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Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

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Negotiations are underway to oust Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, NPR's David Folkenflik reports. Wesley Mann/Fox News/Getty Images hide caption

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Stakes Are Raised In Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Ailes

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Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes For Harassment

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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will skip Thursday evening's Fox News debate amid a skirmish with the network over the inclusion of moderator Megyn Kelly. Rainier Ehrhardt/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump and Fox News are at odds again, after the Republican presidential candidate criticized host Megyn Kelly. "Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should," Fox chief Roger Ailes said. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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First Republican Debate Was Wide-Ranging, But All Orbited Around Trump

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Republican presidential candidates from left, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and George Pataki take the stage for a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. Seven of the candidates have not qualified for the primetime debate. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Kasich Makes The Cut, Perry Left In The Cold For First GOP Presidential Debate

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Rupert Murdoch (center) and his sons Lachlan (left) and James (right) are seen in a combination of file photos. Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp. and the Fox media empire, says he will hand over the reins of the company. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Television personality Bill O'Reilly waits for the start of an event at the White House in February 2014. O'Reilly has for the past week fired back angrily at critics who have accused him of inflating his war-reporting record in a manner similar to suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

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