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The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

Conan O’Brien had plenty of fun with it in his monologue.

Conan also looked at all the other ways that the New England Patriots have cheated over the years.

Jimmy Kimmel had a discussion on “Deflate-Gate,” trading puns with Boston native Edward Norton.

But then Kimmel also had legendary sportscaster Al Michaels as a guest, with Michaels himself saying that there are more important events in the world to talk about.

And on a more serious note, The Daily Show did look at an important story: Bringing on South African comedian Trevor Noah to discuss how the media has largely overlooked the atrocities still being committed by the terrorist militia Boko Haram — and moreover, the way that Americans don’t seem to know very much about foreign events at all.

Michael Flynn

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a "full pardon" for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a key figure from the start of Russia investigation and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential transition. The reason for his lying was never fully explained. He also admitted to working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey while serving on the Trump campaign, work that included publishing a ghost-written op-ed in The Hill that argued for extraditing an American resident who is seen as an enemy of the Turkish government. After admitting to his crimes, Flynn attempted to recant and withdraw his guilty plea, an issue which had yet to be resolved by the courts.

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