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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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Marion Barry, 'Mayor for Life,' Dies at 78

Marion Barry, 'Mayor for Life,' Dies at 78

Marion Barry, an icon of D.C. politics good and bad for more than 40 years, has died.

Four Protesters Arrested After UVa. Suspends Fraternities

Four Protesters Arrested After UVa. Suspends Fraternities

The school is one of 86 under federal investigation for inadequately handling sexual-violence complaints, and one of a dozen under a proactive probe launched by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil...

Police Seek Suspects in Assault of GWU Student

Police Seek Suspects in Assault of GWU Student

The incident occurred shortly after midnight Saturday in the 900 block of New Hampshire Avenue. The victim said the suspects followed her into an alleyway at that location and assaulted her.

Three Dead in Crash on East-West Highway

Three Dead in Crash on East-West Highway

Three people were killed Sunday morning when a van crashed on East-West Highway at Rosemary Hill Drive in Silver Spring, police said.

Man Arrested after Road Rage Incident

Man Arrested after Road Rage Incident

The victim said he nearly collided with another car at the Popeye's on Laurel Fort Meade Road and that the driver of the other car followed him home, stabbed him and fled.

Blue Crab Industry Struggles Persist in Virginia

Blue Crab Industry Struggles Persist in Virginia

Packages of fresh crab meat and crab cakes shipped out to customers around the nation year-round are just as likely to come from another continent as they are from the waters in the Chesapeake Bay.