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9:35 PM ET, April 19, 2017

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Fox News Has Decided Bill O'Reilly Has to Go  —  The Murdochs have decided Bill O'Reilly's 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end.  According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives are preparing to announce O'Reilly's departure before he returns from an Italian vacation on April 24.
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New York Times:
Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News  —  Bill O'Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him.  His ouster brings an abrupt …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Where will Bill O'Reilly go next?  —  With the stunning news that Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News, the big question is: What's next for “The Factor” host?  —  Despite being the top-rated cable news host for the past 15 years, the opportunities appear surprisingly thin.  —  CNN?  —  No chance.
Discussion: Politico
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Bill O'Reilly Meets Pope Francis in Vatican V.I.P. Line  —  ROME — Bill O'Reilly, the embattled Fox News host facing a barrage of sexual harassment accusations, briefly met Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday morning during the pontiff's weekly general audience …
Media Matters for America:
As He Leaves Fox, Here Are Bill O'Reilly's Worst Moments On The Air  —  O'Reilly's Tenure At Fox News Has Come To An End  —  21st Century Fox: “Bill O'Reilly Will Not Be Returning To The Fox News Channel.”  In a April 19 statement, 21st Century Fox announced, “After a thorough and careful review …
Discussion: Common Dreams
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:   Bill O'Reilly's Fox News career comes to a swift end amid growing sexual harassment claims
Tommy Christopher / Shareblue:
Georgia state senator lets it slip: GOP gerrymandered Ossoff's district to disenfranchise Black voters  —  The special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District — to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price — is turning out to be symbolic on many levels.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats begin to wonder: When do we win?
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Georgia candidates dive into intense runoff campaign
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Five Takeaways From the Georgia Special Election
Alexis Levinson / BuzzFeed:
Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Re-Election  —  The Utah Republican, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, will step down at the end of this congress.  —  Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not seek re-election in 2018, two sources who have been informed of his decision tell BuzzFeed News.
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Jason Chaffetz:
Thank you!  —  Thank you for allowing me to serve as your …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Why is Jason Chaffetz suddenly retiring from Congress? One word: Ambition.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at Berkeley After University Cancels Her Appearance  —  “Yes, it was officially banned,” said the political commentator and author.  “But they can't stop me.  I'm an American.  I have constitutional rights.”  —  It appears UC Berkeley is in for another political brawl …
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CBS San Francisco:   Coulter Vows To Speak Despite UC Berkeley Cancellation
Reuters:
Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents  —  A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters' faith in the American electoral system …
Chun Han Wong / Wall Street Journal:
‘Duped by Trump’: U.S. Taunted Over Carl Vinson Aircraft Carrier Tale  —  Criticism rises after the U.S. Navy says it hadn't sent the USS Carl Vinson directly to North Korea after all  —  Alastair Gale aboard the USS Ronald Reagan  —  The revelation that the Pentagon didn't send …
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Victor Mather / New York Times:
Tom Brady Skips Patriots' White House Visit Along With Numerous Teammates  —  Like many sports teams before them, the New England Patriots visited the White House, where they met President Trump on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.  But two dozen or more members of the team …
Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley's $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze  —  One of the most lavishly funded gadget startups in Silicon Valley last year was Juicero Inc. It makes a juice machine.  The product was an unlikely pick for top technology investors, but they were drawn to the idea of an internet-connected device …
CBS Boston:
I-Team: Hernandez Had Bible Verse On Forehead, May Have Smoked Synthetic Marijuana Before Death  —  BOSTON - The WBZ I-Team has learned Aaron Hernandez had the words “John 3:16” on his forehead when he was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday morning.
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Deadspin
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CBS Boston:
Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself In Prison
Alan Gomez / USA Today:
Trump to face ‘Mexican heritage’ judge in deported DREAMer case  —  President Trump will confront a familiar figure in the lawsuit over a DREAMer who was deported by federal immigration agents: U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel.  —  He's the judge who oversaw a lawsuit involving Trump University …
New York Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: White House stalker begs to marry Malia Obama at her Tribeca internship  —  Secret Service agents detained a Brooklyn man who slithered into a Tribeca building where former President Obama's daughter Malia interns — and begged the 18-year-old to marry him.
Discussion: The Root, AOL and TMZ.com
Wall Street Journal:
300 km  —  The State Department is among the U.S. government agencies that have a say on Exxon's waiver application, according to current and former U.S. officials.  —  Mr. Tillerson is recusing himself from any matters involving Exxon for two years, and won't be involved with any decision …
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Muslim Doctor Denies Conducting Female Genital Mutilation, Says It Was Basic Religious Practice  —  Detroit emergency room Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested and charged last week for allegedly conducting female genital mutilation [FGM] on girls as young as six-years-old.
Discussion: Daily Wire
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
The muted response to the retail apocalypse shows which workers count in Trump's America.  —  The retail industry's recent decline may have reached a “tipping point.”  That was the conclusion of a recent report from the New York Times with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Discussion: Bloomberg and bradford-delong.com
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Michael Moore: Trump voters will get 'buyer's remorse'  —  “Do not give up on your fellow Americans,” Moore said in an interview on NPR's “Indivisible.”  “Many of them who voted for Trump will end up doing the right thing.  There will be buyer's remorse.”  —  Moore also discussed the start …
Discussion: NPR.org, The Daily Caller and Raw Story
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
A Requiem for ‘Girls’  —  The romance between this newspaper and the HBO show “Girls” is somewhat legendary.  Between its debut in 2012 and its finale last Sunday, according to some exhaustive data journalism from The Awl, The New York Times published 37 articles about the show, its fans …
CNN:
Sources: WH looking to revive Obamacare repeal before 100-day deadline  —  Trump's 100 day agenda Story highlights  —  (CNN)Two sources close to the health care legislative process tell CNN the White House is exploring whether to take one more stab at repealing and replacing Obamacare …
Discussion: Business Insider and The Week
Sarah Knapton / Telegraph:
Bill Gates: Terrorists could wipe out 30 million people by weaponising a disease like smallpox  —  A bioterrorist attack which could wipe out 30 million people is becoming increasingly likely because it is easier than ever to create and spread deadly pathogens, Bill Gates has warned.
Discussion: Daily Mail
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Cubs' Todd Ricketts withdraws name for Trump's Cabinet  —  WASHINGTON - Unable to untangle his complex financial holdings to the satisfaction of the Office of Government Ethics, Cubs board member Todd Ricketts, tapped by President Donald Trump to be the Deputy Commerce Secretary …
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
After Georgia's Close Race, Montana Democrats Demand Party's Attention  —  BOZEMAN, Mont. — Rob Quist surveyed his audience last week at an annual powwow of Montana's Native American tribes, a kaleidoscope of feathers, moccasins and beads, before turning his thoughts to a very different audience …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Politico
 
 
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Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
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Kevin Johnson / USA Today:
Secret Service tightens White House security on south side
Discussion: Washington Post
Mike Ross / KTUU-TV:
Trump severed head painting at UAA sparks debate
Discussion: Campus Reform, Hit & Run and IJR
Douglas Hanks / miamiherald:
Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter teaming up in pursuit of Miami Marlins
Discussion: The Week and The Guardian
John Binder / Breitbart:
Illegal Immigrant Accused of Repeatedly Raping, Kidnapping Autistic Woman
Patricia Mazzei / miamiherald:
Miami state senator curses at black lawmaker — and refers to fellow Republicans as ‘niggas’
 Earlier Items: 
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John Binder / Breitbart:
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New York Times:
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Discussion: NBC News
NewsBusters:
Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Poll shows Texas Dem Castro leading Cruz
Discussion: Axios and RedState
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Lindsey Graham heaps praise on Trump: ‘I am all in’
Discussion: ABC News and Political Wire
Tom Precious / The Buffalo News:
How did Cuomo make $783,000 on memoir that sold 3,200 copies?
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week