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News network Al Jazeera is shutting down its cable channel operations in the U.S.  Al Jazeera America is expected to close its doors by the end of April. 

The cable channel explained to employees that it can't meet the economic challenges in the American media market.  At the same time, Al Jazeera America's parent company plans to expand its digital services in the U.S.  Al Jazeera launched its U.S. channel in 2013.  

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