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2 Days Ago   It may be hard to believe, but it's now been over three years since Pokémon Go first pika'd its way into our hearts. Three years since July 2016, when the game was rolled out country-by-country by Niantic.

2 Days Ago   Wondering why Trump has announced even more restrictions that could stop legal immigrants entering the U.S.? Seth Meyers has an idea. In the deep dive above, he argues that the president is toughening his stance on immigration because he's been unable to deliver on any of the other promises he's made to his voters — from reforming healthcare to stopping factories from closing down.

2 Days Ago   There's nothing worse than being mistaken for someone you really, really don't like. Stephen King knows this better than most. The famed horror author shares a name with Rep.

3 Days Ago   Even though Trump has stated that his trade war with China definitely, definitely isn't being paid for by Americans (he promises), he still decided to delay some tariffs until December — just so Christmas isn't in any way impacted (you know, just in case the tariffs actually were being paid for by Americans after all).

3 Days Ago   Henry Golding is so achingly cool these day that he may even have fooled you into thinking he's always been that way. He hasn't, though. Back before he was a famous actor, the Last Christmas star was a host on a Malaysian travel show — and the audition tape he made to get the part is really quite something.

3 Days Ago   Forget about the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, the ones for acting, and all the other so-called "big" categories. This year, it's all about Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.

3 Days Ago   Rep. Ayanna Pressley knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the president's abuse. The Democratic Congresswoman is one of four politicians (collectively known as The Squad) Trump attacked in a barrage of racist tweets in July, and who he's continued to lash out at ever since.

4 Days Ago   Remember when Trump went viral a while back for those dumb photos he took in that 18-wheeler semi? As Seth Meyers points out in the Late Night segment above, the president has made the truck driving industry a big part of his campaign strategy — but after several years in office, has he actually made drivers' lives any better?

4 Days Ago   Cleaning up the mean streets of Twitter is no easy task, but Chrissy Teigen is still giving it her best shot. Back in June, she tweeted out two ideas for ways to improve the platform: an "emotional feed" that "only lets you see happy posts" and the ability to make notes on someone's account, so you could remind yourself why you'd followed them in the first place.

5 Days Ago   In case you didn't know, Stephen Colbert is a pretty big Lord of the Rings fan. And despite the fact he spends his days hanging out with famous people, he's still pretty star-struck when he interviews Cate Blanchett in the clip above.

5 Days Ago   On Friday, Simone Biles casually made history with a never-before-seen-move — a double-twisting somersault dismount off the balance beam — at the U.S. Gymnastic Championships. And now, she's done it again.

5 Days Ago   Warning: Contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 3. There is nothing quite like the binge-happy feeling of elation you get when a new Stranger Things season drops — or, by contrast, the yawning sense of despair you feel when it's all over again.

5 Days Ago   Wondering what Adele's been up to since her last album came out? Well, a quick look on Instagram is enough to tell us the answer: she's having an absolutely amazing time.

6 Days Ago   You don't have to look too far to know that world leaders often do some strange things — but few can compete with the bizarre quirks of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.

8 Days Ago   Remember when Trevor Noah tore into Neil deGrasse Tyson's response to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio? Well, in the segment above from The Daily Show, he's shared more thoughts on the aftermath of mass shootings — and the real toll these horrific events can take on society.

8 Days Ago   There have been countless examples this week of Republicans who are desperate to blame America's gun violence problem on anything but the guns themselves. In the aftermath of the horrendous mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Trump and his supporters have spoken about mental illness and video games as being two potential causes — much to the frustration of those calling for tighter gun control.

9 Days Ago   Talking to strangers on the phone is already awkward enough. But when you're suddenly forced to start every new sentence you say to them with a different letter of the alphabet, everything reaches a whole new level of cringe.

9 Days Ago   As you've probably noticed, the Democratic race is a pretty packed field. And, as The Late Show's Stephen Colbert points out in the video above, 14 of the people running are white men.

10 Days Ago   Alongside video games, another thing Donald Trump blamed for the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio was mental illness. "Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger," he said during a press conference.

10 Days Ago   Anyone who's been watching The Late Late Show for a while will know that James Corden's audience Q&As aren't like normal Q&As. He's previously had similar sessions interrupted by the likes of both David Spade and Neil Patrick Harris — and this time around, he has an impersonator to contend with.

10 Days Ago   They say any publicity is good publicity — and it appears Seth Rogen is a firm believer in the expression. Earlier in the week, journalist Ashley Feinberg tweeted out a selection of one-star reviews for Rogen's new superhero comedy The Boys.

11 Days Ago   Fox News has a lot of ideas about how to counter America's gun violence problem — but not many of these seem to involve actually restricting the guns themselves.

11 Days Ago   On Monday, James Corden was one of many late night hosts to give a response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

11 Days Ago   Following the tragic mass shootings that took place in Texas and Ohio, a number of Republicans rolled out a tired scapegoat: video games. Despite evidence to the contrary, video games have often been singled out as a cause of violence in U.S.

11 Days Ago   Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter following the horrific events in Texas and Ohio, to make a point about mass shootings that was widely criticised. "Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data," wrote Tyson, alongside a list of other causes of death that he argued led to a greater loss of life within the same period of time.

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