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Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize for investigative series on nuisance abatement law

Sarah Ryley wins PulitzerAn investigation into systemic abuses of an obscure civil enforcement law that led to sweeping changes by the NYPD has won the New York Daily News its 11th Pulitzer Prize.

Daily News investigative reporter Sarah Ryley took home the most prestigious award in journalism for her in-depth look at the NYPD’s use of so-called nuisance abatement laws to seize properties where they say crimes have been committed.

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Ten companies pull ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor' in growing movement

Bill O'Reilly advertisers revolt"The O'Reilly Factor" is facing a growing advertiser revolt, as ten companies have pulled their commercials from the show amid a scandal involving the host, Bill O'Reilly.

Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Constant Contact, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, UNTUCKit, Allstate, T. Rowe Price, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi are pulling ads from "The O'Reilly Factor" after a report about five settlements with women who alleged sexual harassment or verbal abuse by O'Reilly.

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Fox News commentator is latest to accuse Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

Julie RoginskyA Fox News Channel commentator on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the network’s former chairman, Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment.

The political commentator Julie Roginsky, who currently contributes to Fox News, said Ailes made sexual advances towards her and penalized her for rebuffing his advances, according to the lawsuit.

Roginsky said in the complaint that Ailes’s advances included requiring that she “bend down to kiss him hello” in private meetings and saying he would take her out for a drink “if it wouldn’t get us both into so much trouble”.

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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly in harassment allegations

Bill O'ReillyThe host of Fox News' most popular show has said his position makes him "vulnerable to lawsuits" after it emerged at least five women have accused him of harassment.

Bill O'Reilly released the statement after the New York Times reported he and his employer had paid the women a total of $13m (£10.3m).

In return, they paper says, they did not take their cases to court.

21st Century Fox says Mr O'Reilly, 67, denies wrongdoing.

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Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US

Journalists on kill listby USTwo journalists who say they have been targeted by the United States have filed a complaint against the American government, accusing it of putting them on a "kill list" and demanding to be taken off it.

The complaint was filed in the US District Court of the District of Columbia on Thursday on behalf of Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan - a dual Pakistani-Syrian citizen who works for Al Jazeera and Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American who has freelanced for Al Jazeera.

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How media outlets covered Bill O'Reilly's comments about Maxine Waters

O'Reilly, sexist and rcistIf you haven't heard, the conservative pundit and host of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor claimed he was so distracted by Waters' hair and, he said, its similarity to the late soul singer James Brown's that he was unable to listen to an anti-Trump speech she gave on the House floor.

"I didn't hear a word she said," he told the others on Fox's Fox and Friends morning show on Tuesday, "I was looking at the James Brown wig."

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Bill Minor, Mississippi’s dean of journalism, passes away at 93

Bill Minor dies at 93Veteran journalist Bill Minor made his last deadline Tuesday — a date with death he has been dodging for decades.

“My God, what he saw in his lifetime is phenomenal,” said Hank Klibanoff, who detailed Minor’s deeds in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book with Gene Roberts, “The Race Beat.”

Known as “the conscience of Mississippi,” the 93-year-old Minor wound up outliving nearly all of his contemporaries as well as a number of the journalists he mentored. He died at 1:46 a.m. Tuesday.

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