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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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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

The Arizona Senate is ditching its controversial measure to knock on doors and ask Arizona residents about their voting history. According to AZCentral, Senate President Karen Fann (R) on Friday penned a letter U.S. Department of Justice detailing the decision.

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