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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.

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.

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‘Fight for 15’ Protesters Occupy McDonald’s Suburban HQ

‘Fight for 15’ Protesters Occupy McDonald’s Suburban HQ

More than 100 protesters camped out overnight at McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago’s western suburbs to get an early start on their push for higher wages.

'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Back in Jail

'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Back in Jail

Former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond is back in jail in Wisconsin after an official says he violated the terms of his parole. Ozaukee County jail records show Diamond, who was recently released after...

CPS Leaders Head to Springfield to Fight for Funding

CPS Leaders Head to Springfield to Fight for Funding

Chicago Public Schools will take its plea for funding to the governor's front door Thursday as the district faces drastic cuts without help from Springfield.

Obama: Trump Candidacy Has 'Rattled' World Leaders

Obama: Trump Candidacy Has 'Rattled' World Leaders

President Barack Obama said world leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have a good reason to feel that way, NBC News reported. Speaking at a news conference while at the G7 meeting in Japan, Obama...

Lightning, Rain Cause Damage in Chicago Area

Lightning, Rain Cause Damage in Chicago Area

Severe thunderstorms caused damage and flooding across the Chicago area Wednesday night.

Before Rape, Man Told Ex Her Black Eye Was 'Cute': Prosecutors

Before Rape, Man Told Ex Her Black Eye Was 'Cute': Prosecutors

A Gold Coast man told his ex-girlfriend she looked cute with a black eye before raping her in his apartment, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Christopher...