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6:30 PM ET, November 21, 2017

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Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Memo: CBS President David Rhodes says the network has terminated Charlie Rose's employment, effective immediately  —  CBS News has terminated its relationship Charlie Rose on Tuesday, one day after the Washington Post reported multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the longtime news show host.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
PBS cancels distribution of Charlie Rose's long-running interview program after sexual harassment claims  —  PBS said it would cease to air the long-running and award-winning interview program “Charlie Rose” in the wake of claims of sexual harassment levied at the program's venerable host.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
On CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose's co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell denounced his alleged behavior and discussed the allegations against him  —  Charlie Rose suspended by CBS after accusations of sexual harassment  —  There was a proverbial empty chair on the set of “CBS This Morning” …
Washington Post:
Eight women who worked for or aspired to work with Charlie Rose on his eponymous show say he sexually harassed them with nudity, groping, and lewd calls
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
36 female SNL staffers who worked with Senator Al Franken, who was a writer for the show, released a statement of public support for him  —  Senator Al Franken may not be getting support from a lot of the female population right now, but at least 36 women have got his back.
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Memo: Pixar chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month sabbatical, apologizes to staff for any unwanted hugs “or any other gesture they felt crossed the line”  —  Pixar is set to release their next feature ‘Coco’ on Thanksgiving day.  —  Disney Animation head John Lasseter …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC unveils its plan to repeal net neutrality rules, a move that would give ISPs broad powers to determine which websites and online services customers use  —  Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use.
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
CEO of popular app HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, repeatedly told reporter that the app's star host, a contractor, could be fired for talking to press, then denied it  —  Every day, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fire up their smartphones and log onto HQ, a live trivia app …
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Reuters:
Russia says it could act against Google if Sputnik, RT get lower search rankings, after Eric Schmidt said “those kinds of websites” should have less prominence
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Bob Weinstein personally paid around £250K to settle a case between his brother and two Miramax employees who'd accused Harvey of sexual harassment and assault  —  The mogul used money from his brother and elaborate legal agreements to hide allegations of predation for decades.
ProPublica:
Ads for housing that exclude demographics are still being approved by Facebook, a year after a study highlighted the illegal discriminatory practice on Facebook  —  After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
During a broadcast of Breitbart News Daily, Breitbart's Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow claimed rape is now “any sex the woman ends up regretting”  —  Alex Marlow, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart News, argued on Tuesday that women had changed the definition of the word “rape” to mean …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Justice Department charges Behzad Mesri, an Iranian citizen, for allegedly hacking HBO and demanding a $6M bitcoin ransom in July  —  The alleged hacker, who went after HBO with a $6 million ransom this summer, used to work for the Iranian military and attack nuclear software systems.  —  Enlarge Image
 
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