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FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

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This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the FCC voted to loosen rules meant to support independent local media. The newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the web and cable companies. Critics say dumping these rules, by encouraging consolidation, hurts media diversity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media.