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Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 06:09 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

After a weeklong break, “The Daily Show” was back Monday night, and Jon Stewart was in good spirits.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM CDT

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

For the past few weeks, the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM CDT

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

With the IRS scandal dominating the news this week, "Saturday Night Live" closed out their 38th season with a political bang.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM CDT

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

Senior “Daily Show” White House Correspondent John Oliver said, “President Obama picked the wrong Brit.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 06:33 AM CDT

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

The Cleveland kidnapping case and trial of Jodi Arias were big news items this week, as was the ongoing Benghazi hearings. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live found an interesting way of bringing...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM CDT

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

Updates in the Boston Marathon bombing case and a busy week on Capital Hill made for a politically-charged and news-driven episode of Saturday Night Live.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

“If you follow the world of sports and/or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both,” “The Daily Show” host said Tuesday night.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 08:39 AM CDT

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

Gun control, rockets in North Korea and the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made for plenty of material on a politically charged episode of Saturday Night Live this week.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 09:50 AM CDT

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

After Justin Timberlake's much-heralded performance, Saturday Night Live had some big shoes to fill this week. This week' host Melissa McCarthy was aided by a slew of big headlines on Weekend Update and several...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 06:12 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

“The Daily Show” is back! After a two-week break, Jon Stewart and the gang are at it again, and there is a lot to talk about. For instance, the Republican party appears to be facing an identity crisis.

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Infant in Critical Condition After Being Left in Hot Car

Infant in Critical Condition After Being Left in Hot Car

An infant is in “very critical” condition after he was left in a hot car in southwest suburban Joliet for roughly two hours Tuesday.

Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing, Tillman Tweets Experience

Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing, Tillman Tweets Experience

An American Airlines flight traveling from Chicago O’Hare to Charlotte made an emergency landing Tuesday night due to a mechanical issue.

What Caregivers Need To Know About Car Seat Expiration Dates

What Caregivers Need To Know About Car Seat Expiration Dates

A new mom receives a car seat as a baby gift and learns it expired 2 years ago. Why don’t many caregivers know car seats expire? What the retailer, industry groups and safety experts have to say about it? NBC 5...

Boy, 6, Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash

Boy, 6, Killed in Indiana Church Bus Crash

A 6-year-old boy was killed and 7 others were injured when a church bus rolled over in Northwest Indiana Tuesday.

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports

The Afghan government confirmed Wednesday it was looking into reports that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died. Rumors have circulated for years that the leader of the militant group that ruled...

ME: Mom Found Dead With 3 Kids Was Strangled to Death

ME: Mom Found Dead With 3 Kids Was Strangled to Death

A young mother and her three children whose bodies were found inside a home in the South Side Chatham neighborhood were strangled to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.