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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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Metro Expects Silver Line to Open This Summer

Metro Expects Silver Line to Open This Summer

For the first time, Metro is providing a time span around when the Silver Line will open. The transit agency is expecting it to open this summer -- but they still aren't providing an exact date.

One Dead in Germantown House Fire

One Dead in Germantown House Fire

Montgomery County Police say a man died in a fire at a Germantown home Thursday morning.

Car Crashes Through Front Door of Glenarden Home

Car Crashes Through Front Door of Glenarden Home

Residents of a home on Gary Lane in Glenarden, Md., woke up Thursday morning to a car in their living room.

Hallway Sex Prompts Md. High School to Install Mirrors

Hallway Sex Prompts Md. High School to Install Mirrors

A Montgomery County, Md., high school installed mirrors to help monitor its hallways after two students were caught having sex earlier this year. Miguel Cedillo, 18, is charged with fourth-degree sex offense, a...

Gang Members Discussed Meeting at Zoo: Police

Gang Members Discussed Meeting at Zoo: Police

In the wake of a shooting across the street from the National Zoo during an event targeted to families, police said they had received information that there could be in incident at the zoo.

Dog Alerts Customs Officers to $25K in Undeclared Cash

Dog Alerts Customs Officers to $25K in Undeclared Cash

Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying.