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Al-Jazeera America makes its debut

Network hired US news vets

NEW YORK — Al-Jazeera America signed on with a brisk hello from anchor Tony Harris before he got down to business with his network’s first stories: continued turmoil in Egypt, shots fired at an Atlanta elementary school, and more wildfires in the West.

With that, the network entered the cable-news fray long dominated by CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.

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