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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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All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

Police shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found near the roadway.

Raw: Robots Pull Apart Package

Raw: Robots Pull Apart Package

A portion of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive was shut down Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious package. Watch as remote-controlled robots open the bag.

Chicago Police Officers Save Kids From Burning House

Chicago Police Officers Save Kids From Burning House

Chicago Police officers Samantha Smith and Kevin Tate say they were just doing their job when they saved two children Tuesday night from a house fire in West Pullman.

Accused Boystown Attacker Held Without Bail

Accused Boystown Attacker Held Without Bail

Marcus Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, was charged with 1 count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery.

Truman College Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault

Truman College Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault

An associate English professor at Truman College allegedly sexually assaulted a former student he had recently began dating.

Catholics Prepare for Popes' Canonization in Rome

Catholics Prepare for Popes' Canonization in Rome

Catholics around the world are gearing up for the April 27 canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Mary Ann Ahern reports.