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21st Century Fox, Net Neutrality, Roy Moore: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

21st Century Fox, Net Neutrality, Roy Moore: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

21st Century Fox, Net Neutrality, Roy Moore: Your Thursday Evening Briefing


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Good evening. Here’s the newest.

1. “Are we retreating? Absolutely not. We are pivoting at a pivotal moment.”

That was Rupert Murdoch soon after the Walt Disney Business reached a $52 billion deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox, the media conglomerate he controls.

If authorized by regulators, the sale would give Disney the muscle to battle Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Facebook in the rapidly-developing realm of on the internet video. Here’s what Disney gets in the deal.

At 86, Mr. Murdoch is preparing to divide up a lifetime of spoils. Contact it his King Lear moment.


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2. The F.C.C. voted to dismantle so-called net neutrality rules, which have prohibited U.S. world wide web service providers from blocking sites or charging for greater-good quality delivery.

It is the most significant victory in the eventful 11-month tenure of Ajit Pai, above, as the agency’s chairman.

For a preview of life with no net neutrality, an Op-Ed contributor suggests looking to China, where the internet comes with surveillance and censorship. “Net neutrality is named the 1st Amendment of the world wide web for a very good purpose,” he writes.


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3. Congressional Republicans plan to unveil a final tax bill on Friday, with the aim of voting on it subsequent week and getting it on President Trump’s desk by Christmas. Just one catch: They’re still hunting for ways to spend for it.

With John McCain in the hospital and Bob Corker a no, Senate Republicans are facing their narrowest margin but. Marco Rubio, above, said he might vote no unless an expanded child tax credit is included. Susan Collins, on the other hand, is hunting like a yes regardless of the best efforts of activists.

We discussed taxes and net neutrality on “The Everyday.”


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four. “No one particular will believe a word we say, possibly for a generation.”

As the dust settles in Alabama, some evangelical Christians say supporting Roy Moore tarnished their brand. Above, supporters of Mr. Moore on election night.

Data shows how the tide turned against him. We mapped the election outcomes statewide — and then checked to see how they matched up to the 2016 presidential election. Big cities, college towns and black communities were keys to Doug Jones’s victory.

And we published a behind-the-scenes-look at our much-discussed election night results needle. It was created as a cutting-edge signifies of “visualizing uncertainty.”


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five. With just a couple of days left to sign up for overall health insurance coverage below the Inexpensive Care Act, hundreds of thousands of shoppers are getting bills for overall health plans they did not decide on.

Their existing plans won’t be accessible next year, so they had been automatically enrolled into other plans — some with sky-higher prices.


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6. President Moon Jae-in, above left, promised a “new start” in South Korea’s relations with China as he met with President Xi Jinping. Numerous hope the re-engagment will lead to stepped-up diplomatic efforts on disarming North Korea.

But “Mr. Moon seems to have fallen short of pleasing Beijing” soon after South Korea’s embrace of Thaad, the U.S. antimissile system, our correspondent says.

The check out was also marred by the beating of a South Korean photojournalist by Chinese safety guards. South Korea demanded a formal apology.


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7. A generational shift at The New York Instances: A. G. Sulzberger, 37, will take more than as publisher from his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., on Jan. 1.

“I am an unapologetic champion for this institution and its journalistic mission,” said the younger Mr. Sulzberger. He previously worked as a reporter and editor and is very best known for the 2014 “innovation report” about the company’s path forward in the digital age.


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8. “We make a item that has conquered the globe.”

The celebrity pizza maker Gino Sorbillo, second from left, was triumphant after studying that Unesco put the art of Neapolitan pizza producing on its annual list of “the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

The 32 winners integrated Chogan, an Iranian horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling, and Uilleann piping from Ireland. But the pizza got most of the consideration.


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9. Kit Harington, a.k.a Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones,” has a new gig. He’s generating and starring in “Gunpowder,” debuting Monday evening on HBO.

The 3-element miniseries recreates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, the failed scheme by Guy Fawkes and other Catholic militants to blow up England’s Parliament and kill the Protestant king.

The foiling of the plot is still celebrated yearly on the fifth of November. (Remember, bear in mind.)


10. Ultimately, Alabama’s election could have been as well easy a target for the late-evening hosts.

“Roy Moore may possibly have lost final night’s election, but we’ll never forget all the people he touched,” Seth Meyers observed.

And do you remember the BBC dad? How about the dancing hot dog? Regardless of lots of dark stuff, there were numerous moments of pure joy on-line this year. We caught up with a few of 2017’s viral stars.

Have a great evening.


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