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Senator Al Franken (D-MN) made a rare appearance on national TV, sitting in with his old friend David Letterman. And while they were discussing the ongoing controversies in Letterman home state of Indiana, the former comedian Franken had a suggestion: Dave should go back to Indiana — and seek to join Al by running for the Senate, too.

Seth Meyers took on the endless media speculation and questions to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) about whether she’ll run for president — and her repeated responses that she is simply not doing so.

Conan O’Brien sat with the one and only Ringo Starr, who talked about how he had grown up with the most hardscrabble background among the Beatles.

And James Corden hosted Katie Couric, who talked about the ongoing controversies with her former news colleague Brian Williams, and called for a sense of mercy and consideration in the popular culture.

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For a long time, inflation has been the phantom of the American economy: often expected but never seen. But the latest Consumer Price Index, which showed that prices rose by five percent from May of last year to May of this year, raises fears that it is breaking down the front door and taking over the guest room.

The price jump was the biggest one-month increase since 2008. It appears to support the warning of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who wrote in February that President Joe Biden's budget binge could "set off inflationary pressures of a kind we have not seen in a generation." Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell charged last month that the administration has already produced "raging inflation."

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