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James Murdoch quits News Corp board over ‘disagreements over certain editorial content’: report

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James Murdoch, Chairman of 21st Century Fox and son of Fox News magnate Rupert Murdoch (image via Twitter).

The powerful son of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the board of directors of News Corp, the network’s parent company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” James Murdoch said in a statement.

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Disney’s Mulan is more socially conservative than the Mulan story told in the 17th century

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Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan was released recently amid much controversy. Accusations of Disney bowing to the Chinese Communist Party emerged when the trailer was released.

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Scientists alarmed as Trump hints at an October vaccine surprise

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CNN host left in tears after heartbreaking report on COVID-19 victims

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During a segment on CNN this Monday, anchor Brianna Keilar was moved to tears while honoring people who've lost their lives to the coronavirus, especially while telling the story of a couple who died holding hands.

Keilar recounted how a couple married for over 50 years died from the virus only minutes apart after being admitted to the hospital on August 11. When it became clear they wouldn't survive, they were placed in the same ward, where they died holding hands.

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