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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.

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 09:45 AM EDT

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

If Saturday Night Live's musical guest and host this week Justin TImberlake doesn't enjoy his time on the show, he's an even better actor than everyone thinks. Timberlake and his mega-watt smile reprised old...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 01:37 AM EST

Stewart Talks Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court

Stewart Talks Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court

Jon Stewart’s guest on last night’s “Daily Show” was Sandra Day O’Connor, so it makes sense that prior to talking to the retired Supreme Court justice Stewart did a segment on an important case now in front...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 at 08:00 AM EST

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

To say President Barack Obama had a rough week on Capital Hill would be an understatement. This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live poked fun at the Commander-In-Chief every chance it could.

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM EST

Colbert on “The Artist Formerly Known as Pope”

Colbert on “The Artist Formerly Known as Pope”

“As of 8 p.m. Central Vatican Time, we are officially popeless,” Steven Colbert declared at the beginning of his segment on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 06:51 AM EST

Stewart Talks Sequester and “Bucket Lists”

Stewart Talks Sequester and “Bucket Lists”

Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” team are covering the sequester in a segment they call “Sequester 2013: Prelude to the Return of the Barter System.”

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 06:39 AM EST

Stewart Helps Viewers Digest “Hagel with a Smear”

Stewart Helps Viewers Digest “Hagel with a Smear”

After saying the name “Chuck Hagel” in a funny nasal voice a few times, Jon Stewart got to the point: The nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM EST

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

With a nightmare cruise, a papal resignation, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's thirsty rebuttal, the crew at "Saturday Night Live" had plenty of material this...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 08:58 PM EST

N.J. Gov. Christie, Letterman Laugh About Fat Jokes

N.J. Gov. Christie, Letterman Laugh About Fat Jokes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and David Letterman have shared some laughs about the many fat jokes the comedian has made about the lawmaker's ample girth.

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3 Men Shot by Bicyclist in Chelsea: NYPD
3 Men Shot by Bicyclist in Chelsea: NYPD

Three men standing on the sidewalk in Chelsea were shot early Saturday by a man on a bicycle, police said.

Memorial Day Weekend Starts Out Dry, But Rain Is Coming
Memorial Day Weekend Starts Out Dry, But Rain Is Coming

Saturday starts out with clear skies, but rain is on the way for the extended Memorial Day weekend.

Tractor-Trailer Fire Spreads to NJ Turnpike Service Center
Tractor-Trailer Fire Spreads to NJ Turnpike Service Center

A tractor-trailer caught fire and the flames spread to a building at the Vince Lombardi Service Center on the New Jersey Turnpike at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, state police said.

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After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home
After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home

President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his...

Man Tells Rescuers Giant Fish Pulled Him Into Harlem River
Man Tells Rescuers Giant Fish Pulled Him Into Harlem River

A slippery step -- or perhaps the tug of a giant fish -- sent a fisherman plunging off the East River Greenway and into the Harlem River, where he was eventually rescued by the FDNY.