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NPR news chief resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

NPR news chief Mike Oreskes. Photo: Chuck Zoeller / AP

NPR News Chief Michael Oreskes announced Wednesday that he is resigning amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. NPR initially placed Oreskes on leave yesterday after The Washington Post reported that two women accused him of abruptly kissing them while working with him at the New York Times.

His statement: "I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt. My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility," Oreskes said in an internal memo obtained by CNN.

Ina Fried 43 mins ago
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Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.

Why it matters: Smaller tech companies and advocates for sex workers had feared a chilling effect if the bill becomes law.

Khorri Atkinson 3 hours ago
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China slaps reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports

China's President Xi Jinping speaks next to President Trump. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri// AFP / Getty Images

China announced plans to impose reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., hours after President Trump ordered levies on a range of Chinese goods.

The details: China's plan includes a 25% tariff on U.S. pork imports as well as 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, according to Bloomberg.