Apr 19, 2017

WSJ: Fox News preparing to drop O'Reilly


Citing sources "close to the situation," the Wall St Journal reports that Fox News is "preparing to cut ties" with Bill O'Reilly, with a final decision potentially coming within days. NY Mag had previously reported that the Murdochs, who own the Journal as well as Fox News, were leaning toward taking O'Reilly off the air.

The background: The scandal surrounding O'Reilly developed quickly after a NY Times report that five women had been paid to settle lawsuits against him, with another woman coming forward today to accuse the O'Reilly Factor host of sexual harassment.

O'Reilly's lawyer claimed today that "far-left organizations" had conspired to damage the reputation of Fox's biggest star.

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Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates ā€” crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wrote a letter on Sunday asking the Nevada State Democratic Party to release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct and address certain caucus errors identified by campaigns, The Nevada Independent reports.

The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was ā€œplagued with errors and inconsistencies,ā€ and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.

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Coronavirus threat grows, threatening some drug supplies

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

As the novel coronavirus continues spreading globally and China grapples with a limited production capability, there's a growing risk to about 150 prescription drugs in the U.S., sources tell Axios.

The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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