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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday highlighted “the underlying truth of North Korea,” which he called “a dark place” both figuratively and literally. This contrasts with western media portrayals of the dictatorship as an eccentric, accordion-filled place where everyone’s required to have the same bad haircut.

Then, to give the indoctrinated people of North Korea “a sense of how America is feeling right now,” Oliver enlists Weird Al Yankovic, who plays the “international language” of the accordion “like a fucking angel.”

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Washington (AFP) - Republicans in the US Senate prevented action Thursday on a bill to address domestic terrorism in the wake of a racist massacre at a grocery store in upstate New York.

Democrats had been expecting defeat but were seeking to use the procedural vote to highlight Republican opposition to tougher gun control measures following a second massacre at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

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Jimmy Kimmel

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The totally needless killing of 19 school children and two teachers in the latest school shooting shows once again that we're a nation on the verge of total disaster.

Never hesitant to nail hypocritical Republicans, Jimmy Kimmel began his show without an audience on Wednesday and delivered a poignant monologue about the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Kimmel blasted feckless Republicans by noting most Americans support common-sense gun laws, but the legislation stalls “because our cowardly leaders just aren’t listening to us ― they’re listening to the NRA.”

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