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First Clinton-Trump Debate Draws Super Bowl-Level 46.2 Overnight

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The 46.2 overnight across CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC compares to a 49.0 for CBS' Broncos-Panthers Super Bowl 50 broadcast earlier this year.

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Univ. Of CT Adjusts To Div. I

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Names & Faces

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Final Nielsen Weekend Ratings

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MLB Contraction Ruling Delayed

Arbitrator Shyam Das yesterday "asked for and was granted yet another extension" for his decision on the MLBPA''s grievance over MLB''s contraction plans, according to Laura Price-Brown of NEWSDAY. Th

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Media Monitor

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Butt Out After complaints from health groups, NBA drops Lorillard tobacco as sponsor of its Hoop-It-Up tourney. Call Waiting Contraction decision delayed, as the union today begins series of conferenc

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