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12:00 PM ET, June 26, 2013

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Jennifer C. Kerr / Associated Press:
Ex-NSA official assails Obama administration as journalists, others, debate gov't leak probes  —  WASHINGTON — A former spy agency official who was the target of a government leak investigation says he feels a “significant kinship” with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
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Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
WikiLeaks and Assange lawyer decides not to represent Snowden, claims his “whereabouts are unknown”  —  Baltasar Garzón, the lawyer who represents both WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, has released a new statement claiming that his firm, ILOCAD, “has decided not to represent” PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Discussion: WikiLeaks, FP Passport and The Week
Gregory Kohs- / Examiner:
Jimmy Wales breaks Wikipedia rules in hunt for Snowden
Discussion: Softpedia News
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post Guild: ‘The Post would like to fire you’  —  The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild says a Washington Post proposal for a new agreement with the union “would give managers the power to fire anyone for any reason” and also inserts a “poison pill that would make it even harder …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Rupert Murdoch's News International Rebrands as News UK Ahead of Split  —  The Australian arm of the post-split publishing company that will be the new News Cop also will change its name from News Limited to News Corp Australia.  —  News International, the U.K. newspaper arm …
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Australia's largest publisher News Limited is to change its name to News Corp Australia.  The change comes 90 years after James Davidson created News Limited in 1923.  It formed the foundation of the Adelaide-based empire that Sir Keith Murdoch bought into in 1949.
Discussion: BBC
CNN:
Crossfire Returns  —  Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones to Host Debate Program  —  CNN today announced that Crossfire, previously the longest running political debate program on television, will return to the network this fall.  Hosting from the right will be Newt Gingrich …
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Pandora and musicians to discuss royalty settlement as war of words heats up  —  Talks are preliminary, but sources say formal negotiations are expected soon  —  Pandora, the web's top radio service, has held preliminary discussions with groups representing music artists as well as indie …
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Cue the fight music: Pandora responds to Pink Floyd's op-ed on lower royalty rates
Discussion: Forbes, CNET and Plagiarism Today
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
San Francisco Examiner sues San Francisco Chronicle  —  The San Francisco Newspaper Company, which owns the San Francisco Examiner, says the Hearst-owned San Francisco Chronicle “offered ad space to advertisers for a fraction of its cost on the condition that the advertisers not buy ads in the Examiner.”
Slade Sohmer / HyperVocal:
Cable News Nets Should Be Embarrassed It Missed Wendy Davis's Filibuster  —  What happened in the Texas Senate on Tuesday night was Must See TV.  —  Only the Wendy Davis Filibuster wasn't anywhere to be found on your television.  The 24-hour cable news networks had more pressing matters.
Discussion: The Texas Tribune, GigaOM and Gawker
Gavriel Hollander / pressgazette.co.uk:
Daily Mail in £110k libel payout over Syrian chemical weapons story  —  about Daily Mail in £110k libel payout over Syrian chemical weapons story- Comments  —  The Daily Mail has been forced to pay more than £100,000 in damages and apologise for a story linking a UK company with the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Discussion: Guardian
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
It's time to sell the Globe  —  Bids due tomorrow for daily as experts say price won't be high  —  Tomorrow is D-Day at The Boston Globe, as bids for the newspaper's pending sale are closed by parent company The New York Times, and analysts tell the Herald their expectations for a blockbuster selling price are low.
Lauren Taylor / Folio:
Bloomberg Businessweek Launches Hong Kong Edition  —  Chinese-language version done through licensing agreement with Modern Media Hold  —  Bloomberg Businessweek will soon be launching a new edition in Hong Kong.  The magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek/Chinese Edition, will be distributed weekly starting June 26, 2013.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
David Dishneau / Associated Press:
Courtroom Closures Likely In WikiLeaks Trial  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — Lawyers for Army leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning raised no objection Tuesday to a government proposal to temporarily close his court-martial to the public and press, possibly as early as this week, to protect classified evidence.
 
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Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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Jim Romenesko:
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Discussion: Poynter and PR Newswire
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