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Verizon has not proposed an acquisition to Charter-sources

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc , the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, has not proposed an acquisition to Charter Communications Inc, according to sources.

Earlier on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon was exploring a combination with the cable company, citing sources familiar with the situation.

(Reporting by Greg Roumeliotis, Anjali Athavaley and Pamela Barbaglia; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)