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Larry Wilmore says his ‘tone didn’t fit room’ in DC performance

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Comic Larry Wilmore says his “tone didn’t fit the room” at his much talked-about White House Correspondents Association speech but believes his use of a provocative term to address President Barack Obama may open an important dialogue for the country. The Comedy Central host said in an interview Tuesday that he’s willing to take the heat for his performance over the weekend, which skewered media figures and politicians. The so-called nerd prom is a big event in Washington, and Wilmore’s…

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Donald Trump, Brian Williams, Caitlyn Jenner among TV’s most eye-popping in 2015

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It’s been a year of shifting sands in late night. A year of broken trust in two vastly different TV personalities. And a year when presidential debates became must-see TV. Here’s a rundown of 10 big television happenings in 2015: — SAY ‘GOOD NIGHT’: Late-night TV’s transformation began in January, when Larry Wilmore‘s new “Nightly Show” claimed the Comedy Central slot previously held by Stephen Colbert‘s “Colbert Report.” Then in February, Jon Stewart announced he was leaving Comedy Central’s “The…

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Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

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Former President Bill Clinton defended his foundation’s acceptance of donations from foreign governments on Saturday, pointing to the track record of his global philanthropy as Hillary Rodham Clinton nears an announcement on a 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview at the Clinton Global Initiative University, the ex-president sought to address critics who have questioned the receipt of donations from foreign governments while the former first lady served in the State Department and after she departed in early 2013. “My theory…

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