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Joseph Azam says he left his senior post at News Corp. in late 2017 over the coverage of Muslims, immigrants and race by Fox News and other Murdoch news outlets. Sasithon Pooviriyakul hide caption

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Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan listens as President Trump speaks during a signing event for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office last month. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Meet Q, The Gender-Neutral Voice Assistant

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Boeing 737 Max jets are grounded at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on March 14. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Boeing Brings 100 Years Of History To Its Fight To Restore Its Reputation

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Feb. 26. "It may be some time before the outlook for jobs and inflation calls clearly for a change in policy," he said Wednesday. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager says Google broke the law for roughly 10 years by restricting how business partners deal with rivals in search advertising. Yves Herman/Reuters hide caption

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The German headquarters of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in Duesseldorf, Germany. The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Huawei's 5G technology. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters hide caption

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Despite U.S. Pressure, Germany Refuses To Exclude Huawei's 5G Technology

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The new strategy of some health plans for state employees is to pay hospitals a certain percentage above the basic Medicare reimbursement rate. It allows hospitals a small profit, the states say, while reducing costs to states and patients. shapecharge/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump plans to nominate Stephen Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency is under scrutiny for its response to two crashes of Boeing 737 airplanes, which are pictured here outside Boeing's factory in Renton, Wash., on March 14. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Kuang Yang burns a Chinese flag to protest human rights abuses, outside British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on March 6, as Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou appears in court. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Canada Gets Squeezed Between China And The U.S.

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Japan's Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Tuesday that he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For certain species, a market preference for plate-sized whole fillets is driving fishermen to target smaller fish, like these juvenile Malabar snappers. That means some wild fish aren't getting the chance to reproduce before they're caught. Andre Brugger hide caption

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Eloisa Tamez of El Calaboz, Texas, walks along the border wall in her backyard. She took the government to court over surveying her land and over the compensation she received for the land needed for border wall construction. Reynaldo Leanos Jr./Texas Public Radio hide caption

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Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

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