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Left-leaning television has enjoyed a boost in viewership after a rough end of Obama's presidency, the NYT reports. MSNBC has beat out CNN in prime time viewership 6 out of the past 7 months, and Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" has earned more views that Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight." Bill Maher's HBO has grown by almost 50% since last year.

What about Fox? The right-leaning, most-watched network is also having another big year, with 30% growth over last year. But MSNBC's Rachel Maddow beat out Fox's Tucker Carlson last Wednesday in the 24-54 demographic.

"There is a new safe space for liberals in the age of President Trump: the television set." — Michael M. Grynbaum & John Koblin, NYT

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Why it matters: The announcement adds new targets and details to its February vow to become a "net-zero" emissions company by mid-century.

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The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules

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The big picture: Today's global internet has split into three zones, according to many observers: The EU's privacy-focused network; China's government-dominated network; and the U.S.-led network dominated by a handful of American companies. TikTok's fate suggests China's model has U.S. fans as well.