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Sources: Google reaches deal with CBS for planned web TV service, sources say; near accord with 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney Co. - Wall Street Journal

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Candy Crush

CBS orders hour-long, live action game show based on Candy Crush mobile game franchise

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mergers & acquisitions

CBS and Viacom have not yet engaged, but are preparing for merger talks; CBS CEO Leslie Moonves seeks governance rights, CNBC says citing sources

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Sources: Viacom and CBS boards hire advisers for potential merger - Wall Street Journal

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Viacom board names special committee to review possible merger with CBS - WSJ

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Sumner Redstone's National Amusements proposes CBS-Viacom merger - Forbes

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CBS, Viacom controlling shareholder to call on companies to merge, sources say - Reuters

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Jane Pauley named anchor of CBS News' 'Sunday Morning' - CBS News

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Charles Osgood announces his retirement as anchor of CBS' 'Sunday Morning' after 22 years; will continue to anchor daily news radio broadcasts - CBS News

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Actor Thomas Gibson fired from CBS TV show 'Criminal Minds' after kicking a writer on set - Hollywood Reporter

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2016 US elections

Photo: Donald Trump and Mike Pence sit for 1st interview as running mates in '60 Minutes' piece that will air on Sunday - @JeffFager

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2016 Democratic National Convention

Twitter to live stream Republican and Democratic conventions through deal with CBSN - CNN

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Michael Dann

Michael Dann, a prominent television programmer in the 1950s and 1960s at NBC and CBS, dies at age 94 - New York Times

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Sumner Redstone

Reports: Sumner Redstone ousts Viacom CEO and director from trust that will control Viacom and CBS after his death - Fortune, CNBC

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'60 Minutes' correspondent Morley Safer dies at age 84, reports CBS News - @CharlieKayeCBS

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60 Minutes

CBS News says 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer will formally retire this week - @CharlieKayeCBS

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Russian athlete doping scandal

WADA President Sir Craig Reedie on new probe into Russia doping allegations: 'WADA will probe these new allegations immediately. The claims made in the program (CBS 60 Minutes) offer real cause for concern, as they contain new allegations regarding attempts to subvert the anti-doping process at the Sochi Games' - WADA


Russian athlete doping scandal

More: WADA says new Russian doping investigation prompted by CBS '60 Minutes' report - WADA

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CBS, Viacom board members planning to visit Sumner Redstone 'to investigate his competency for themselves' now that trial is over, per Dow Jones - CNBC

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather says he's in talks with CBS and Showtime about possible comeback; says 'crazy numbers have been thrown [his] way... upwards of 9 figures' - @JeffCoxCNBCcom

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