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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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Police Looking for Man Last Seen With U.Va. Student

Police Looking for Man Last Seen With U.Va. Student

Police searching for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham are now looking for a man whom another witness saw put his arm around the nursing student soon before she disappeared early...

65% of D.C. Likely Voters Want Pot Legalized: Poll

65% of D.C. Likely Voters Want Pot Legalized: Poll

Nearly two-thirds of D.C. likely voters support legalization of marijuana in the city, according to an NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll. The poll also shows that the majority of likely voters are undecided on...

Md. Teacher Wins $1M on "Wheel of Fortune"

Md. Teacher Wins $1M on "Wheel of Fortune"

A Montgomery County middle school teacher won a cool million dollars on "Wheel of Fortune," becoming just the third contestant in the show's history to do so.

Excused McDonnell Juror Discussed Case at Bar

Excused McDonnell Juror Discussed Case at Bar

The McDonnell juror who could have changed history, Louis DeNitto, Jr., disobeyed the orders of a federal judge and discussed the case openly at a Richmond bar, a block from U.S. district court.

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Brother, Ex-Steeler

Ex-Raven Donates Kidney to Brother, Ex-Steeler

Off the field, brothers Ma'ake Kemoeatu, an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris' pro football career was cut short because he needed a kidney...

Southeast D.C. Celebrates Renovation of Tennis and Learning Center

Southeast D.C. Celebrates Renovation of Tennis and Learning Center

Officials are hoping an $18 million renovation of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center will make a positive mark on Ward 8 residents, especially children.