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Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire

The news nets reporting this morning that Justice John Paul Stevens will retire from the Supreme Court this summer.

Cable networks in full coverage and ABC breaks in to regular programming for a special report anchored by Diane Sawyer.

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More: A courier delivered to the White House a letter from Stevens informing the President of his decision at 10:30amET. The court made an announcement two minutes later. (AP story.)

MSNBC reported the news at 10:33amET, Fox News at 10:34, and CNN at 10:36am. Fox Business reported at 10:32amET.

ABC’s special report aired at 10:41amET. NBC’s Brian Williams broke in with a special report at 11amET.

Update: From 2-2:09pmET, Sawyer anchored a special report with Jack Tapper (um, make that Jake Tapper, Jack Tapper is Jake’s 6-month-old son) for the president’s remarks.

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