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John Oliver picks a fight with Meghan McCain’s husband

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HBO host John Oliver opened his Sunday episode of “Last Week Tonight” with the decision to talk about something hilarious and somewhat positive instead of diving right into the depressing week of reality.

EuroVision ended its season in Israel with one of the top bands, Hatari, being a self-described “Icelandic, award-winning, anti-capitalist, techno performance, BDSM band.”

Oliver explained that the band largely did well because the show has tried desperately to stay away from commenting on politics, but this band went there and people loved them for it, even if they didn’t disagree.

Ironically, the lead singer responded to their newly-found fame as helping them be “one step closer to our plan to destroy capitalism.” Oliver noted that while some might think the band is unqualified to comment on economic policy, one of the members of the band says that he is the son of the Icelandic ambassador to the U.K.

“Now, you may be thinking that’s the most embarrassing child of a prominent political figure you’ve ever seen, but let me remind you of the continued existence of Meghan McCain,” Oliver said, before gasping in faux shock at the audience’s reaction.

“Oh no! Oh no!” Oliver exclaimed to calls from the audience. “Oh, I bet her husband is going to get so mad at me now! What on earth is he going to tweet and then delete? I can’t wait to find out!”

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The reference was to McCain’s husband who went on the attack against “Late Night” host Seth Meyers this week after he and McCain had an extremely civilized conversation about an issue they disagreed on. Meyers used the moment to illustrate that people of different perspectives can talk about politics without turning it into a drama-fest of irrational shouting.

The following morning, however, McCain’s husband, Ben Domenech, went off on Meyers doing exactly what Meyers was criticizing commentators of doing. Domenech ultimately deleted his tweets, explaining he shouldn’t have lost it.

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New biographer claims she knows how Kim Jong Un will die

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A new biography about Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield is uncovering many of the unique moments in the childhood of the North Korean dictator. But one piece that isn't included in the book is her prediction for how the leader will die.

In a CNN interview with Brian Todd, Fifield explained that Kim's chain-smoking, drinking and consumption of rich and fatty foods would likely be his undoing. She doesn't anticipate he'll ever have a coup d'etat, but he could probably have a heart attack.

Other shocking observations she made include that Kim's parents had to bring in children so that he would have someone to play with him, effectively meaning his "friends" were paid for.

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Black Republican: Cops ‘treat their dogs better than they treat us’

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Black Republican political commentator Shermichael Singleton was part of a panel discussing the Phoenix police department that violently arrested the parents of a little girl who walked out of a dollar store with a doll.

The incident occurred months ago, but only now the footage is being released by police, revealing the way the family was treated.

Democratic strategist Joel Payne seemed appalled at the police in the video and the mark that likely left on the children who experienced it.

"I think about that young man talking about his child, and this is their first interaction with police," he said, noting Father's Day. "And that is the life, that's the life lesson that that child is being taught is that in that moment, that police officer was trying to hurt her and to hurt her parents. That's unacceptable."

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US attacks Russia’s power grid — but Trump was kept in the dark about it

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The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop.

"The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before."

Trump has not been briefed on the operation because of “the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.”

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