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Megyn Kelly is shown shaking hands and hugging regular folks in the promotional spots for her new NBC morning show that debuts Monday. She looks like a candidate running for office, and in a way, she is. Kelly was part of a politically charged atmosphere during her 12 years at Fox News, surrounded...

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