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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...

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...

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.

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM EST

WATCH: MLK's Ghost Visits Obama on "SNL"

WATCH: MLK's Ghost Visits Obama on "SNL"

Fresh off this week’s inauguration, Barack Obama got the Saturday Night Live treatment in a politically charged episode filled with superstar cameos.

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 01:05 PM EST

"SNL" Tackles Te'o and Armstrong

"SNL" Tackles Te'o and Armstrong

The crew at Saturday Night Live had fun at the expense of Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong this week, sparing no expense to the confused football player and former American...

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Air France Flight Escorted After Threat: FBI

Air France Flight Escorted After Threat: FBI

An Air France flight was screened at JFK airport Monday because of reports of a chemical threat on board, the FBI said. The threat was one of 10 directed at airplanes Monday; all were deemed not credible.

Girl, 7, Injured in Hit-Run in Bronx: NYPD

Girl, 7, Injured in Hit-Run in Bronx: NYPD

A 7-year-old girl was critically injured in a hit-and-run in the Bronx, police said Monday.

Hundreds of Veterans Mark Memorial Day at USS Intrepid

Hundreds of Veterans Mark Memorial Day at USS Intrepid

Hundreds of veterans and active military members attended a Memorial Day ceremony at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC.

Boat Crash in Patchogue Hurts Woman; Owner Fled: Police

Boat Crash in Patchogue Hurts Woman; Owner Fled: Police

A boat crashed into a jetty at the entrance of the Patchogue River, injuring a passenger, police said Monday.

NY Lawmaker Backs State Benefits for Gay Veterans

NY Lawmaker Backs State Benefits for Gay Veterans

A New York lawmaker says the state should ensure that military veterans discharged for their sexual orientation under the U.S. military's old policies are eligible for the 53 state programs, benefits and...

Memorial Day Weekend Ushers in Hot and Stormy Week

Memorial Day Weekend Ushers in Hot and Stormy Week

Memorial Day weekend got off to a chilly start, but Storm Team 4 says beachgoers and picnickers can look forward to a warm, breezy Monday, with hot, muggy days ahead.