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Late night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien recorded a joint sketch poking fun at President Trump and the digs he made against them at a South Carolina rally this week.

The backdrop: Trump called Colbert a "lowlife" and Fallon a "lost soul" at the rally, asking the crowd, "Honestly, are they even funny?"

In the video...

  • The bit started off as a video call between Colbert and Fallon.
  • Colbert and Fallon greeted each other, "Hey, lowlife" and "Hey, lost soul." At the end of the video, the two jokingly made lunch plans at Red Hen — the restaurant that asked Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave last week.
  • O'Brien joins in: "Donald Trump? The real estate guy who sells steaks? He’s president? Wow, how’s he doing? ... Well guys, give him time, okay? And remember, please be civil. If we’re not careful this thing could start to get ugly."

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DOJ cites discrimination in lawsuit against Texas over voting districts

Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks at the 2021 Tribal Nations Summit at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Nov. 15, 2021. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Department of Justice on Monday filed a lawsuit against Texas, alleging Republican state lawmakers discriminated against Black and Latino voters and "again.. diluted the voting strength of minority Texans" when they approved new redistricting maps.

Why it matters: A DOJ assessment of the new districts found that they violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a press conference.

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Biden to warn Putin U.S. will add troops in Eastern Europe if Russia invades Ukraine

Putin meets Biden in Geneva. Photo: Peter Klaunzer - Pool/Keystone via Getty

President Biden will warn Russian President Vladimir Putin when they speak on Tuesday that if Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. is prepared to increase its troop presence, capabilities and military exercises on NATO's "eastern flank," a senior administration official told reporters.

Why it matters: The administration believes it's increasingly likely that Putin will order an invasion.

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U.S. announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

An Olympic-themed sculpture in Beijing on Dec. 1. Photo: Hou Yu/China News Service via Getty Images

The U.S. announced Monday that it will not send officials to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in protest of human rights abuses committed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Why it matters: The diplomatic boycott — which won't prevent American athletes from competing — marks a major escalation between the U.S. and China amid already heightened tensions over the CCP's treatment of Muslim minorities, military threats to Taiwan and economic tariffs.