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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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Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Resigns

Secret Service Chief Julia Pierson Resigns

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, Deparment of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon.

Teen in Critical Condition After Shooting in Northeast

Teen in Critical Condition After Shooting in Northeast

Police say a teenager is in critical condition following a shooting near the Rhode Island Metro station in Northeast.

Doctor: Police Officer's Shooter is Paranoid Schizophrenic

Doctor: Police Officer's Shooter is Paranoid Schizophrenic

The man who shot a Alexandria police officer in February 2013 believed the FBI was controlling his thoughts and that he was dead already, a doctor testified in court Wednesday.

19-Year-Old Suspected in Bowie Slaying

19-Year-Old Suspected in Bowie Slaying

A man shot at a Bowie tennis and swim club Tuesday has died.

5 Dallas Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

5 Dallas Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Five children who attend Dallas schools had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola and are being monitored, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. The disclosure came at a press conference at Texas Health...

Police: Man Accused of Theft Killed Employer's Wife

Police: Man Accused of Theft Killed Employer's Wife

Police believe a man who had been accused of stealing from his job at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation may have killed the wife of a foundation executive -- before dying himself.