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Conan O’Brien broadcast a very special episode: His trip to Cuba, a project made possible by President Obama’s recent changes in U.S. relations with the island nation. And he even found local substitutes for the house band and sidekick Andy Richter.

The Daily Show looked at the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s private emails — though Jon Stewart wasn’t exactly sure what impact this mini-scandal could even have with voters whose minds are pretty much made up about her one way or the other.

Larry Wilmore highlighted the effects of legalized marijuana — including some input from his 1970’s “Soul Daddy” persona.

Jimmy Fallon brought on a guest who could give us all flashbacks to the 1990’s: The guy who recorded “You’ve Got Mail” for America Online.

Seth Meyers gave a lesson on modern teen slang.

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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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