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Former Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton (left). Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images

The media gossip blog Gawker will relaunch in early 2019 under Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, after it was shut down two years ago, Variety's Todd Spangler reports. It's the latest move in BDG's large-scale acquisition of women- and millennial-focused sites.

Why it matters: Goldberg has his work cut out for him in rebuilding the site as "something new, vibrant, highly relevant, and worth visiting daily." Gawker was forced to file for bankruptcy in 2016 after it lost a lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan due to its posting of a sex tape featuring the wrestler.

Amanda Hale, formerly of The Outline, is BDG's first Gawker hire so far. She will build out the sales and marketing teams, as well as "solidify a plan to ensure the Gawker archives have a safe and permanent home," said a Bustle spokeswoman.

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The White House is again giving TikTok's Chinese parent company more to satisfy national security concerns, rather than initiating legal action, a source familiar with the situation tells Axios.

The state of play: China's ByteDance had until Friday to resolve issues raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which is chaired by Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. This was the company's third deadline, with CFIUS having provided two earlier extensions.

Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.

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