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Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ season 3 launched

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood (left) and Robin Wright as Clair Underwood. Nathaniel E. Bell/Netflix/AP

It’s back for real this time. After over a year (minus one 20-minute “technical glitch” preview two weeks ago), Netflix’s Emmy-Award-winning “House of Cards” went live at 3 a.m. EST this morning.

Fans can see Frank and Claire Underwood continue their machinations, now from a hard-won White House perch. Launched in February 2013, ‘‘House of Cards’’ was among the first major series to release an entire season at once, a move that fed into viewers’ desire to devour several episodes at a time instead of having to wait a week to see another installment.

Watch the trailer here: