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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Cox Enterprises plans to acquire Axios, sources say for $525M; Axios forecasts $100M+ in 2022 revenue; Axios will spin off its software arm Axios HQ
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
An interview with Rachel Maddow on her decision to step back from MSNBC's daily prime time slot after 14 years to focus on a WWII-era podcast and other projects
Jack Queen / Reuters:
A jury says Alex Jones must pay two Sandy Hook parents $45.2M in punitive damages, on top of $4.1M in compensatory damages, for claiming the shooting was a hoax
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