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DNC Chair Donna Brazile Resigns Role As CNN Commentator

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Historically Conservative Ohio Newspapers Endorse Hillary Clinton

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A man holds up the latest copy of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper outside its headquarters after Turkish police reportedly detained the chief editor and at least eight of its senior staff on Monday. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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A portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad is mounted on a wall in Damascus on March 3. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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For Foreign Journalists, A Rare Invitation To Damascus

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Does The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Make Sense?

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives on Wednesday to watch Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in the renovated Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Kelly's Clash With Gingrich On Fox Reveals Rifts Beyond Trump

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When Twitter started, its founders wanted to connect people from all parts of the world, but the company is struggling to grow beyond its 300 million users. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg argues that the media's decision to bleep or otherwise block out a particular word can result in concealing information the public needs to know. dane_mark/Getty Images hide caption

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Not Fit To Print? When Politicians Talk Dirty, Media Scramble To Sanitize

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Donald Trump enters the debate hall during the Republican presidential debate co-sponsored by CNN in Coral Gables, Fla., in March. CNN is expected to see $100 million in extra revenues this year, thanks largely to its coverage of Trump. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

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'Trump Effect' Will Outlast His Campaign, Conservative Blogger Says

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AT&T-Time Warner Merger Raises Concerns Over CNN's Independence

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