MSNBC on Monday launched a new online service featuring Web-only fare.

The channel, christened “Shift,” combines live news and short documentaries with original shows that focus on sports, economics, politics and other topics.

One-hour programs include the Washington-oriented “The Briefing” with Luke Russert, “Krystal Clear,” with Krystal Ball discussing women’s issues and a look at the week in popular culture called “So Popular!”

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