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Amy Schumer Announces Plan To Tackle Gun Control

Amy Schumer just joined the gun control fight. During a press conference on Monday, the comedian, along with her cousin New York Senator Chuck Schumer, unveiled a new initiative to tackle gun violence. Last month, 59-year-old John Russell...Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver Explain Why Washington D.C. Should Be the 51st State

On Sunday, Last Week Tonight took on the issue of restricted voting rights for Washington D.C. residents, despite the fact they pay federal taxes and have a larger population than some entire states such as Vermont and Wyoming. Even the Dalai Lama once called the situation "quite strange." "The people of D.C. Show More Summary

Here Are Some Photos of Rep. John Lewis Holding Some Adorable Puppies

Shortly after commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Thursday, Rep. John Lewis stopped by the ASPCA's Paws for Celebration event on Capitol Hill to meet some adorable puppies. Fortunately for the rest...Show More Summary

Here's Your Reminder Donald Trump's Two Sons Are Also Big Game Hunters

On Tuesday, an American dentist admitted to paying $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil the lion, a beloved animal and popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. News of the killing sparked swift condemnation on social media, with many calling...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Slams the American Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion

Following news an American dentist admitted to paying $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe's most beloved animal, comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to his show on Tuesday night to deliver an emotional response. "The big question is: Why are you shooting a lion in the first place?," Kimmel said. Show More Summary

This American Trophy Hunter Allegedly Beheaded Zimbabwe's Most Beloved Lion

Update, July 28, 4:40 p.m.: Walter Palmer released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying he "deeply regrets" killing Cecil the Lion and implied he may have been misled by local guides. A Minnesota dentist has been identified as the big...Show More Summary

John Oliver Explains How Cruel Mandatory Minimum Laws Ruin Lives

Earlier this month, President Obama granted clemency to 46 nonviolent drug offenders, which saw the largest number of presidential commutations granted in a single day since the 1960's. As John Oliver noted on the latest Last Week Tonight,...Show More Summary

35 of Bill Cosby's Accusers Posed for a Powerful New York Magazine Cover Story

New York magazine just released its newest cover story, which features 35 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault for one powerful photo series. The arresting black and white cover photo presents each accuser seated...Show More Summary

'Strange Wilds' Creates Disruptive Noise

Strange Wilds Subjective Concepts Sub Pop Nasty, brutish, and relentlessly thrilling, the Olympia, Washington, trio Strange Wilds grinds up abrasive rock'n'roll ingredients and spews 'em out as one glorious wave of disruptive noise.Show More Summary

This Video of 22-Year-Old Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Amazing

Action movie star, environmental activist, exercise instructor, kindergarten teacher, governor of the largest state in the union. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been many things. But it all started with bodybuilding. While digging through...Show More Summary

Ohio State's Quarterback Has the Perfect Response to a Fan's Stupid "Shut Up and Play" Tweet

Sometimes athletes choose to stand in the center of a movement and make a statement. Ohio State's Cardale Jones, quarterback of this year's national championship football team, took some time Thursday to ask a simple question on Twitter: You...Show More Summary

Ikea Recalling Dressers After Two Children Die from Falling Drawers

In February 2014, a two-year-old boy from Pennsylvania was killed after an Ikea Malm dresser tipped over and pinned him to his bed. In another incident in June of that year, a 23-month-old child died after being trapped beneath falling...Show More Summary

Obama Pledges to Use Executive Order to Keep Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show"

As Jon Stewart prepares his imminent exit from The Daily Show, President Obama stopped by the set in New York on Tuesday to bid farewell to the longstanding host and promised to use his office's power to prevent him from leaving. "I can't believe you're leaving before me," Obama said during his seventh and final visit with Stewart as host. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Just Accidentally Tweeted a Photo of a Convicted Murderer

Less than a week after tweeting a campaign poster that confused men dressed in Nazi uniforms for American soldiers, Donald Trump is proving once again he is in fact not a "really smart person." Last night, the real estate mogul fellShow More Summary

Rachel Dolezal Is Now a Weave-Specializing Hairstylist

On the off chance you were wondering what Rachel Dolezal has been up to since allegations surfaced she has been lying for years about being a black woman, the former president of Spokane's NAACP chapter recently sat down for an interview to let you know that she's still making a living off of black culture. Show More Summary

Fox News Has Some Very Stupid Thoughts About Sharks

A surfer in South Africa was attacked by a shark during a competition on TV over the weekend. Fox and Friends discussed this event this morning. It was very, very dumb. Here is the transcript, courtesy of Raw Story: I think that theShow More Summary

John Oliver Wants Americans to Stop Throwing Out So Much Food

Americans waste a ton of food. According to a study cited in Sunday's Last Week Tonight, the country throws out nearly $165 billion worth of food every year, amounting to 730 football stadiums full of trash. "Watching all that food go from farm to not a table is awful for a bunch of reasons," Oliver said. Show More Summary

The Bird and the Bee Finds the Aching Heart Beneath the Glossy Surfaces

The Bird and the Bee Recreational Love Rostrum The unlikely but artistically fruitful partnership of Inara George and Greg Kurstin, aka The Bird and the Bee, has flourished for a decade, despite little encouragement from the commercial mainstream. Show More Summary

Caitlyn Jenner Just Delivered this Kickass Speech About Acceptance

Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at last night's ESPY's in Los Angeles, and used the opportunity to deliver a powerful speech urging fellow athletes and celebrities to understand the immense challenges trans people, especially teenagers, face everyday. "It's not just about one person," Jenner said. Show More Summary

John Oliver Explains How Wealthy Sports Teams Are Scamming Taxpayers

Every year, American cities across the country spend billions of dollar in public money in order to build shiny new sports stadiums we probably don't need. As John Oliver explained on the latest Last Week Tonight, these stadiums areShow More Summary

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