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Rupert Murdoch (left) and his son Lachlan Murdoch (right) at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images.

Verizon approached 21st Century Fox about a potential deal a "few months" before Disney, Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, said at the New York Times Dealbook conference on Thursday.

The context: It was previously reported that Verizon was first interested in acquiring the entertainment assets, which were eventually sold to Disney in a $52.4 billion deal (after a fierce bidding war with Comcast), but now Murdoch is confirming it. Murdoch added that Comcast approached the company "shortly after" Disney, but they went with Disney because under their ownership, "these assets were stronger and made more strategic sense."

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.