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New York Times unexpectedly replaces top editor Abramson

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, arrives for the State Dinner held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, arrives for the State Dinner held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, arrives for the State Dinner held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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The New York Times Co said that managing editor Dean Baquet, seen in an undated handout photo, will become executive editor of the company's flagship newspaper, effective immediately, succeeding Jill Abramson in an unexpected announcement on Wednesday. REUTERS/Handout/New York Times

The New York Times Co said that managing editor Dean Baquet, seen in an undated handout photo, will become executive editor of the company's flagship newspaper, effective immediately, succeeding Jill Abramson in an unexpected announcement on...more

The New York Times Co said that managing editor Dean Baquet, seen in an undated handout photo, will become executive editor of the company's flagship newspaper, effective immediately, succeeding Jill Abramson in an unexpected announcement on Wednesday. REUTERS/Handout/New York Times
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