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The acting head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media has fired the presidents and boards of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. Above, the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is seen in Prague in January 2010. Michal Kamaryt/AP hide caption

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How Fox News Is Adapting To The Biden Era

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The Biden administration is ousting Trump appointees at the Voice of America and its sister networks, which together reach 350 million people worldwide each week. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump appointee Michael Pack resigned as the head of the federal agency over the Voice of America and other broadcasters at President Biden's request. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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President Biden delivers his inauguration speech Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fox Business host Lou Dobbs suggested Republicans who voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win were "criminal." John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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After Deadly Capitol Riot, Fox News Stays Silent On Stars' Incendiary Rhetoric

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During Mike Pompeo's visit to VOA, journalist Patsy Widakuswara tried to ask him whether he regretted saying there would be a second Trump administration after Joe Biden's victory in November. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Journalist Michael Barbaro attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception in New York in 2019. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack faces accusations of fraud over his private documentary film company and separate allegations he's promoting propaganda at Voice of America. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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A Look At How Different U.S. Media Outlets Covered The Pro-Trump Riot On Capitol Hill

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A Look At The Rhetoric Around The Storming Of U.S. Capitol

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Examining How The Trump Years Helped To Shape The Media

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U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack is seeking to retain control over networks such as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty even after the incoming Biden administration replaces him. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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