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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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No Protests Until Murdered Officers Are Laid to Rest: Mayor

No Protests Until Murdered Officers Are Laid to Rest: Mayor

Mayor de Blasio called Monday for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car in Brooklyn this weekend by a man vowing retaliati...

Public's Help Sought in Cop Killings Investigation

Public's Help Sought in Cop Killings Investigation

As investigators piece together a timeline of Ismaaiyl Brinsley's whereabouts leading up to the deadly shootings of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn Saturday, authorities are asking for the public's help in...

Family of Cop Shooter: "He Was Emotionally Troubled"

Family of Cop Shooter: "He Was Emotionally Troubled"

The deadly shootings of two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car Saturday in Brooklyn had "absolutely nothing to do with police retaliation," according to the gunman's sister, who says the shooter with a...

New Subway Ads Ask Commuters to Stop "Manspreading"

New Subway Ads Ask Commuters to Stop "Manspreading"

The MTA is taking a stand against manspreading.

College to Pay Tuition for Son of Slain NYPD Officer

College to Pay Tuition for Son of Slain NYPD Officer

Bowdoin College says it will pick up the tuition for a student whose father was killed in Saturday's shooting of two New York Police Department officers. College President Barry Mills sent an email to the...

Rep. Grimm to Plead Guilty to Fraud: Official

Rep. Grimm to Plead Guilty to Fraud: Official

New York Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to plead guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court, a law enforcement official familiar with the case tells NBC 4 New York.