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Christiane Amanpour will replace Charlie Rose on PBS: ‘Thrilled to be a female filling this role’

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Award-winning international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will take over for ousted PBS host Charlie Rose, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Tuesday.

The new late-night public affairs program will be named Amanpour & Company and launch in July.

“I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views,” Amanpour told CNN. “Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent.”

“I am also thrilled to be a female filling this role at this time!” she added.

Amanpour has been awarded the Walter Cronkite Award, the Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club, the George Polk Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism.

Contributors Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan will work from the WNET studio in New York City, while Amanpour hosts from CNN in London.

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“For decades, a national audience has turned to PBS for smart conversations about the ideas of our time from diverse voices. That trusted tradition continues with ‘Amanpour & Company,'” WNET president and CEO Neal Shapiro said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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