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"Fair and Balanced" is out as Fox News' slogan, NY Magazine's Gabe Sherman reports. The slogan dates back to the network's founding in 1996, when it was coined by former chairman Roger Ailes.

The decision was made last summer by Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, because the slogan had been "mocked" after sexual harassment claims against Ailes, Sherman reports, but the change isn't expected to impact coverage.

Why it matters: The slogan is a longstanding piece of Fox News' brand that's being dropped because of links to Fox's old guard, three senior members of which (Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Bob Beckel) were removed after a series of scandals over the past year. Aside from those ousters, Fox has yet to roll out any big digital, advertising or marketing changes.

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Appeals court allows House Democrats to continue lawsuit for Don McGahn testimony

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A D.C. appeals court on Friday allowed House Democrats to continue their case for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn before the House Judiciary Committee.

Why it matters, via the AP: McGahn was one of the most important witnesses in Robert Mueller's investigation. He appears on 66 pages of the Mueller report and played a central role in some of its juiciest revelations, including the fact that President Trump once asked him to fire Mueller.

There's little consensus on TikTok's specific national security threat

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TikTok has become a Rorschach test for how U.S. politicians view China, with little consensus on the specifics of its threat to homeland security.

The big picture: Much of what D.C. fears about TikTok is fear itself, and that's reflected in President Trump's executive order to ban the app by Sept. 20 if it's not sold by parent company ByteDance — alongside another focused on Chinese messaging app WeChat and its parent company Tencent.

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

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The Treasury Department on Friday placed sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, following months of tension as she has allowed continued overreach by Beijing to subvert Hong Kong's autonomy.

Why it matters: It's the toughest sanction yet imposed on China for its destruction of Hong Kong’s relatively free political system.