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    NBC's Winter Olympics ratings down but not exactly on thin ice

    NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been hit by a ratings drop half way through the games' two-week run, but digital consumption has made it difficult to measure true viewership success. The combined prime time viewership on NBC and NBC Sports Network are down 8% through Friday, according to the network. The two networks are bringing in a combined viewership of 21.9 million in prime time, which is down from the 23.7 million viewers who tuned into NBC for the Sochi games in 2014, when the Winter Olympics were aired only on the main network during prime time. NBCSN did not provide prime time coverage four years ago. NBC's viewership alone fell 16% compared to

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    The persistence of Parkland: How the Florida shooting stayed in the media spotlight

    Seven days after a horrific shooting claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the front pages of some of the nation's largest newspapers are still featuring stories about gun control and school safety. Victims' family members and survivors in Parkland, Florida, are still being interviewed, nearly by the hour, on television. But last October, another shooting took place at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massacre left 58 dead and at least 500 injured. Despite the shooting's high profile location and a death count that far surpassed the number of people who died in Florida, the Parkland school shooting appears to be attracting much more attention.

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    Oprah Winfrey reacts to President Trump

    (CNN)Oprah Winfrey has shared her thoughts on President Trump calling her "very insecure." "I don't like giving negativity power, so I just thought, 'What?'" Winfrey said in an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that will air Thursday. Trump's tweet came after a segment Winfrey did on "60 Minutes" last Sunday in which she had a conversation with Michigan voters who are evenly split in their support for the President. "Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on '60 Minutes'. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect," Trump wrote in a tweet after the segment aired. He also addressed speculation Winfrey may

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    Brits 2018: The real winners and losers

    Stormzy and Dua Lipa both took home two trophies at the Brits, but there's always more to the show than the awards. On a night of joy and disappointment, X-rated confessions and spectacular performances, who were the real winners and losers at the O2 Arena? Most dress - Dua Lipa So much dress, in fact, that it took two or three people to move it around. Dua's baby pink tiered Giambattista Valli gown was an extravaganza of ruffles - but she wasn't being precious about it. "There's a lot of it, so if it gets damaged I can pick up a piece from somewhere else." Best mum - Emma Bunton Emma Bunton's kids were disappointed they couldn't come to the Brit Awards, so she threw them their own awards ceremony

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    Judge says state can't force IMDB to take down actors' ages

    A federal judge has blocked a California law that would have forced IMDB to take down actors' ages on request. The law was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, in September 2016. It was supported by the Screen Actors Guild, which said the law it would help prevent age discrimination in film and television hiring. IMDB quickly challenged the law in court, saying that it "attempts to combat age discrimination in casting through content-based censorship." IMDB is widely used by the public for free. It also sells subscriptions to industry professionals, offering directories and resume tools, for $150 per year. The law would have allowed paid subscribers to ask that their ages be removed. Judge

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    CPAC 2018: Year after coronation, Breitbart has diminished presence at conference

    Last year's edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference served as something of a coronation for Breitbart. The conference's lineup was littered with the website's writers. Steve Bannon, Breitbart's former executive chairman who at that point served as one of President Trump's top advisers, received a rock star's welcome. And the far-right site carried an indomitable presence throughout the week, staking out a prime position on radio row and hosting a glitzy party on a boat. This year's iteration of CPAC provides a vivid picture of how much has changed for Bannon and the site he used to lead. Ousted from Breitbart and shunned by Trump, Bannon isn't anywhere to be found. After claiming

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    'Largest brain tumour' removed in India

    Doctors in India who have removed a 1.8kg (3.9lb) brain tumour from a 31-year-old man say it could be the largest in the world. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, took place on 14 February at the Nair hospital in the western city of Mumbai. But the procedure was not made public as doctors were not sure until now if it had been successful. "Now it's a matter of recovery but he's out of danger", Dr Trimurti Nadkarni, chief of neurosurgery, told the BBC. Santlal Pal, a shopkeeper from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, had been living with the tumour for three years before his surgery was carried out. Doctors said Mr Pal had lost his vision because of the tumour but hoped he would regain it