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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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.

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Marine Shot to Death in McDonald’s Drive-Thru
Marine Shot to Death in McDonald’s Drive-Thru

A Marine was fatally shot in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald's in Bedford, Indiana, according to police and NBC affiliate WTHR.

Judge Blocks Trump Order on Sanctuary City Money
Judge Blocks Trump Order on Sanctuary City Money

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued...

New Video, Audio Recordings Show United Incident Unfold
New Video, Audio Recordings Show United Incident Unfold

As the saga surrounding United Express Flight 3411 continues to unfold, new video and audio recordings have been released by authorities showing what happened in the moments before and after a passenger was...

Horrific Crash Shuts Down Northbound I-83 in Bensenville
Horrific Crash Shuts Down Northbound I-83 in Bensenville

All lanes on northbound I-83 north of I-290 in suburban Bensenville were shut down Tuesday afternoon following a horrific three-vehicle crash. NBC 5's Mike Lorber reports from Sky 5. 

2 Illinois High Schools Among Top 100 in the Country: Report
2 Illinois High Schools Among Top 100 in the Country: Report

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Nick Offerman Will Be U of Illinois' Commencement Speaker
Nick Offerman Will Be U of Illinois' Commencement Speaker

After months of speculation, the University of Illinois revealed Tuesday that actor Nick Offerman will deliver the college’s 2017 commencement address.