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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...

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Police Show Surveillance Video of Missing U.Va. Student

Police Show Surveillance Video of Missing U.Va. Student

Police in Charlottesville are searching for a missing University of Virginia student.

Bowser Leads, But Race Could Be a Tossup: Poll

Bowser Leads, But Race Could Be a Tossup: Poll

Muriel Bowser shows a double-digit lead over her opponents in the first poll on this fall's D.C. mayoral election -- but that doesn't mean the race is a done deal. With nearly seven weeks to go until...

Georgetown Student Dies After Contracting Meningitis

Georgetown Student Dies After Contracting Meningitis

Georgetown University officials say a student passed away after apparently battling a bout of meningitis.

D.C. Leaders Propose Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

D.C. Leaders Propose Concealed-Carry Licensing Program

D.C. officials proposed allowing residents and non-residents to carry concealed handguns if they show a reason for seeking a permit.

Caps Release Training Camp Roster, Schedule

Caps Release Training Camp Roster, Schedule

The Capitals open training camp Friday morning.

Md. Officials Announce Initiatives to Help Families Sponsoring Immigrant Youth

Md. Officials Announce Initiatives to Help Families Sponsoring Immigrant Youth

Maryland officials have announced three initiatives aimed at helping families who are sponsoring unaccompanied immigrant youth who have fled violence in Central America.