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Larry Wilmore welcomed a very special guest: Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas high school student who was falsely arrested after he brought a homemade clock to school. And Larry couldn’t help but ask the question: Wasn’t it kind of cool to get arrested?

Stephen Colbert skewered Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who has declared that he will boycott Pope Francis’ speech to Congress because of the latter’s focus on the issue of climate change.

“This is the Vicar of Christ you’re walking out on. I don’t give a flying flock what your personal doctrine is — you do not disrespect the Bishop of Rome,” Stephen declared. “And if you’re so stuck on your ways — and yes, it’s hard for me to talk, I’m so angry. And if you’re so stuck in your ways that you would give up your chance to hear words of our Holy Father — then can I have your tickets?!”

Conan O’Brien showed the further adventures of the Internet’s latest viral sensation: “Pizza Rat” — and it’s a busy day at work for a New Yorker.

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAGA movement and far-right Christian fundamentalists have downplayed its severity — inspiring critics to slam MAGA as a suicidal "death cult." Christian fundamentalist Joy Pullmann, in a shocking op-ed published by the far-right website The Federalist on the day of Gen. Colin Powell's death, argues that Christians should welcome death from COVID-19, like any other cause of death, as "a good thing." And she attacks the "pagan assumptions" of those who argue in favor of widespread vaccination.

"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

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