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12:15 PM ET, April 19, 2019

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The Irish News:
Lyra McKee, Mediagazer editor, freelance journalist, and writer who wrote about the legacy of Northern Ireland's Troubles, was killed amid violence in Derry, NI  —  A 29-year-old woman has died after shots were fired in Derry, with police treating the death as a “terrorist incident”.
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The Irish Times:
Writers pay tribute to Lyra McKee, the person and the writer: “the work she was doing is the opposite of silence”  —  'The people who took Lyra's life are part of the past and will never be allowed to determine our future'  —  Sinéad Gleeson  —  Twitter, for all its pile-ons and polemic, has its upsides.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Mueller report not only validates reporting labeled “fake news” by Trump, it also shows that he and his aides misled or lied to the journalists and the public  —  If special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation makes one thing clear, it's that many of the news reports …
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
In the wake of the release of the Mueller report, BuzzFeed reexamines its disputed story that said Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress  —  This Jan. 18, a day after BuzzFeed News reported that Michael Cohen told prosecutors that the president had directed him to lie to Congress …
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YouTube Blog:
Google Home and Assistant-powered speakers get a free ad-supported version of YouTube Music with limited functionality, in 16 countries including the US and UK
Heather Kelly / CNN:
Facebook's subtle disclosure about storing millions of Instagram passwords in plain text before a holiday weekend shows it has mastered the art of the news dump  —  San Francisco (CNN Business)On the Thursday before a major holiday weekend, and an hour before the much-anticipated Mueller report …
Kali Hays / WWD:
Nathan Coyle, CEO of Pride Media, which publishes queer mags like Out and The Advocate, has left the company amid long-standing issues of contributor nonpayment  —  Nathan Coyle has suddenly left the company behind Out and The Advocate magazines to lead Ford Models.  —  Out magazine's March cover.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Axel Springer files another suit against Eyeo, creator of AdBlock Plus, on copyright infringement grounds, alleging ABP changes programming code on websites  —  In Germany, the war between premium publishers and ad-blocker company Eyeo continues to rage.  —  Axel Springer remains undeterred …
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Washington Post:
National Enquirer and two sister publications are being sold for $100M to James Cohen, CEO of Hudson News, known for its airport newsstands  —  The supermarket tabloid, along with two sister publications, will be purchased by the head of the travel retailer known for its airport newsstands …
Avi Asher-Schapiro / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Upcoming Supreme Court case, FMI vs. Argus Leader, will focus on exemption used to redact parts of FOIA requests if they are deemed “confidential”  —  It's been over eight years since Jonathan Ellis, an investigative reporter at the Argus Leader, filed what he thought was a routine Freedom of Information Act request.
 
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Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
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Facebook adds fact-checking partners: CheckYourFact.com, a for-profit unit of The Daily Caller, and Sciencefeedback.co, a not-for-profit focused on science
 

 
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Nick Robins-Early / The Guardian:
Insurer Parametrix estimates that the global outage sparked by CrowdStrike's faulty update will cost US Fortune 500 companies, excluding Microsoft, $5.4B

Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft unveils Bing generative search, which shows AI-generated answers with the sources used to create them, currently available to a small subset of users

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Around 500 World of Warcraft workers vote to unionize with the CWA, bringing the number of unionized US gaming employees at Microsoft to around 1,750

 
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