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Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Tencent backed out of financing Top Gun, concerned about the CCP's reaction to its pro-US messaging; Chinese investors are steering clear of Hollywood
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Some US journalists question whether showing more graphic footage would force the public and political leaders to fully confront America's gun violence epidemic
Angela Fu / Poynter:
Outside Inc., which publishes 20+ magazines about the outdoors including Outside, plans to lay off 66 of roughly 580 employees and shut down three publications
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