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6:45 PM ET, September 8, 2017

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Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Fox News confirms it has parted ways with host Eric Bolling, after allegations he sent inappropriate texts, including photos of male genitalia to colleagues  —  The news comes a month after HuffPost reported he sent unsolicited lewd texts to female colleagues.
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Fox Business anchor Charles Payne is returning to his program after the end of internal sexual harassment review  —  Charles Payne, shown on the air at the Fox Business Network studios in New York in April 2015, is returning to Fox Business.  (John Lamparski / Getty Images)
Max Willens / Digiday:
As push notifications increase, publishers like Bustle, CNN, and The Guardian are increasingly encouraging readers to customize them  —  Publishers have had a hard time getting mobile app users to personalize their notifications, so they're trying new tacks.
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Economist is increasingly using Asian chat app Line, which can drive as much traffic as Facebook, by posting a diverse range of stories to its ~1M followers  —  Since starting to post to the popular Asian app Line in January 2016, The Economist has grown its following to nearly 1 million in several countries.
Discussion: @digiday
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Owner of ShareBeast song-sharing site, Artur Sargsyan, pleads guilty to copyright infringement, will be sentenced Dec. 4, could face 5 years in prison  —  Artur Sargsyan, the owner of the massive song-sharing site ShareBeast, has pleaded guilty to copyright infringement, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Friday.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, a dramatic increase on its current video deals  —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening its purse strings …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Profile of Rotten Tomatoes, which some blame for a 15% YoY downturn in summer movie ticket sales, examining editorial process, blowback from movie studios, more  —  LOS ANGELES — Hollywood had a horrible summer.  —  Between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, a sequel-stuffed period …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
TraceMe, founded by NFL star Russell Wilson, raises $9M led by Madrona, with Jeff Bezos participating, to connect celebrities with superfans via in-app content  —  As Russell Wilson describes the ethos of his new startup, it feels like you're inside his Seahawks huddle, driving down the field in the fourth quarter.
Matt Stevens / New York Times:
CBS says Hillary Clinton will appear on Colbert's Late Show on 9/19 to promote her new book, What Happened, and talk about her 2016 campaign  —  “What happened,” you ask?  —  Whether or not you will have read Hillary Clinton's upcoming book of that title by Sept. 19, she will take to television …
Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Ethics experts says Breitbart paying Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who runs Trump's voter fraud panel, breaks federal conflict of interest rules  —  “If you're getting paid by somebody to write about your official duties, that seems to me a clear problem," an ethics expert says.
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
Basil Enan / The Official Medium Blog:
Medium adds curated articles from The New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, and others to its premium membership program  —  Members can enjoy curated selections from The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, and more
Discussion: @medium and Engadget
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Sen. Mark Warner and experts raise idea of regulating political ad spending on Facebook similar to broadcast radio and TV  —  Facebook is facing a new push to reveal how its vast power is being used after it disclosed that roughly $100,000 worth of political ads were purchased on its platform …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook needs to acknowledge its power, including through paid-for disinformation, during the US election
 
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Sami Main / Adweek:
Disney to relaunch its retro kid-focused Mickey Mouse Club show, now called Club Mickey Mouse, exclusively on Facebook and Instagram over a seven week period
Discussion: Engadget, The Verge and Variety
BBC:
UK's Trinity Mirror, publisher of Daily Mirror, says it is in talks to acquire all publishing assets of Daily Express owner Northern & Shell
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Freelancers sue Ebony magazine, claiming $70,000 in unpaid work
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Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
News Group settles 17 cases related to allegations of criminality at the Sun, many with celebrities; next round of cases expected in January
Discussion: @arusbridger and @sunapology
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on its new service when it launches in late 2019