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News outlets to fight Romney campaign over food, travel expenses

While the election ended over a month ago, relations between news outlets and the Romney campaign may become even more fraught in the near future. Multiple organizations are preparing to file an official complaint regarding large charges billed to them by the campaign for meals and other events, reported BuzzFeed. It is common practice

American Muslims launch campaign to reclaim ‘jihad’

US Muslims launched an advertising and social media campaign Friday in the hopes of reclaiming the word jihad from extremists who insist on equating the spiritual quest with terrorism. The campaign features Muslims describing their personal struggles — the meaning of jihad — on bus ads, Twitter, Facebook and a dedicated website: myjihad.org. “#MyJihad

‘Angry Birds’ film could create giant to rival Disney

Finnish mobile gaming company Rovio said on Friday that a movie based on its hit game “Angry Birds” could result in the group establishing an animation studio rivalling global giant Walt Disney. Rovio chief executive Mikael Hed told AFP that the animated 3D film, which will not reach cinemas until the summer of 2016,

‘Turn that down!’ FCC orders TV ads to lower volume

In the end it took an act of Congress, but US television advertisers are finally required to do something parents have been pleading for for decades: turn down their excessively loud ads. “A small bill with a big impact for the American consumer” is how Representative Ann Eshoo described the CALM Act, which came

Politico financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies at 87

Texas financier and media magnate Joe Allbritton, who lost the scandal-racked Riggs bank to a hostile takeover after it was fined for helping Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet launder money, has died at the age of 87. The son of a Houston sandwich shop owner, Allbritton built a fortune in real estate, banking and the

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