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Al Jazeera America prepares for debut, going against trends

NEW YORK — Fourteen hours of straight news every day. Hard-hitting documentaries. Correspondents in oft-overlooked corners of the country. And fewer commercials than any other news channel.

It sounds like something a journalism professor would imagine. It is Al Jazeera America, the culmination of a long-held dream among the leaders of Qatar, the Middle Eastern emirate that already reaches most of the rest of the world with its Arabic and English-language news channels. The new channel, created specifically for consumers in the United States, will join cable and satellite lineups Tuesday afternoon.

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