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Fusion Media Group

Fusion Media Group announced Friday that their digital publication FUSION will relaunch as "Splinter" (splinternews.com) on Monday, July 24. The new site will feature original reporting, including pieces from a newly launched political team, as well as content from other Gizmodo Media Group-owned sites, like Jezebel, The Root, Gizmodo and Deadspin. Fusion.net is moving to serve as the digital hub for FUSION TV, the cable channel.

The mission: In a statement, Splinter says it will be a news and politics site that aims to reach a "justice-minded, inclusive, and incisive audience." The relaunch of the digital publication will take place Monday July 24 and will focus on "amplifying underrepresented voices, shining a light on systemic inequality, and skewering politicians when necessary."

Why it matters: The rebrand effort is aimed at creating a more distinct identity for the news site as the cable network brings more of Fusion Media Group's digital brands to TV (For example: The A.V. Club launched a show on Fusion TV earlier in March.)

Here's the editor's take, which gives the name more clarity:

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NRA files for bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for voluntary bankruptcy as part of a restructuring plan.

Driving the news: The gun rights group said it would reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment." Last year, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

A new Washington

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the city should expect a "new normal" for security — even after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

The state of play: Inaugurations are usually a point of celebration in D.C., but over 20,000 troops are now patrolling Washington streets in an unprecedented preparation for Biden's swearing-in on Jan. 20.