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Ari Melber 
Emmy-winning journalist, Host of "The Beat with Ari Melber," MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Author, Attorney, Music Obsessive ... and writer of this newsletter! (Bylines: NYT, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Politico, The Nation) #HovDid
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Calder McHugh is a Southpaw founder who has worked for PBS FRONTLINE, VICE, MSNBC, and Yahoo Finance.