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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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Long Headlines Inactive List for Bears vs. Lions

Long Headlines Inactive List for Bears vs. Lions

The Chicago Bears will be without starting right guard Kyle Long on Sunday afternoon, as a hip injury will force him to miss a game for the first time in his NFL career.

Bears Chairman McCaskey Speaks Out Before Game

Bears Chairman McCaskey Speaks Out Before Game

George McCaskey spoke exclusively to NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski before Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

1 Dead, Up to 10 Injured in House Party Shooting

1 Dead, Up to 10 Injured in House Party Shooting

Police responded to a call of shots fired at a large house party in south suburban Calumet City early Sunday morning. A 19-year-old victim has died, and up to 10 others were injured and taken to hospitals.

Bond Set for Suburban Brothers Charged with Child Pornography

Bond Set for Suburban Brothers Charged with Child Pornography

Andrew Castro, 26, faces up to 30 years in prison and Levi Castro, 29, faces three to seven years in prison after police searched their home and found child pornography.

Leaders Across U.S. Mourn Officers Killed in Brooklyn

Leaders Across U.S. Mourn Officers Killed in Brooklyn

Police departments and civic leaders across the United States mourned publicly after two New York police officers were killed in cold blood on Saturday.

2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Fiery South Loop Crash

2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Fiery South Loop Crash

The single-vehicle crash happened early Sunday morning when an SUV struck a light pole and burst into flames.