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11:40 PM ET, November 9, 2017

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New York Times:
Five women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct; Thursday premiere of his new movie is canceled, along with appearance on Late Show with Colbert  —  In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen …
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney misses with Q4 net income of $1.75B, down 1% YoY, on $12.78B in revenue, down 2.8% YoY and below $13.2B estimated  —  Shares of Disney rose prior to the closing bell on Thursday but are roughly flat for the year, even as Wall Street in general has been in rally mode.
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Richard Deitsch / SI.com:
Sources: about 100 layoffs expected at ESPN after Thanksgiving, affecting on-air talent, executives, producers, and digital and tech staffers  —  Created with Sketch.  — The network is expected to cut more than 100 staffers, including front-facing talent, in late November.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Musical.ly acquired for as much as $1B by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., maker of news app Toutiao  —  With 60 million monthly users, startup sells to Chinese maker of news app Toutiao  —  Musical.ly Inc., the maker of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens …
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Despite Jack Dorsey's pledges to remove hate symbols and violent groups, Twitter verifies creator of white supremacist rally in Charlottesville  —  On Tuesday, Twitter gave its preferred status, a verified check mark, to Jason Kessler, the creator of the white supremacist Charlottesville rally in August that left one dead.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has temporarily paused “all general verifications” to work on clarifying policy, after verifying white supremacist Jason Kessler  —  Twitter today announced it's pausing all account verifications - the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says DoJ did not ask him to sell CNN as a condition of acquiring Time Warner, despite report, reiterates he does not intend to sell  —  That contradicts reports from yesterday.  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says no one from the Department of Justice has asked …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
When Trump's DoJ threatens to scuttle AT&T-Time Warner deal unless CNN is sold, business leaders feel the chill as well as journalists
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Cheddar plans to launch a second channel, Cheddar Big News, by the end of Q1 2018, broadcasting from 6am to 10pm daily, modeled after CNN's Headline News  —  Business video net Cheddar plans to launch a second channel focused on national and world news next year.
Sonam Rai / Reuters:
Time Inc. misses with Q3 net income of $13M on $679M revenue, below $694M estimated and down 9.5% YoY due to print declines; magazine revenue fell to $433M  —  (Reuters) - Time Inc's (TIME.N) revenue fell short of analysts' targets in the third quarter, as it sold fewer magazines and advertisements …
Discussion: @ericjackson and Time Inc.
Ajit V. Pai / New York Times:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues for repeal of broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership rule, sees cross-ownership as source of revenue for struggling print media  —  Do you check your Twitter feed to get the latest news?  Monitor trending topics on your Facebook page to see what's making headlines?
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children
MIT Technology Review:
MIT Technology Review names Gideon Lichfield, a founding Quartz editor, as editor in chief
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times is launching a monthly kids' print section with puzzles, an advice column, and stories starting November 19 and lasting through 2018
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Jon Lafayette / Multichannel News:
Nielsen to include data from Comcast's set-top boxes in local TV ratings; Nielsen now has access to viewing information four major cable and satellite providers
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Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Facebook says a human will review uncensored images from revenge porn prevention test in Australia, where users upload sensitive pics by messaging themselves