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CNN's Chris Cuomo starting HLN series on gritty topics

CNN's Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days with a series for the sister network HLN that initially touches on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade.

The documentary series, "Inside with Chris Cuomo," debuts Friday at 9 p.m. and doesn't affect his day job as co-host of CNN's "New Day" morning show.

"This is the kind of work we all want to do most often, which is a deep dive into a subject that matters," said Cuomo, who worked on ABC's "Primetime Live" before moving to CNN in 2013.

HLN, the former Headline News network, is revamping to have a greater emphasis on crime...