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Photojournalist slain in Mexico City

photojournalist slain in MexicoMexico City officials said Sunday they are pursuing all lines of investigation into the killing of a photojournalist whose body was found in the capital, where he had fled because of harassment in the state he covered.

But the killings may have had to do more with the four women found dead alongside Ruben Espinosa, 31, who worked for the investigative magazine Proceso and other media, Mexico City prosecutor Rodolfo Rios Garza said in news conference.

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Clinton campaign complains of 'egregious' New York Times reporting errors

NYT 'egregious' Clinton errorsThe Hillary Clinton campaign sent a nearly 2,000-word letter to the executive editor of The New York Times this week expressing "grave concern" with a recent and controversial report relating to the former Secretary of State's private email account.

"We remain perplexed by the Times’ slowness to acknowledge its errors after the fact, and some of the shaky justifications that Times’ editors have made," Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri wrote in the letter to Dean Baquet, which the campaign forwarded to the On Media blog late Thursday night.

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Veteran Republicans Say Right-Wing Media Is "A Big Problem For The Party" In New Harvard Report

GOP media problemsRepublican insiders are complaining that the right-wing media "is shaping the party's agenda in ways that are impeding Republicans' ability to govern and to win presidential elections," according to a new Harvard report.

New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes, a Joan Shorenstein fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, spent nearly four months researching how the conservative media is increasingly influencing the Republican Party.

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35 women who accused Cosby of sexual assault appear on 'New York' cover

New Yorker coverThe latest cover of New York magazine features a black and white image of 35 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

The magazine photographed and interviewed the women for the issue, which was released online Sunday.

Many of the women share similar stories of being young actresses or mentees of Cosby who were drugged by the actor and sexually assaulted. Some didn't speak out until now for fear that no one would believe them.

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The First Woman To Anchor A Network Evening Newscast Dies At 84

Marlene SandersMarlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She was 84.

Sanders also was the mother of CNN and New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin, who announced on his Facebook page that she died Tuesday.

"A pioneering television journalist — the first network newswoman to report from Vietnam, among many other firsts — she informed and inspired a generation," Toobin wrote. "Above all, though, she was a great mom."

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Egypt amends anti-terrorism law, eliminates jail time for journalists

Al-SisiEgypt's cabinet has amended a draft law so that journalists would be fined, rather than jailed, for contradicting the authorities' version of any armed attack, the state news agency reported. The bill, which sets up new courts for “terrorism trials,” was proposed after Egypt's top prosecutor died in a car bombing and 17 members of the security forces were killed by insurgents in the Sinai.

It has been condemned by rights groups, with Amnesty International saying it would grant President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi “absolute powers” to crush dissent. One provision of the bill would have made it a criminal offence for journalists or others to report on attacks in a way that contradicted the official version of events, with jail terms of at least two years.

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Why Did ‘Frontline’ Kill Lowell Bergman’s Gambling Documentary?

Macau gambling documentaryecriminations and accusations are flying after the PBS series shelved veteran reporter Lowell Bergman’s documentary about the gambling industry in Macau.

Can this media marriage be saved?

Given that the separation has been prompted by the cancellation of a documentary on the gambling industry, the odds are probably less than 50 to 1.

Meanwhile, a once-devoted partnership is—like many divorces—devolving into recriminations, anger and injured feelings.

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