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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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Stranded Drivers Skate, Sunbathe, Toss Ball on Turnpike

Stranded Drivers Skate, Sunbathe, Toss Ball on Turnpike

Both sides of the New Jersey Turnpike started to reopen late Tuesday night after a fiery fatal crash under an overpass in the morning shut down the highway for hours and caused miles-long backups, sending...

DOE Targets Parents at Underperforming Schools for Visits

DOE Targets Parents at Underperforming Schools for Visits

Outreach workers from the New York City Department of Education are getting trained to go to the homes of families at the city's 94 lowest-performing schools, where so many parents have checked out of their...

Pregnant Woman Shot 5 Times, Unborn Baby Killed in NYC: Sources

Pregnant Woman Shot 5 Times, Unborn Baby Killed in NYC: Sources

A pregnant woman was shot five times and her unborn baby was killed after a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn Monday night that injured four other people, police sources tell NBC 4 New York.

Louis C.K. Shadows de Blasio on Municipal Business

Louis C.K. Shadows de Blasio on Municipal Business

Comedian Louis C.K has apparently taken an interest in municipal matters, shadowing New York City's mayor during meetings to discuss mental health initiatives and the city's finances.

First GOP Debate Lineup Set; Perry, Fiorina, Santorum Miss Out

First GOP Debate Lineup Set; Perry, Fiorina, Santorum Miss Out

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night's leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by nine other Republican contenders who made the campaign's first cut. Seven

Man Asks Woman If She Lives Alone, Cuts Neck: NYPD

Man Asks Woman If She Lives Alone, Cuts Neck: NYPD

A man approached a woman trying to get into her home in Queens, put a sharp object to her neck and asked her if she lived alone, then ran away when she screamed, police said.