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Maggie Haberman's book details Trump berating George Stephanopoulos over interview questions about Russia, Murdoch revealing his successor to Trump, and more
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Substack announces new features to help newsletters increase subscribers, including web prompts and a referral program, and acquires email marketing startup Yem
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BBC World Service plans to close or make some stations digital-only and relocate some staff away from the UK, leading to ~382 jobs lost, as part of a £30M cut
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