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11:40 AM ET, November 19, 2018

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Brian Stelter / Reliable Sources:
The White House plans to suspend Jim Acosta's press pass yet again when the court's 14 day restraining order expires, according to a letter from WH officials  —  A new threat to Jim Acosta's press pass If you thought the Trump administration would seek to settle CNN and Jim Acosta's lawsuit out of court... think again.
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN is asking the US District Court for another emergency hearing, following the White House's latest threat to suspend Jim Acosta's press pass  —  (CNN)The White House has issued a new warning to CNN's Jim Acosta, saying his press pass could be revoked again at the end of the month.
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
The White House is working on a new set of “rules” to govern reporters' behavior at press conferences; WHCA's Knox says WH has not reached out about them  —  The administration is drawing up rules for White House reporters' behavior, and the president said if journalists don't follow them …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Facebook has announced it's donating £4.5M to fund 80 local newspaper jobs across the UK over the next two years, subsidising the cost of trainee reporters  —  Social media firm to finance trainee ‘community’ journalists scheme  —  Facebook will donate £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Profile of a “satire” site that promotes absurd pro-right posts on Facebook, and one of its readers, who shares its posts without seeing the satire  —  NORTH WATERBORO, Maine — The only light in the house came from the glow of three computer monitors, and Christopher Blair, 46, sat down at a keyboard and started to type.
WHCA:
The White House Correspondents' Association announces that writer and biographer Ron Chernow will headline its 2019 dinner  —  The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is pleased to announce that Ron Chernow, one of the most eminent biographers of American presidents and statesmen …
Daniel Dale / Washington Post:
Fact-checking Trump, who tells the same lies, is easy: he invents unnamed people, claims records he hasn't broken, and inflates numbers  —  Daniel Dale is the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star.  —  I've made it my mission to fact-check every word Donald Trump utters as president.
Tim Shorrock / The Nation:
In a recent story on North Korea's missile bases, the NYT exaggerated a thinktank report, relied on outdated information, and risked repeating Iraq-era mistakes  —  Stretching the findings of a think-tank report on Pyongyang's missile bases is a reminder of the paper's role in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
Discussion: @christineahn, @mtracey and @timothys
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
BuzzFeed is debuting a membership model, offering exclusive newsletters and content for $5/month, as CEO Peretti suggests site could merge with rival publishers  —  Jonah Peretti, the chief executive, says his company could eventually merge with other online publishers in order …
Discussion: @benpopper
CNBC:
Chinese regulators have approved Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox  —  Chinese regulators approved Disney's proposed acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox assets Monday, CNBC has learned, sending each company's stock higher.  —  Shares of Disney rose roughly 1 percent, after initially trading lower Monday morning.
Rebecca Mead / New Yorker:
How podcasts, whose audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion, became a seductive mode of storytelling that can sometimes be manipulative  —  In our frenetic age, audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion.  But this intimacy can become manipulative.
 
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