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Nancy Pelosi With Stephen Colbert

Following the House of Representatives' adoption of rules for the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, Speaker Pelosi has a candid conversation with Stephen

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Rep. Katie Porter Grills Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it's protecting your data, but Rep. Katie Porter sees their arguments in court as an attempt to exclude the tech giant from any accountability if user data is shared without the user's consent, breached, hacked, or stolen

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The Man Who Corrected Einstein

On the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity (gravity), many of the predictions of this theory have been proven correct. Here's the story of one that was wrong.

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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Politics and 2020

In a wide-ranging conversation before the rally in Queens on Saturday, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke with Ryan Grim about the power of grassroots movements, the importance of electing progressives to Congress, health care, foreign policy and more.

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Jojo Rabbit | Movie

Writer director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy

A major milestone in quantum computing research opens up new possibilities for this technology. The Google AI Quantum team demonstrated how a quantum computer can perform a task no classical computer can in an experiment called "quantum supremacy."

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John Oliver | Weather

John Oliver discusses the tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather

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Rising Up | Bernie 2020

The corporate media covers Bernie's campaign while millions of people around the country rise up

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Glory to Hong Kong: A New Protest Anthem

After months of peaceful marches and clashes, Hong Kong protesters have begun staging a different type of demonstration - mass singalongs of a new song called Glory to Hong Kong.

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The Irishman | Movie

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Full review.

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Jokerman | John Cruz

A new video from Playing for Change featuring John Cruz's soulful rendition of Bob Dylan's "Jokerman." Filmed on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawai'i.

The Day Shall Come | Movie

A British-American black comedy featuring FBI sting operations that bear uncanny and unsettling similarity to actual FBI sting operations.

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The Weight | Featuring Robbie Robertson

“The Weight” celebrates 50 years of this classic song and features musicians performing together across five continents, including Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr

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Innocent People Don't Do Things Like This

With the details of the whistleblower's report revealed, it is clear the White House moved to cover up the President's attempt to get Ukraine's leader to "play ball."

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Don't Waste an Impeachment

Desi Lydic explains how many better things Donald Trump could have gotten himself impeached for

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