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    On today's episode:

    1. Well, um, Saoirse Ronan had a really memorable birthday, apparently. For her 26th birthday, Kate Winslet gave her the gift of… filming a sex scene on a movie set!

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    2. Mamma mia! Pope Francis says in a new documentary that he’s okay with same-sex civil unions.

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    3. Dolly Parton made Stephen Colbert — and us! — cry with an impromptu serenade.

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    4. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar raised awareness about voting while playing the game Among Us on Twitch.

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    5. BuzzFeed News reporter Clarissa-Jan Lim joins us to talk about six women who chose to have children despite the pandemic still raging in the US.

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