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1:10 AM ET, October 17, 2018

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Associated Press:
High-level Turkish official says police found evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi consulate  —  ISTANBUL (AP) — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday …
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Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
Washington Post told contributing writer Ed Rogers to stop lobbying for Saudis or stop column; his firm, BGR, dropped the kingdom as a client, losing $80K/month  —  The Washington Post told a prominent Republican lobbyist he'd lose his gig as a contributing opinion writer unless he stopped lobbying …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Fox Business remains the last American media partner at Saudi Arabia business conference, after the NYT, CNN, CNBC, and others withdrew
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Netflix Q3: streaming revenue of $3.91B, up 36% YoY, and global membership surpassing 130M paid and 137M total; stock up 13%+ after hours  —  - Earnings per share (EPS): 89 cents vs. 68 cents estimate, according to a Refinitiv consensus estimate  —  Netflix shares soared 15 percent …
Matthew Iles / Civil:
Civil says the sale of its CVL token fails to hit its $8M goal, buyers will be offered full refunds; plans for a “simpler” token sale will be shared soon  —  A setback, and the path forward.  —  Key takeaways:  — The CVL token sale didn't succeed.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Report: Hulu CEO Randy Freer says the company is planning a skinny bundle aimed at “cord-shavers” and priced at less than its current $40/month service  —  Hulu wants to cater to a new crowd of pay-TV “cord-shavers” with stripped-down, less-expensive live television bundles that include sports …
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PEN America:
PEN America, along with two other organizations, sues President Trump seeking to stop him from using govt to retaliate against news outlets and journalists  —  “PEN declares for a free press and opposes arbitrary censorship.  It believes that the necessary advance of the world toward …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Memo: CNN's sister channel HLN, which has struggled with ratings, will cut back on live shows, airing taped programming after 3pm weekdays starting October 29  —  HLN is drastically cutting back on its live programming, axing all shows with the exception of Morning Express with Robin Meade …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Source: Facebook is building a hybrid video chat/TV set-top box, internally called Ripley, which it plans to announce in Spring 2019  —  Facebook is developing hardware for the TV, Cheddar has learned.  —  The world's largest social network is building a camera-equipped device that sits atop …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Chartbeat: traffic to publishers from Facebook down nearly 40% since January 2017, but direct mobile traffic to publishers websites and apps has grown 30%+  —  Facebook and Twitter are declining as news and media referral sources on mobile, according to a report from traffic analytics company Chartbeat …
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Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Source: NY AG subpoenas 14 trade groups, businesses, and advocacy organizations over its investigation into fake net neutrality comments on FCC website  —  The New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations …
 
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will demote links in the News Feed to websites that illicitly scrape and republish content from other sources with little or no modification
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR CEO Jarl Mohn names Houston Chronicle Executive Editor Nancy Barnes as the network's senior vice president for news and editorial, to start on November 28
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