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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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Cubs Game Postponed Due to Weather Concerns

Cubs Game Postponed Due to Weather Concerns

Saturday's Cubs game against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field was postponed due to inclement weather, according to a release from the team.

Owner of Tanning Salon Faces Charges in Third Rape Case

Owner of Tanning Salon Faces Charges in Third Rape Case

Marc Winner, the owner of a tanning salon in Chicago’s West Loop, has been charged in a third rape case, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Arson Charges Filed After Massive Furniture Warehouse Blaze

Arson Charges Filed After Massive Furniture Warehouse Blaze

Federal arson charges have been filed against a disgruntled employee following a massive fire that destroyed a suburban warehouse for the popular furniture company The RoomPlace.

College Student Attacked on Train While Witnesses Watched

College Student Attacked on Train While Witnesses Watched

A 19-year-old college student in Chicago was returning home from a morning class Thursday when she says she was attacked by two people on a Chicago Blue Line train, all while witnesses sat and watched.

State of Emergency in Baghdad After Green Zone Breach

State of Emergency in Baghdad After Green Zone Breach

Iraqi officials declared a state of emergency in Baghdad after hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding the city's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed...

GOP Beginning to Make Peace With Trump as Nominee

GOP Beginning to Make Peace With Trump as Nominee

They thought it was impossible. Some still fear it. Others can barely believe it. But leading Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee. In...