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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a news writer for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and interned at The L Magazine. At New York University she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, The Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Jon Stewart was expecting a smooth transition back to "The Daily Show" Monday night after two weeks of summer vacation.

But between the migrant crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the news Stewart missed was enough to kill the comedian's new tropical parrot.

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