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Stephen Colbert relentlessly mocks Trump’s bizarre “both sides” press conference in his hastily rewritten monologue

President Donald Trump is facing heat “from many sides” after essentially retracting several of his previous Charlottesville comments in Tuesday’s bizarre press conference. His off the cuff remarks on Tuesday seemed to reset his stance to the “many sides” one he held on Saturday. All of this flip-flopping left journalists completely dumbfounded — but they weren’t the only ones.

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According to one writer, the conference caused the folks in the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” writer’s room to completely throw out the script they’d been working on for that evening’s show, and write a new one from scratch.

You GOTTA watch @colbertlateshow tonight. The monologue is straight fire. We rewrote the entire thing in 30 min after Trump's shitstorm. — Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) August 15, 2017

The conference concluded shortly before the show was due to start taping, and so it was that the day after the “Late Show” host dictated a list of things President Trump appears to dislike more than Nazis, Colbert was forced to double down on his efforts, and he laid into the president once again for his evident reluctance to fully condemn white supremacists.

RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel asks if President Trump is “cutting eye holes out of his bed sheets.”

“He held a press conference today, in I believe the seventh circle of hell,” Colbert joked. He then mocked Trump for claiming that he likes to “wait for the facts” before speaking, highlighting the various fibs he has told since he became president, such “illegal voters” and the size of his inauguration crowd.

"I don't agree with the Nazis, but they had a permit for Normandy & the Allies didn't." -Donald Trump — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 16, 2017

“Honestly, if the press were not fake, and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice,” Trump said at the conference.

“And if you were a better president, you would have said something very nice,” the host fired back.

Colbert also disagreed with the president’s belief that “the white supremacist alt-right” and what Trump referred to as the “alt-left” deserved equal blame. “First of all, sir, the opposite of alt-right isn’t the alt-left, it’s the not-Nazis,” he said.

This humorous piece about Steve Bannon’s resumé also ran during the same episode:

You’ll definitely want to add these mind-blowing vacation spots to your travel bucket list

When planning a vacation, do you stick to  the popular, tried and true locations , or do you like to branch out?

Either way, you should definitely check out some of these travel spots. They’re all worth adding to the bucket list.

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

It got its name for a reason! The area’s stunning blue waters also have therapeutic properties. Your skin will thank you for taking a dip.


This Himalayan country is perfect for thrill seekers. It offers wildlife safaris and bungee jumping, among other activities.

For the truly courageous, Nepal is also home to  the world’s most dangerous airport , which is perched at the edge of a 9,200-foot cliff.

Taipei, Taiwan

Calling all foodies! Taipei is home to dozens of world-class restaurants, making it Asia’s next big culinary destination.

Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

This is the ultimate ski destination, with one of the best resorts in the world.

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

This entire island is a nature preserve, with the purest sand on the planet.

Plan a wintertime trip to Australia — while the weather’s cold in the U.S., it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere !


It’s called the pearl of the Mediterranean, and it’s a lot cheaper than some of the nearby countries.


For cold weather lovers only! Antarctica is home to 90 percent of the world’s ice.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Much like Nepal, this area of New Zealand is perfect for adventurers. Why not take the plunge?

No space? No problem! Here are some tips for decorating a tiny apartment

Smaller spaces aren’t always easier to decorate. In fact, they come with a whole new set of home design challenges.

Here are some ways to make the most of a tiny space.

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RELATED: How to decorate your new home for less

Moving into a small place, such as a studio or one-bedroom apartment, is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter. Get rid of the clothing and items you no longer use.

Utilize your furniture wisely, only buy what you need, and remember that storage space is your new best friend!

6 food trends you absolutely must try this fall

The change in seasons is a time for new food trends to grace our plates.

With fall right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of some of the dishes you absolutely must try.

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RELATED: Her gorgeous autumn salad will make anyone want to eat their vegetables

From the spicy foods of North Africa to bite-size desserts, this rundown has something for everyone. Which ones will you try?

If you’re going to watch the eclipse, be sure to pick up your protective glasses this week

The excitement around the upcoming solar eclipse has reached a fever pitch, as citizens of 11 different states will experience a total eclipse for the first time since 1979.

If you’re making plans to watch this extraordinary event in person, proper eye protection is of the utmost importance. Many retailers are taking advantage of the frenzy and selling solar eclipse glasses, but only certain pairs are safe.

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According to the American Astronomical Society, consumers should only purchase glasses with filters that are ISO-12312-2 certified.

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With the glasses on, you should only be able to see light from the sun. If you can see other light sources through the glasses, they will not protect your eyes during the eclipse. Also, be sure there aren’t any rips or holes in the glasses.

The following retail locations sell the ISO-compliant glasses:

  • 7-Eleven
  • Best Buy
  • Lowe’s
  • Toys “R” US
  • Wal-Mart

You can also find the glasses online:

Many online retailers are already sold out of eclipse glasses, so don’t wait if you’re considering making a purchase.

Dad walks son to first day of kindergarten, college in heartwarming viral photos

Two touching photos of a father and son are tugging at heartstrings across the internet.

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One photo shared by 17-year-old Charles Brockman III shows him and his father walking side-by-side on the first day of kindergarten. The next photo shows the pair walking side-by-side as his dad moves him into his college dorm room.

>> On HotTopics.TV: Father and son graduate together, plan to continue their educations 

“From the first day of kindergarten to college move in. Thank you dad,” Brockman wrote when sharing the photo on Twitter.

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According to the Dallas Morning News, Brockman graduated from Plano Senior High School in Texas in June. He’s now running track for Mississippi State University.

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“It hasn’t hit me yet because they’re still here, but I know it will hit me soon,” Brockman told the newspaper. “I’m happy they raised me to be who I am. But I know I got growing up to do.”

Mom shares heartbreaking photo after daughter dies from heroin overdose

The American opioid epidemic claimed another victim Monday

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The mother of 22-year-old Elaina Towery shared a gut-wrenching photograph of her clutching her daughter just moments before she was taken off life support at a Detroit hospital.

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Elaina reportedly died due to an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl. She fell into a coma on Thursday.

Cheryl Towery, 49, told WJBK that her daughter had been battling addiction for seven years.

“She’s my only daughter, my best friend,” Cheryl said. “She was supposed to start her new job today; now she’s on life support.”

>> Doctor saves woman overdosing on flight

She told WJBK that her daughter and a friend had stopped at a Detroit Burger King last week. Elaina went inside to use the restroom. After about 20 to 25 minutes, her friend thought it was odd that she had not returned. Shortly afterward, a Burger King employee found Elaina unconscious on the bathroom floor.

Only moments earlier, Cheryl said, she had received a text message saying her daughter would be home soon.

“By 6 p.m., 6:30, 7, I finally got a message on Facebook,” Cheryl said.

>> How heroin changes our brains and more things to know about the drug

She said her daughter had gone into cardiac arrest.

Elaina had survived five previous overdoses and visits to five different treatment centers, Cheryl said.

“I wasn’t prepared for what I saw in the emergency room,” Cheryl said. “Because that’s the worst I’ve ever seen her.”

She said her daughter’s addiction began in 2010, when she started to abuse prescription drugs to deal with an abusive boyfriend. That boyfriend, who was convicted of domestic abuse and other crimes, is also the father of Elaina’s 5-year-old son, Christopher. She gave up her son due to her addiction, Cheryl said.

Cheryl believes Elaina giving up her baby contributed to her addiction problems. She was also working as a prostitute, Cheryl told WJBK.

“[She was] beat up, being pimped out, being kept in a hotel room on heroin,” Cheryl said.

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Cheryl said she made the decision remove Elaina from life support on Monday after it became clear that her daughter's vital organs were failing and that there was no brain activity.

“I’m going to fight for the rest of my life to make sure the people down here on the street selling this to people need to be locked up,” she said.

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Report: Aetna in talks with Apple to provide Apple watches to millions of customers

A partnership between Apple and Aetna could bring Apple watches to the insurance company’s more than 20 million customers, according to a report. 

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The two companies held private meetings Thursday and Friday in southern California to discuss options for such a move, CNBC reported, citing unnamed sources.Aetna already offers an Apple Watch to its 50,000 employees as part of its corporate wellness program and to individuals with Aetna plans under “select large employers.”

According to CNBC, Aetna is negotiating with Apple to try to provide a plan in which its 23 million members could receive an Apple watch for free or at a discounted price.

The perk would benefit both Aetna, which has increased efforts to get its members more health-conscious, and Apple, which has begun to promote health and fitness-tracking as a primary use for the Apple watch.

Apple, which reportedly surpassed Fitbit as the top-selling wearable fitness tracker, may have plans to develop its watch to better cater to wearers with chronic diseases, making the gadget even more desirable and multifunctioning, CNBC reported.

An unnamed source told CNBC that Aetna is pushing to have the plan developed by early next year.

Read more at CNBC.

Here’s a list of things that are more likely to happen than you winning the Powerball

Your chances of winning the humongous $430 million Powerball jackpot are so slim that they may as well be non-existent. According to, the odds of winning are 1 in 292 million (or 1 in 292,201,338, to be precise.)

The smart folks over at Business Insider ran the numbers, and they ain’t pretty. Buying lottery tickets is such a colossal waste of time that you may as well just burn the cash at home instead of heading to the store to buy them — it would be quicker.

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But, as the saying goes, you can’t win if you don’t play. But here’s a list of events (that we definitely didn’t make up) that are more likely to happen than winning the Powerball.

Don’t say we didn’t you.

This scene from “National Lampoon’s Vacation” is easily one of the funniest moments in the history of cinema

In this hilarious scene from 1983’s “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” patriarch Clark Griswold — played brilliantly by Chevy Chase — gets pulled over by a state trooper for leaving a dog tied to the back of his car, only for it to meet its demise on the highway.

RELATED: John Cleese will always be remembered for “Monty Python,” but “A Fish Called Wanda” might be his greatest performance.

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Hilariously, Clark attempts to hide the truth about what happened from his children by launching into a very dad-like road safety lecture — one that is interrupted by the very angry cop (played by James Keach.)

The make matters worse, the dog belongs to Aunt Edna, a crotchety old relative who is hard to please and easy to piss off.

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