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Fox News host Megyn Kelly took failed Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin to task Monday night for his infamous claim that the female body could terminate a pregnancy in a case of "legitimate rape."
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.