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5:00 PM ET, April 29, 2018


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Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Annotated transcript of Michelle Wolf's caustic roasting of the Trump administration and the media at the White House Correspondents Dinner  —  Comedian Michelle Wolf roasted members of the Trump administration and the media at the annual White House correspondents' dinner on Saturday.
Washington Post:
The White House Correspondents Dinner: celebrity guests, scholarships and awards, the president's absence, and Michelle Wolf's cringeworthy jokes  —  Welcome to our coverage of the 2018 White House Correspondents' Association dinner.  —  The president may not be attending this year's event …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
For the sake of journalism, stop the White House correspondents' dinner  —  The 2018 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner should be the last.  —  It never has been a particularly good idea for journalists to don their fanciest clothes and cozy up to the people they cover …
Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview:
Kyle Cheney / @kyledcheney:
Michelle Wolf didn't fail just because she was (spectacularly) one-sided. It was because she was unnecessarily cruel on a night the WHCA was trying to showcase decency and purpose.Undermined an otherwise meaningful night.
Meg Kinnard / @megkinnardap:
If the #WHCD dinner did anything tonight, it made the chasm between journalists and those who don't trust us, even wider. And those of us based in the red states who work hard every day to prove our objectivity will have to deal with it.
Politico:   Journalists distance themselves from Correspondents' Dinner after Wolf routine
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:   Michelle Wolf's Routine Sets Off a Furor at an Annual Washington Dinner
Matt Schlapp / @mschlapp:
My wife @mercedesschlapp and I walked out early from the wh correspondents dinner. Enough of elites mocking all of us
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt:
That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to $26 Billion Merger  —  T-Mobile parent would control combined firm, which will test antitrust regulators as 5G race heats up  —  The boards of Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. struck a $26 billion merger that, if allowed by antitrust enforcers …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile and Sprint have finally announced a merger agreement  —  Sprint and T-Mobile, after years of going back and forth as to whether they are going to tie up two of the largest telecom providers in the U.S., have announced that the two companies have entered a merger agreement this morning.
Discussion: CNNMoney, VentureBeat, Variety and Bloomberg
Business Wire:
T-Mobile and Sprint to Combine, Accelerating 5G Innovation & Increasing Competition
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
It's finally happening: T-Mobile and Sprint to merge
Discussion: Ad Age
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual  —  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ordered a review of the US Attorneys' Manual, which features high-level policy statements as well as practical guidance to prosecutors on how to do their jobs.
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Launches With Heroic $250 Million  —  Avengers assembled in full force at the box office this weekend.  —  “Avengers: Infinity War” took North America by storm, opening with $250 million in 4,474 theaters.  While numbers could fluctuate …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fortune
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Closes in on All-Time Domestic Weekend Record
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Polygon and Just Jared
Jeremy Fuster / The Wrap:
‘Solo’ Featurette Teases Look at Daily Life in the Galactic Empire (Video)  —  Upcoming “Star Wars” film will show the dystopian society that gave rise to Han Solo  —  The next film in the “Star Wars” anthology, “Solo,” will go inside the dystopian daily life faced by those living under the Empire …
Discussion: /Film
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
What savvy journalists say when they are minimizing Trump's hate movement against journalists  —  To the uninitiated it may look like a fight.  Actually, it's a dance, they tell us.  —  For two years I have been tracking a speech pattern among American journalists, in which they try to explain to us …
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Tree planted at White House by Trump and Macron appears to have vanished
Discussion: BBC and Vanity Fair