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Saturday Night Live is bringing a new face to the Weekend Update chair — comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che.
In Northern Ireland, preacher and politician Ian Paisley died on Friday. Robert Siegel speaks with Paisley's biographer, Ed Moloney, about his legacy.
Cosimo Matassa recorded songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Professor Longhair and Jerry Lee Lewis and helped get the New Orleans sound out to the world. Matassa died Thursday at the age of 88.
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's Islamic state speech, Rand Paul and the current political races across the country, with a trend of the public swaying more towards the Republicans.
South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.
A Libyan youth displays his skills in parkour, an extreme sport, during a fr...
Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.