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The Ticker: Grace, Slime, Willie

  • HLN’s Nancy Grace has signed a deal to stay with the network through 2017. Grace tells the NYPost that CNN chief Jeff Zucker approached her in July about a contract extension.

  • ABC News lawyers have asked a South Dakota circuit court judge to dismiss a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit over a 2012 “World News’” story on beef byproduct “pink slime.”

  • The “Today” show’s Willie Geist hosts “What We Wasted Our Year On,” Fri., Dec. 27 at 9pmET on NBC. The comedy special is produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions.

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