Ken Auletta

New Yorker

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In a surprise move, 83-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch is giving his two sons new positions in his companies, apparently setting them up to succeed him.

Murdoch Moves

In a surprise move, 83-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch is giving his two sons new positions in his companies, apparently setting them up to succeed him.

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In May, $400 million of debt will come due for the owners of the  New York Times . With advertising revenue practically disappearing, the timing couldn't be worse.

New York Times Given Junk Status

In May, $400 million of debt will come due for the owners of the New York Times . With advertising revenue practically disappearing, the timing couldn't be worse.

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California will roll out a statewide electronic vaccine verification program, which Gov. Gavin Newsom does not call a passport.

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Biden today marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, and he unveiled new measures to address the racial wealth gap.

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It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

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Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the Biden’s trip to Europe.

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For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

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