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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, May 24, 2013 at 12:48 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...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 07:12 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

“The Daily Show” is back! After a two-week break, Jon Stewart and the gang are at it again, and there is a lot to talk about. For instance, the Republican party appears to be facing an identity crisis.

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Passenger at NJ Hospital, Hours After Quarantine Mandate

Passenger at NJ Hospital, Hours After Quarantine Mandate

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers...

Bratton: Hatchet Attack on Cops Was a Lone Wolf "Act of Terror"

Bratton: Hatchet Attack on Cops Was a Lone Wolf "Act of Terror"

A man who assaulted a group of NYPD officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead, committed "an act of terror," the city's top cop said Friday.

Girl Killed, 5 Hurt in Bronx School Crash: Cops

Girl Killed, 5 Hurt in Bronx School Crash: Cops

An 8-year-old girl was killed and five other people were injured, three of them seriously, when a car jumped a curb in the Bronx and hit them as they walked on the sidewalk Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Ebola Risk "Close to Nil" for Subway Riders: Officials

Ebola Risk "Close to Nil" for Subway Riders: Officials

City officials said that the probability of someone contracting Ebola on the subway is “close to nil,” after confirming the doctor who tested positive for the the disease Thursday rode several lines in the days...

Parents Keep Kids From School Over Ebola Fears

Parents Keep Kids From School Over Ebola Fears

Dozens of parents kept their children home from the John Pearl Elementary School in Bohemia Friday because of fears about Ebola after a student's relatives came to visit from Guinea.

FAQ on Spread of Ebola After NYC Doc Diagnosed

FAQ on Spread of Ebola After NYC Doc Diagnosed

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, visited NBC 4 New York to help answer some viewer questions about Ebola and how it's spread