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News media hesitate to use ‘lie’ for Trump’s misstatements

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has been accused of dishonesty, spreading falsehoods, misrepresenting facts, distorting news, passing on inaccuracies and being loose with the truth. But does he lie? It’s a loaded word, and some Trump critics believe ...

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Attacks, threats against journalists must stop

News of a reporter being physically assaulted by a political candidate in Montana on Wednesday was disconcerting for a number of reasons, but two in particular stand out. The first is the growing antipathy displayed by politicians toward journalists. Politicians ...

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Media file suit to challenge execution secrecy

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Associated Press and four other news organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the secret way in which Missouri obtains the drugs it uses in lethal injections, arguing the state’s actions prohibit public oversight of the ...

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Media watching for results of papal conclave

NEW YORK — White smoke or black smoke? Maybe it’s easier just to wait for a text message that a new pope has been elected. A Catholic organization has set up a website,, that lets people register to receive ...

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Report: Tablets helping improve news consumption

NEW YORK — Mobile technology appears to be increasing the public appetite for news but it’s far from clear whether the news industry will profit from that, a study issued Monday concluded. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in ...

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Daily Beast, Newsweek reach deal to join

NEW YORK CITY — Newsweek, a 77-year-old magazine that once helped set the national news agenda, is linking its future with a startup website just two years in the making. Three months after agreeing to buy the money-losing weekly ...

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