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Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks at the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem,N.C., Monday, May 19, 2014. "What's next for me? I don't know. So I'm in exactly the same boat as many of you," Abramson told the Class of 2014 Monday morning. The Times announced last week that Abramson was being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks at the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem,N.C., Monday, May 19, 2014. "What's next for me? I don't know. So I'm in exactly the same boat as many of you," Abramson told the Class of 2014 Monday morning. The Times announced last week that Abramson was being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

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