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12:01 PM ET, February 9, 2024

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Prince Harry settles the remainder of his phone-hacking lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers after MGN agreed to pay substantial damages and his legal costs  —  Prince Harry has settled the remainder of his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers over phone-hacking and other unlawful acts …
Josh Dickey / The Wrap:
Tucker Carlson releases his two-hour interview with the Russian president Vladimir Putin for free on his website and on X  —  The former Fox News host sat with the Russian president in Moscow  —  Tucker Carlson released his two-hour interview with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president whose military …
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Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Putin says he would “not rule out” releasing Evan Gershkovich, but maintains claims the WSJ reporter committed espionage
Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
The White House Correspondents' Association announces that Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost will be the featured entertainer at its annual dinner on April 27  —  The “Saturday Night Live” comedian has co-anchored “Weekend Update” since 2014.  —  WASHINGTON — “Saturday Night Live” …
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Thomas Barrabi / New York Post:
News Corp CEO says it is in advanced talks with major AI companies to license its content and that Sam Altman understands “the social importance of journalism”
CoinDesk:
CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth leaves in a major restructuring by new owner Bullish; Sara Stratoberdha, who ran business development for Bullish, will be the new CEO  —  Sara Stratoberdha replaces Kevin Worth, who has led CoinDesk since 2017.  —  Register Now  —  CoinDesk's longtime CEO Kevin Worth …
Dawn Chmielewski / Reuters:
Disney is testing a contextual ad tool dubbed “magic words” for Disney+ and Hulu that uses AI to analyze scenes and identify contents, brands, images, and mood  —  Walt Disney (DIS.N) is harnessing artificial intelligence to power a new advertising tool that will help brands tailor …
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
X signs a two-year deal with the WWE for a new exclusive weekly video series called WWE Speed featuring timed matches of 5 minutes or less, coming spring 2024  —  ‘WWE Speed’ will stream timed matches meant to end in five minutes or less on the Elon Musk-owned platform.
Ben Smith / Semafor:
An interview with Piers Morgan on ending his live broadcast show Piers Morgan Uncensored on News UK's TalkTV to focus on YouTube  —  The Scoop  —  The British broadcaster Piers Morgan is giving up his live, daily, hour-long evening news show for a YouTube-first, digitally native …
Dino Grandoni / Washington Post:
A US jury awards climate scientist Michael Mann damages of $1M+ in his defamation suit against two right-wing bloggers claiming he manipulated his research data  —  The verdict comes amid heightened attacks on scientists working on climate change, vaccines and other issues
 
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