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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM CST

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 10:32 AM CDT

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 03:47 AM CDT

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 09:27 AM CDT

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 10:02 AM CDT

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 10:45 AM CDT

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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WATCH LIVE: Jackie Robinson West Celebration Right Here

WATCH LIVE: Jackie Robinson West Celebration Right Here

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Chicago will honor the team with a parade that begins on the South Side and ends at Millennium Park. And NBC 5 is bringing it to you right here. Tune in at 9 a.m. on Wednesday...

Jackie Robinson West Rally, Parade Route

Jackie Robinson West Rally, Parade Route

On the eve of the city's big parade and rally to celebrate the U.S. Little League World Series champs, fans of the team lined up around the block to snag commemorative championship T-shirts.

Quinn: "Our Favorite Letters in Alphabet are J-R-W"

Quinn: "Our Favorite Letters in Alphabet are J-R-W"

Gov. Pat Quinn was among those in attendance at the parade for the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. He even started a chant with NBC5's Michelle Relerford.

Jail Officer Accused With Selling Booze to Inmates

Jail Officer Accused With Selling Booze to Inmates

Daniel Murry, 39, faces one felony count of bringing contraband into a penal institution by an employee,.

"Overwhelmed by Emotion": Freed American Hostage Speaks

"Overwhelmed by Emotion": Freed American Hostage Speaks

Freed American hostage Peter Theo Curtis said Wednesday he's "overwhelmed by emotion" after learning that hundreds of people worked to secure his release. "In the days following my release on Sunday I have...

Chicago Native Killed Fighting For ISIS

Chicago Native Killed Fighting For ISIS

Victim's family says they had no idea Douglas McAuthur McCain had joined the radical terrorist group.