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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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Middle School Sex Tape Recorded by House Guest: DA

Middle School Sex Tape Recorded by House Guest: DA

Authorities confiscated cellphones from several Bucks County middle schoolers after reports surfaced that a video depicting minors possibly engaged in sexual acts was being shared.

FCC Dismisses Petition to Ban 'Redskins' Name

FCC Dismisses Petition to Ban 'Redskins' Name

A petition to ban the Washington Redskins name from the public airwaves has been dismissed.

Newseum to Display Items From Ferguson Protests

Newseum to Display Items From Ferguson Protests

The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as an extension of the Washington museum's exhibit about civil rights.

New York Fashion Week to Leave Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week to Leave Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week will be leaving Lincoln Center after February following a lawsuit settlement calling for the restoration of Damrosch Park.

4 Indicted for NJ to WV Painkiller Distribution Ring

4 Indicted for NJ to WV Painkiller Distribution Ring

A New Jersey man and three West Virginia residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a prescription painkiller distribution ring.

Man Leaves Rose-Petal Love Notes for Boy: Police

Man Leaves Rose-Petal Love Notes for Boy: Police

A convicted rapist stalked an Allentown, Pennsylvania boy for two years — leaving the boy love notes, rose petals and even moving into a small downtown apartment just to be close to the child, said police in the...