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11:10 AM ET, October 31, 2018

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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
The Axios coverage of Trump's plan to get rid of US birthright citizenship was a perverse, obsequious mix of bleak news and promotion of an Axios series on HBO  —  You wouldn't trust a music critic who's buddies with the band, nor should you trust a tech reporter who hoots and hollers whenever Tim Cook takes the stage.
Washington Post:
Jamal Khashoggi was killed four weeks ago, the result of a direct order from Crown Prince MBS who Trump is trying to protect; Congress must not permit this  —  JAMAL KHASHOGGI walked in to the Saudi Consulate four weeks ago on Tuesday to obtain a simple document allowing him to marry.
Discussion: @ap, @sulliview, @danbalz and @jacksondiehl
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Bethan McKernan / The Guardian:
Istanbul's chief prosecutor says Jamal Khashoggi was killed as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate, and his body was then dismembered afterwards  —  Statement is first official Turkish confirmation of how the Saudi journalist died  —  Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc says she can't “rule out” layoffs but says the company will be profitable sooner than people expect  —  Hype, sex appeal and the promise of young audiences turned Shane Smith's wild brainchild into one of the hottest digital brands on the planet.  Then came scandal and skepticism.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called to appear before an “international grand committee” on “fake news” …
VICE News:
Reporters tried to buy fake Facebook ads on behalf of all 100 US senators and Facebook approved all of them, following other high profile fake ad approvals  —  One of Facebook's major efforts to add transparency to political advertisements is a required “Paid for by” disclosure at the top …
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Thomas Franck / CNBC:
SoMa Equity Partners founder Gil Simon told investors that one of the hedge fund's best investments is a stake in The New York Times  —  - Gil Simon, CIO and managing partner at SoMa Equity Partners, recommends shares of The New York Times at the Sohn conference in San Francisco.
Wayne Heilman / Gazette:
Digital First Media is laying off 107 people, mostly in finance, at its Colorado Springs service center, shifting work to Genpact Ltd., an outsourcer  —  Digital First Media, owner of The Denver Post and nearly 100 other newspapers nationwide, will lay off 107 employees at its Colorado Springs service center …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Waitrose Food magazine Editor William Sitwell has resigned following his comments to a freelance journalist about killing vegans  —  The upmarket food publication announced William Sitwell was “stepping down” after a BuzzFeed News story about the comments earlier this week.
Discussion: Press Gazette and The Guardian
Rob Price / INSIDER:
Facebook says it is banning the Proud Boys and co-founder Gavin McInnes from Facebook and Instagram after a violent attack on protesters in NY in early October  —  - Facebook is banning accounts and groups associated with The Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group linked to political violence in the US.
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BuzzFeed News:
Twitter's new dedicated page for the US midterms, meant to provide commentary and analysis, quickly surfaced tweets from conspiracy theorists, bots, and others
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Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay is making a documentary on Prince for Netflix and has been granted access to the singer's archives and unreleased material
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Joel Mathis / The Week:
Journalists of color, who predicted Trump's rise and the forces behind it long before their white peers did, are needed in our newsrooms
The Daily Beast:
Sources: Fox News' ruthless PR team, led by Irena Briganti, tried to plant negative stories about Megyn Kelly right up until her exit from NBC