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Meghan Markle wins bid to delay court battle with UK newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, won her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed by about nine months until next Autumn after a judge heard a confidential reason from her lawyers for seeking a delay.



Meghan Markle standing in front of a statue: FILE PHOTO: Britain's Meghan, Durchess of Sussex, speaks during a school assembly


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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Meghan, Durchess of Sussex, speaks during a school assembly

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is suing Associated Newspapers over articles in the Mail on Sunday that included parts of a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

A trial was due to have started in London in January.

Judge Mark Warby said on Thursday he had granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave “a confidential ground” for doing so.

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Meghan Markle seeks to delay court battle with newspaper



Meghan Markle standing in front of a statue: FILE PHOTO: Britain's Meghan, Durchess of Sussex, speaks during a school assembly


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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Meghan, Durchess of Sussex, speaks during a school assembly

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has asked a London court to delay the trial of her privacy action against a British tabloid after a judge ruled the paper could amend its case to include details from a recently published biography.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is suing Associated Newspapers over articles in the Mail on Sunday that included parts of a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

Last month, the Mail successfully applied for permission to amend its case, arguing that the couple had cooperated with a biography about them, “Finding Freedom”, which was published in August.

A hearing to consider costs and case-management issues was due to take place on Thursday ahead of a trial in January.

But Meghan’s lawyers have submitted

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Salt Lake Tribune to stop printing daily after 149 years

After nearly 150 years of printing a daily newspaper, the Salt Lake Tribune will stop doing so at the end of the year and move to a weekly print edition.

The change won’t result in cuts to the newsroom staff of about 65 people, though some would be “redeployed,” the newspaper said. Nearly 160 press operators, carriers and other employees will lose their jobs.

The new weekly publication will be delivered by mail. Reporters and editors will continue to file breaking news online as it happens.

The shift comes after two recent ownership changes. The paper was purchased in 2016 by Paul Huntsman, son of the late billionaire industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr. and brother of former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr.

Last year, Paul Huntsman shepherded the Tribune into becoming a nonprofit organization in hopes of ensuring its long-term viability amid declining newspaper revenues nationwide. He cited continued

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Trump Is a ‘Weak President’ Who Has Damaged the West, Says Former Russian Diplomat in State Newspaper

Former Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov has branded President Donald Trump “weak,” with no plan and not enough domestic support to make headway on Washington, D.C.-Moscow relations.

In an op-ed published Thursday by the Russian government’s official Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, Ivanov gave a scathing appraisal of Trump’s first term and suggested that regardless of who sits in the Oval Office come January, U.S.-Russia relations will be frosty for years to come.

“The Trump administration’s experience confirms that only a strong American president, backed by broad and sustained domestic support, is able to steer relations between Washington and Moscow in a constructive direction,” Ivanov wrote.

“Donald Trump turned out to be, in general, a weak president, with neither his own program nor stable support in society, and the American elite remained split all these three and a half years,” Ivanov added.

“Moreover, the bulk of the American elite was not on

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Joe Biden Endorsed by New Hampshire Newspaper That’s Supported GOP Candidates for a Century

A prominent conservative New Hampshire newspaper made its first-ever endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate in its more than 100-year history on Sunday, backing former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump.



Joe Biden et al. standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on February 10 in Manchester, New Hampshire


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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on February 10 in Manchester, New Hampshire

The endorsement of Biden from the New Hampshire Union Leader came as President Donald Trump heads to the Eastern state on Sunday to rally supporters there. The newspaper, which was established after the merger of two Manchester papers in 1913, had previously only endorsed Republican presidential candidates until 2016, when it backed Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson—the former GOP governor of New Mexico. The Union Leader is New Hampshire’s largest newspaper and the only paper circulated statewide.

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Arizona is lax in inspecting school buildings

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona law requires that the School Facilities Board inspect all district school buildings once every five years for building deficiencies and conduct preventive maintenance inspections at 20 randomly selected districts every 30 months.

According to the Arizona Republic, the state hasn’t inspected any school buildings since the COVID-19 pandemic started some seven months ago.

The Republic reports the agency previously inspected just one school for building deficiencies in three years, even though state law requires regular inspections.

After the newspaper reported the agency’s failure to inspect in 2019, the School Facilities Board resumed inspections — inspecting four districts from August 2019 to February 2020.


The lack of action from the state leaves districts largely to fend for themselves in handling building ventilation issues, the Republic says, adding that hundreds of repairs are needed in schools’ aging systems across Arizona.

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New Hampshire Union Leader Newspaper, Long A Backer Of Republicans, Endorses Biden

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The New Hampshire Union Leader, the most widely circulated paper in New Hampshire and an influential, typically conservative voice in the small but critical battleground state, endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden despite consistently backing Republicans throughout its history.

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The paper’s editorial board, which supported only Republicans for over a century until endorsing Libertarian Gary Johnson in 2016, noted there is “no love lost” between them and President Donald Trump, who called the paper’s publisher a “lowlife” in 2015 after it endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the GOP primary.

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A newspaper that gave Black Britain a megaphone

When clashes between residents and police erupted onto the streets of Brixton in 1981, in the heart of London’s African-Caribbean community, the British press largely told one side of the story.



a close up of a newspaper: The Voice on November 2, 1985 with the news that American civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson would lead an anti-Apartheid rally in London.


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The Voice on November 2, 1985 with the news that American civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson would lead an anti-Apartheid rally in London.

The Brixton riots, as they became known, were primarily depicted as a challenge to the rule of law. The press emphasized criminal elements, characterizing young, Black male protesters as “troublemakers” during those disturbances, according to studies cited in a subsequent analysis of how the UK media covered riots in 2011.

News reports at the time failed to account for the issues that were at the heart of the riots in 1981, including unemployment, racism and oppressive policing, in particular the extensive use of stop and search. That media bias

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U.S. may file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November – newspaper

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc may face U.S. anti-trust charges as soon as November, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter.

The Federal Trade Commission met privately on Thursday to discuss a probe while state attorneys general under the leadership of New York’s Letitia James have been scrutinizing the company for potential threats to competition, the newspaper reported.

The timeline could still change, the newspaper said, adding that state attorneys general are in the late stages of preparing their complaint.

Facebook, the FTC and the office of the New York Attorney General were not immediately available for comment late on Friday.

Facebook said in August that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed at an FTC investigative hearing as part of the government’s antitrust

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U.S. may file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November: newspaper

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc may face U.S. anti-trust charges as soon as November, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter.

The Federal Trade Commission met privately on Thursday to discuss a probe while state attorneys general under the leadership of New York’s Letitia James have been scrutinizing the company for potential threats to competition, the newspaper reported.

The timeline could still change, the newspaper said, adding that state attorneys general are in the late stages of preparing their complaint.

Facebook, the FTC and the office of the New York Attorney General were not immediately available for comment late on Friday.

Facebook said in August that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed at an FTC investigative hearing as part of the government’s antitrust probe

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