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Jon Stewart opened last night’s episode of The Daily Show with commentary in place of comedy following a white supremacist’s terrorist attack on a black church in Charleston. Explaining that he had been unable to come up with any jokes, the longtime Comedy Central host delivered a short, off-the-cuff monologue before cutting to commercial and returning to begin a conversation with that night’s guest, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (ملاله یوسفزۍ in Pashto).