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Larry Wilmore gave some accolades to Alabama, after Governor Robert Bentley (R) unilaterally ordered the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. “They took down their four Confederate fla— wait, what the f**k were they flying four Confederate flags?! Four?!”

Larry also looked at Bill O’Reilly’s coverage of how racism in America is totally over — which, of course, was a panel of all-white contributors. And so Larry made things right — by inserting himself into the panel, in order to give some aerial support to the one liberal guest against Bill’s flip responses. “‘So what’?! Slavery gets a ‘So what’?!”

Jon Stewart highlighted the great cultural awakening against displays of the Confederate flag, in a segment called: “Huh, I Guess It Is Pretty F#@kin’ Weird That We Fly A Flag In Honor Of A Pro-Slavery Secessionist Army.”

Conan O’Brien highlighted the campaign launch of Bobby Jindal, as the first Indian-American to run for president, as well as the upcoming campaign for Chris Christie: “One guy who’s been to New Delhi — and one guy who’s been to every deli.”

Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Arnold Schwarzenegger, for a special game called “Brainstorm.”

And Seth Meyers reunited with his great co-host from Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” feature, the one and only Amy Poehler, for a “Really!?!” take on the badmouthing of women’s sports.

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