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NEW YORK — Jon Stewart has taken on Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention in a riff that mirrored his signature segments on “The Daily Show.”

Stewart was back behind a late night desk Thursday night, joining former Comedy Central colleague Stephen Colbert on a live version of CBS’ “Late Show.”

Stewart took aim at some of his favorite “Daily Show” targets, Fox News and host Sean Hannity, accusing them of fostering divisiveness. He says Trump supporters “don’t own” the country, adding “you don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity, you sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters.”

Stewart left the “The Daily Show” last August after 16 years as host. He is an executive producer of Colbert’s program.

COLU — In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions said the instructions used by Glenn as he became the first American to orbit Earth sold Thursday in Los Angeles for $66,993. There were eight bids, beginning at $25,000. An auction house spokesman said it doesn’t disclose the identities of winning bidders.

The instructions included a flight plan for Glenn’s Friendship 7 spacecraft detailing the celestial bodies and geographical landmarks to use as guides during his nearly five-hour flight on Feb. 20, 1962.

Glenn, now 95 and living in Columbus with his wife, Annie, had given the instructions to a frogman who helped recover NASA capsules from the ocean, as a thank-you for his work on the Mercury 6 project.

The frogman, Richard “Dick” Dunham, passed them on to a Navy veteran, Justin C. Pollard. They were displayed for three years at the San Diego Air and Space Museum before going up for auction.

WASHINGTON — National Public Radio says longtime “Morning Edition” host Renee Montagne is vacating the program’s anchor chair after the November presidential election but will remain with the network.

Montagne has spent 12 years on the early morning shift, working out of NPR’s studios in Culver City, California. In an article posted on its website, she calls the schedule “unsustainable.”

NPR says Montagne will continue as a special correspondent on “Morning Edition.”

NPR vice president of news programming Christopher Turpin says the network plans to name a replacement.

LOS ANGELES — In the wake of continuing real-life gun violence, USA Network says it’s postponing the debut of its new series “Shooter” for a second time.

“Shooter” originally was set to debut Tuesday but was delayed until July 26. The network said Monday that after further consideration, it has rescheduled the premiere for this fall.

USA Network cited the recent tragic events in Dallas and elsewhere in making its original decision. On Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, three law enforcement officers were killed and three were wounded in an ambush shooting.

The series stars Ryan Phillippe as a highly decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president. USA says the conspiracy thriller is “ultimately about trust, loyalty and family.”

NEW YORK — Gentlemen prefer blondes — but will auctiongoers?

Two locks of Marilyn Monroe’s hair, among a trove of memorabilia from the estate of an ardent fan-turned-friend, are going on the auction block in the fall and could sell for as much as $8,000.

The hair is from the estate of Frieda Hull, who had wide access to Monroe and obtained the locks from the actress’ hairdresser.

Julien’s Auctions is offering the items Nov. 19-20 in Los Angeles. They’re among selections from the auction that will be exhibited aboard the Queen Mary 2 during its weeklong crossing from New York to Southampton, England, beginning Aug. 9.

The locks of hair, contained in an ultraviolet-protected case, are in a single lot, with a presale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. Hull asked Monroe’s hairdresser for them before Monroe died in 1962, and Monroe gave the OK, Julien’s said.

Associated Press