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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Stephen Hayes, the former EIC of The Weekly Standard who broke ties with Fox to protest Tucker Carlson's January 6 special, is joining NBC News
Joanne Kenen / Politico:
Some experts say David Leonhardt, author of the influential NYT newsletter “The Morning” underestimates and underplays the risks of COVID by cherry-picking data
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
US judge refuses to dismiss defamation suit brought by a Georgian chess master against Netflix over a mention of her in an episode of The Queen's Gambit
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