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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM EST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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.

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Year After Reporter's Murder, Family Has Message of Hope

Year After Reporter's Murder, Family Has Message of Hope

As the first anniversary of Charnice's death approaches, local leaders and her family say the tragedy shines a spotlight on the problems and possibilities of a Southeast D.C. neighborhood.

Boy Punches Suspect During Armed Robbery at GameStop

Boy Punches Suspect During Armed Robbery at GameStop

A boy was with his parents at a GameStop in Silver Spring, Maryland, to pick out a toy when two armed suspects came in and robbed the store, police say.

Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing at DCA, Startles Neighbors

Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing at DCA, Startles Neighbors

A plane made an emergency landing at Reagan National Airport Tuesday after a bird took out one of its engines, startling nearby neighbors.

When to Hit the Road for Memorial Day Weekend

When to Hit the Road for Memorial Day Weekend

The number of cars using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this holiday weekend is expected to be 6 percent higher than last year.

11 States Sue Over Federal Transgender Directive

11 States Sue Over Federal Transgender Directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

MD Man Loses Fishing Reels Shipping Belongings

MD Man Loses Fishing Reels Shipping Belongings

A Maryland man shipped his clothing and fishing reels to Florida for the winter, but when he picked them up, the reels were gone.