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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 04:09 PM EST

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Since his departure from the White House, George W. Bush has made few public appearances, but decided to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Tuesday night. In a mostly tongue-in-cheek interview, Leno and...

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 AM EDT

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

As the government shutdown enters its third week, "Saturday Night Live" joked federal furloughs would have left the "Gravity" astronauts reliant on janitors in Houston to keep them alive.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart grilled Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius over the new health care law Monday. But first, he joked about the online health exchange's glitches and delays.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM EDT

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

"Saturday Night Live's" opening sketch this week predicted a dark future for America.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM EDT

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were supposed to get married this Saturday at the Jefferson Memorial, but the government shutdown put those plans in jeopardy.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM EDT

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Wednesday and the topic of discussion was of course the government shutdown. Gingrich said the nation's first...

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Battle of the Beltways: Redskins Beat Ravens, 31-13

Battle of the Beltways: Redskins Beat Ravens, 31-13

The Washington Redskins won the Battle of the Beltways Saturday, beating the Baltimore Ravens 31 to 13 in preseason play -- but the quarterback question, as usual, loomed large.

Mother of One Murder Victim Still Hoping for Justice

Mother of One Murder Victim Still Hoping for Justice

There have been more than 100 murders in the District this year, and some of the families of the victims are still waiting for closure. News4's Darcy Spencer talks to one mother who lost her daughter.

Metro, County Sue Over Silver Spring Transit Center

Metro, County Sue Over Silver Spring Transit Center

Metro and the county said missteps by the three companies led to cracks and other defects in the new three-story concrete structure. The transit center was envisioned as a bus, taxi and bicycle hub next to...

Ethics Board to Examine O'Malley's Purchase of Furniture

Ethics Board to Examine O'Malley's Purchase of Furniture

An assistant attorney general in Maryland has asked for a state ethics commission to rule on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules on state...

Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy

Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy

Hundreds gathered at a vigil Saturday to mourn the loss of the sheriff’s deputy ambushed at a Texas gas station while filling up his patrol car the previous evening, NBC News reported.

Two Dead, One Injured in SE D.C. Shooting

Two Dead, One Injured in SE D.C. Shooting

Police said the incident occurred on the 4900 block of B Street, Southeast, just before midnight Friday.