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Good morning! It’s been a confusing week: it’s cold, it’s hot, it’s sunny, it’s rainy, it’s Wednesday. But we are starting to get our bearings and maybe remember to bring an umbrella. And Book Expo America starts today so get ready for some book buzz, if book buzz is your thing.

In other news:

Anyone want to buy a digital-only weekly magazine? Looks like Newsweek is for sale…again. And just like the last time Newsweek was for sale, when Barry Diller bought the magazine for a song and merged it with The Daily Beast , it isn’t  really about the (low) price, it’s about the assumption of liabilities.  So it’ll cost ya in the long run. Although now that Newsweek is all digital, it does presumably cost less to produce. And it remains to be seen what the sale will mean for editor in chief Tina Brown. (Variety)

The Times‘ Carolyn Ryan, who moved over from Metro to head the Politics section earlier this spring, thought about hiring The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball and Politico’s Maggie Haberman for the politics desk. Last week, the Times announced that Politico’s Jonathan Martin will cover politics for the paper of record. Apparently, looking at Politico reporters for political positions shows that Ms. Ryan is thinking outside of the box. (The Huffington Post)

To Russia, with love: Larry King is joining RT, the Russian-based version of CNN, where he will bring over his existing show, “Larry King Now” and host a new show called “Politics With Larry King.” The shows will be recorded in LA and DC, not Russia. (Politico)

Thomson Reuters hires Andrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist Group, to head news agency arm. (The Guardian)

Longtime Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, whose departure from the troubled alt-weekly earlier this month was a source of outrage, is going to be pretty busy: he is going to write a weekly interview feature for Gawker, do a weekly column for, a column for Advocate and contribute to Scene and The New York Times. (The New York Post)

CBS This Morning‘s Norah O’Donnell is getting sick of taking a back seat to co-host/Oprah BFF Gayle King. But the drama hasn’t risen to Matt Lauer and Ann Curry level drama or anything. (The New York Daily News)

Bloomberg View blogger and “rising star of moderate conservatism” Josh Barro is going to Business Insider, where he will be the politics editor. (Politico)

Morning Media Mix