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January 3, 2013

US gears for launch of Al Jazeera America

Netizens use #CurrentAlJazeeraShowPitches to debate channel's purchase of Current TV.

Al Jazeera Media Network announced Wednesday that it is acquiring the US channel Current TV, which was founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. The acquisition will be followed by the creation of a new channel, Al Jazeera America, which will give the network greater access to the US market.

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Empire - The US & Cuba: Obsession

The US and Cuba: Obsession

The US and Cuba: Obsession

After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?