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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM EDT

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Last night was Jon Stewart’s last day as host of “The Daily Show” until Sept. 4 — he’s taking a 12-week break to direct a film — and he dedicated much of the show to telling his viewers how the project...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 07:09 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

After a weeklong break, “The Daily Show” was back Monday night, and Jon Stewart was in good spirits.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:43 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

For the past few weeks, the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM EDT

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

With the IRS scandal dominating the news this week, "Saturday Night Live" closed out their 38th season with a political bang.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 01:56 AM EDT

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

Senior “Daily Show” White House Correspondent John Oliver said, “President Obama picked the wrong Brit.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

The Cleveland kidnapping case and trial of Jodi Arias were big news items this week, as was the ongoing Benghazi hearings. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live found an interesting way of bringing...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM EDT

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

Updates in the Boston Marathon bombing case and a busy week on Capital Hill made for a politically-charged and news-driven episode of Saturday Night Live.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:22 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

“If you follow the world of sports and/or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both,” “The Daily Show” host said Tuesday night.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 09:39 AM EDT

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

Gun control, rockets in North Korea and the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made for plenty of material on a politically charged episode of Saturday Night Live this week.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM EDT

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

After Justin Timberlake's much-heralded performance, Saturday Night Live had some big shoes to fill this week. This week' host Melissa McCarthy was aided by a slew of big headlines on Weekend Update and several...

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1 Dead, 3 Hurt in 2 Shootings at MD Shopping Centers

1 Dead, 3 Hurt in 2 Shootings at MD Shopping Centers

One person was killed and three people are critically injured after separate shootings Friday morning at a mall and shopping center in Montgomery County, Maryland, police say.

Metro Work Plan Would Close Stations at Midnight Every Night

Metro Work Plan Would Close Stations at Midnight Every Night

Metro's new maintenance plan would close the system at midnight every day, implement continuous single-tracking and shut down parts of the rail line for the next year.

Heavy Rain to Precede a Sunny Mother's Day

Heavy Rain to Precede a Sunny Mother's Day

The sun will come out just in time for Mother's Day... but there's going to be a lot more rain first.

Mother Fatally Shot Outside High School; Husband Sought

Mother Fatally Shot Outside High School; Husband Sought

Gladys Tordil was in the school parking lot to pick up her daughters when her estranged husband got out of his car and confronted her as she sat in her SUV, police said.

'Blue Wall' Gives Trump Little Room for Error: Analysis

'Blue Wall' Gives Trump Little Room for Error: Analysis

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will have his own wall to face in the presidential election: the "Blue Wall," according to NBC News. The election is decided by a handful of key states that sit...

House Speaker Paul Ryan Declines to Back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan Declines to Back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's highest-ranking elected Republican, says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the party's nominee. Ryan's stunning announcement, on CNN Thursday afternoon, came after...