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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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Mother Dies After 'Random' Shooting on Way Home From Dells

Mother Dies After 'Random' Shooting on Way Home From Dells

An Illinois woman died Tuesday, just days before before Mother's Day, after being shot on her way home from the Wisconsin Dells with her family.

Friends of The Parks Agrees to Halt Lucas Museum Lawsuit

Friends of The Parks Agrees to Halt Lucas Museum Lawsuit

Friends of the Parks agreed to halt their lawsuit against the City of Chicago’s proposed Lucas Museum.

Indiana Voters Head to Polls for Primary

Indiana Voters Head to Polls for Primary

Tuesday's primary election in Indiana could be make-or-break for candidates. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton for Ind. Primary

Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton for Ind. Primary

In Indiana, where the latest poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in the primary on Tuesday, Kristen Callihan will not even contemplate a general election without the...

Cruz, Trump Exchange Insults as Indiana Votes

Cruz, Trump Exchange Insults as Indiana Votes

Assailing each other with no letup, Republican front-runner Donald Trump and challenger Ted Cruz traded insults, charges and more as Indiana voters went to the polls in what could be an all-but-decisive...

Epstein's 'Hot Stove, Cool Music' Announces Headlining Act

Epstein's 'Hot Stove, Cool Music' Announces Headlining Act

Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein will host his Foundation to be Named Later's annual "Hot Stove, Cool Music" concert this June, and on Tuesday the headlining act for the event was announced.