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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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Man Allegedly Kills Wife's Would-Be Rapist Is Released

Man Allegedly Kills Wife's Would-Be Rapist Is Released

A Bronx man allegedly beat an attacker to death with what appeared a tire iron after the attacker tried to rape the man's wife, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.

Plane Landing at Newark Bounces, Then Takes off Again: Passenger

Plane Landing at Newark Bounces, Then Takes off Again: Passenger

A passenger plane landing at Newark Airport bounced up and down on a runway before a pilot canceled the landing and took off back into the skies above New Jersey, witnesses say.

Girl, 15, Found Fatally Shot in Brooklyn Apartment: NYPD

Girl, 15, Found Fatally Shot in Brooklyn Apartment: NYPD

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn. Police say officers were called to an apartment on Brooklyn Avenue just before 6 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a...

Zika-Linked Baby Born at NJ Hospital: Officials

Zika-Linked Baby Born at NJ Hospital: Officials

A woman diagnosed with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly at a New Jersey hospital, the first apparent case of a baby being born in the tri-state with defects from the disease...

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Just as Donald Trump is starting to make up ground in polls against Hillary Clinton, he faces a new problem: third parties. Over the holiday weekend, the threat advanced on two fronts.

Swimmer Who Went Missing in Hudson Presumed Dead: Officials

Swimmer Who Went Missing in Hudson Presumed Dead: Officials

A fisherman who disappeared after going swimming in the Hudson River is presumed to have drowned, officials said.