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Al Jazeera America has appointed a US broadcast news veteran as its president, less than a month before its launch. Other appointments announced Monday by Al Jazeera America include naming David Doss - formerly senior executive producer at CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 - as senior vice-president for news programming. In a statement on Monday, it said Kate O'Brian, previously senior vice-president at ABC News, would have "full responsibility for defining and implementing the editorial strategy".

Boston PD's new assault rifles raise concern over militarization of police

CSGV's Ladd Everitt weighs in on the unfortunate, continuing arms race between law enforcement and civilians. | Al Jazeera America #gunviolence #gunsafety #gunsense

Norwegian salmon farm offers bounty for escaped fish

Al Jazeera launches US television news service

Al Jazeera is launching a new TV news channel in the United States.Al Jazeera America said that they will give less airtime than other US networks to advertising, typically carrying six minutes of adverts each hour, less than the industry average of 15 minutes.Globally, Al Jazeera is seen in more than 260 million homes in 130 countries.

Al Jazeera America is shutting down after three years

The cable news channel Al Jazeera America is closing up shop in April. Employees were informed of the decision on Wednesday less than three years since the channel's debut in August 2013.

OPINION: Obama’s ‘war on coal’ doesn’t exist

Specious slogans dominate key midterm Senate battles in Appalachia, burying West Virginia coal chemical disaster

Big mammals vs. big oil: New pipeline puts humpback whales at risk

Big mammals vs. big oil: New pipeline puts humpback whales at risk | Al Jazeera America


OPINION: The case for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel