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Former NOTW Legal Manager Arrested Over Phone Hacking (HuffPost)
A 60-year-old man was arrested Thursday and is being questioned at a London police station on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, Scotland Yard said. British media, including the BBC and the Press Association identified the man as Tom Crone, the former legal manager for Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.

Kindle Fire Sells Out (AppNewser)
Amazon put out a rather odd press release this morning announcing that the company's Kindle Fire tablet has sold out. The announcement suggests that rather than reissuing the devices, the company will be coming out with a new one. They didn't say exactly what this would be, but Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder/CEO released the following statement.

As Hurricane Isaac Hits New Orleans, Times-Picayune Front Page MIA (Poynter)
Any day a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, the Times-Picayune's front page is a must-peek. But Thursday's front page is missing from the Newseum's "Today's Front Pages" feature. Did the presses stop early?

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