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By Associated Press
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87.
The Justice Department said Saturday that it no longer will secretly obtain reporters’ records during leak investigations, a policy shift that abandons a practice decried by news organizations and press freedom groups.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
A West Virginia news publisher has filed an antitrust suit against Google and Facebook, who dominate the online ad market.
By Tali Arbel, Associated Press
While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week’s presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets.
By David Bauder, Associated Press
The nation’s top infectious disease expert has received the initial dose of the newest COVID-19 vaccine alongside other federal health leaders who helped oversee its development.
By PBS NewsHour
This week it will be 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women in America the hard-fought right to vote. With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting women, especially women of color, progress on several fronts including wage equality has been…
Les Crystal was a man at the heart of the NewsHour family. After a 20-year career at NBC, Les joined Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil in 1983, overseeing the transformation of the MacNeil/Lehrer Report into the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour -- the…
In our news wrap Wednesday, Pope Francis ended his trip to Myanmar without publicly mentioning Buddhist violence against Rohingya Muslims. Also, Croatian defendant Slobodan Praljak fatally poisoned himself in a stunning end to the Bosnian war crimes trials.
During the last three months of the campaign, fake news headlines drew more engagement than real reporting, and social media platforms were criticized for not doing enough to dispute false information. Now Facebook is launching new tools to help identify…
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