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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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Cardinal George Admitted to Loyola Hospital Again

Cardinal George Admitted to Loyola Hospital Again

Cardinal Francis George was readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center Saturday after being released earlier this month.

Cool and Rainy for Shamrock Shuffle

Cool and Rainy for Shamrock Shuffle

There will be a chance for rain when the race kicks off at 8:30 a.m., and the possibility for showers will increase throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Two Shot at South Loop Nightclub

Two Shot at South Loop Nightclub

One man was killed and an innocent bystander was wounded in a shooting in Riff Music Lounge in the South Loop early Saturday, police said.

California Mayor Bans City Travel to Indiana

California Mayor Bans City Travel to Indiana

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has banned all publicly funded travel to Indiana after the state's governor, Mike Pence, signed a controversial religious objections bill.

Train Crashes Into Car in Los Angeles, 10 Hospitalized

Train Crashes Into Car in Los Angeles, 10 Hospitalized

At least 21 people were injured and 10 sent to the hospital after a Metro train derailed when it crashed into a car near the University of Southern California Saturday, according to officials from the Los...

Man Injured in Stabbing at Skokie Bar

Man Injured in Stabbing at Skokie Bar

A 52-year-old man was hospitalized after a stabbing incident at Skokie House Bar Friday night.