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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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LIVE: Crash Involving 18-Wheeler Blocks I-35E in Denton

LIVE: Crash Involving 18-Wheeler Blocks I-35E in Denton

Authorities say a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a concrete mixer is blocking traffic on Interstate 35E in Denton Monday morning.

Overhead Lights Out Along North Texas Highways

Overhead Lights Out Along North Texas Highways

The overhead lights along Texas 360 and 183 in Fort Worth have been out for weeks.

Woman Runs Over Officer's Foot, Evades Police

Woman Runs Over Officer's Foot, Evades Police

Dallas police say they are searching for a woman who ran over an officer's foot and evaded them early Monday morning.

2nd Child Dies After Four-Vehicle Crash in Denton

2nd Child Dies After Four-Vehicle Crash in Denton

Two children have died and another remains in critical condition following a four-car crash in Denton Saturday night, police say.

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

One day away from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, there are five storylines worth watching, particularly after an eventful weekend on the ground in the Granite State, according to NBC's First Read team...

Fire Spares Only Newlyweds' Bible, Marriage License

Fire Spares Only Newlyweds' Bible, Marriage License

An apartment fire in Irving destroyed a newlywed couple's home, sparing only their marriage license and Bible.