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Trevor Noah examined the sheer dysfunction going on in the House of Representatives, as no Republican seems to even want to become the new speaker — and how even Paul Ryan isn’t good enough for right-wingers who are now calling him a communist.

The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams explained the problem: “Paul Ryan is getting Playboy‘d”: With all the sleazy right-wing sites on the Internet, there’s nothing he can really do to keep up with them — and what’s even worse, conservatives can’t possibly be satisfied anymore from any real-life act of governance. And while she was it, she explained the similarities between modern right-wing politics and pornography.

James Corden highlighted the news that Playboy will no longer publish nude photos — which got him listing all the places you can still find a picture of a naked woman.

Larry Wilmore and Holly Walker looked at the controversy over the pirate ship toy set that appears to depict a slave.

Jimmy Fallon listed the “Pros and Cons” of watching the first Democratic debate.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration admits that government data on heat-related injury, illness, and death on the job are “likely vast underestimates.” Those vast underestimates are “about 3,400 workplace heat-related injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work per year from 2011 to 2020” and an average of 40 fatalities a year. Looking deeper, Public Citizen found, “An analysis of more than 11 million workers’ compensation injury reports in California from 2001 through 2018 found that working on days with hotter temperatures likely caused about 20,000 injuries and illnesses per year in that state, alone—an extraordinary 300 times the annual number injuries and illnesses that California OSHA (Cal/OSHA) attributes to heat.”

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