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London -- Peter Rippon, the former editor of BBC flagship news magazine Newsnight who was criticized for dropping a planned report on sexual abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile, has a new job as head of the U.K. public broadcaster's online news archive. An internal probe into his decision to not air the report on late former TV host Savile, which contributed to the BBC's crisis in the fall, recently criticized him. Rippon, a lifelong BBC staffer who stepped aside from his role as head of Newsnight in October, will on Monday start his new position as the editor of the

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