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Jon Stewart highlighted a recent story of a Muslim woman who was mistreated on an airplane flight — when the flight attendant refused to give her an unopened can of soda — in a segment called “Halal Things Considered.”

Offering some solutions to this was The Daily Show’s “senior religious correspondent” Hasan Minhaj, who offered a new segment: “Minhaj’s Muslim Makeover.”

Larry Wilmore highlighted the continuing reactions to Caitlyn Jenner, plus the newest controversy over Mike Huckabee’s anti-transgender sermon — and in that spirit, Larry debuted a new political attack ad, about Mike Huckabee showering with teenage girls.

Conan O’Brien also looked at some of the negative reactions to Caitlyn Jenner — such as an online petition asking to take away her Olympic medals from back when she was living as Bruce Jenner.

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Just 17 of the 44 newly sworn-in Republican members of Congress signed a letter on Wednesday congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and pledging to work with him to find common ground. But even most of these lawmakers who now urge unity voted to overturn his victory just two weeks ago.

In their letter, the "freshmen class" Republicans wrote that they "are hopeful that — despite our ideological differences — we may work together on behalf of the American people we are each so fortunate to serve." They cited COVID-19 relief, pre-existing conditions, infrastructure, antitrust enforcement, and the economy as potential areas for collaboration.

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