —  NEW YORK — Those fans at Citi Field whose seats were low near the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks' dugout last Tuesday …
Brittany Crocker / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Stormfront.org, the oldest white supremacist forum that has been online for about 20 years, has been suspended by its registrar Network Solutions  —  Stormfront, an international supremacist web forum, appears to have been seized by its website host, Network Solutions, LLC.  —  The forum disappeared Friday.
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
A look at Breitbart now that Bannon has returned: more insight into White House internal workings, harder line on his pet issues, elevation of Matt Boyle, more  —  Steve Bannon was always supposed to return to Breitbart News.  —  When he left his job as executive chairman of the site to join …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Irdeto: 239 streams illegally distributed Saturday's Mayweather-McGregor bout, reaching about 2.93M viewers  —  Digital security firm identifies 239 pirated streams … Irdeto, a maker of video and digital security products, said it identified 239 streams that illegally distributed Saturday's …
 
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