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  1. China Kicks Out American Reporters

    It's news that's fit to print. The diplomatic spat between Beijing and Washington intensified yesterday as Chinese authorities expelled all American journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. That follows a recent U.S. restriction on the number of Chinese journalists working at U.S.-based state media outlets. Times Editor Dean Baquet called China's decision a "grave mistake."

    Why does it matter? Critics of the tit-for-tat say that now — "when facts and information are a matter of life and death," according to advocacy group PEN America — reliable reporting is more important than ever.

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