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Jon Stewart taped an episode of <em>The Daily Show</em> on Tuesday, hours before the news broke that he plans to leave the show.

Watch Jon Stewart Break The News Of His Departure To An Audience

Taping last night's show shortly before the news of his departure became public, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart faced an awkward task: telling a studio audience that he's leaving the show.

In the process, Stewart couldn't resist making fun of himself.

"Seventeen years is the longest I have ever in my life held a job," he said, "by 16 years and 5 months."

What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

At 48, Jenny Singleton got breast cancer. At 66, her mother did, too.

"When my breast cancer was diagnosed, I immediately thought we must have a gene for it," Jenny Singleton said. "So I was tested and I didn't have the BRCA gene. And so that's often left me wondering, well, then why is it that my mom and I both got breast cancer?"

Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Over a lifetime, our risk for developing cancer is affected by our exposure to all kinds of things. Chemicals, X-ray radiation and lifestyle can tilt the odds against us. Take our quiz to explore the risks, including some you can avoid.

Our series is produced with member station WNYC, and with WETA, whose documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies will air on PBS in March.

U.S. Says Ebola Mission In West Africa Is Coming To An End

Most of the American military personnel who were sent to help with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be back home by April 30, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

"Over the past several months, the Department of Defense delivered critical life-saving resources, constructed Ebola Treatment Units, trained hundreds of local and international healthcare workers, and provided logistical support to humanitarian and public health workers who provided care throughout West Africa," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

A lynching attended by a large mob.

New Report Examines Lynchings And Their Legacy In The United States

Nearly 4,000 blacks were lynched in the American South between the end of the Civil War and War War II, according to a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative.

The report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, says that number of victims in the 12 southern states was more than 20 percent higher than previously reported.

Lynchings were part of a system of racial terror designed to subjugate a people, says the Alabama-based nonprofit's executive director, Bryan Stevenson.

Brian Williams speaks onstage at The New York Comedy Festival in November of 2014.

NBC Suspends Brian Williams For 6 Months Without Pay

NBC News has suspended Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor for the network's nightly newscast, for six months without pay.

Williams had stepped down voluntarily, after Stars and Stripes questioned an incident he described on air.

Jon Stewart in March of 2011 in New York City.

Jon Stewart Will Leave 'The Daily Show' This Year

Jon Stewart, the comedian who has become a highly influential figure in American politics, is leaving The Daily Show sometime this year.

Stewart let the news slip during this evening's taping of the show.

Fittingly, The A.V. Club, a real-news spin-off of The Onion, first reported the news and Comedy Central confirmed it, saying Stewart would step down "later this year."

Proposed Law In Puerto Rico Would Fine Parents Of Obese Children

Lawmakers in Puerto Rico have introduced a controversial measure that could punish the parents of overweight children.

As Fox Latino reports, the bill was introduced in Puerto Rico's senate and would have education officials identify obese children and then tell their parents what they can do to help them. Fox Latino adds:

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick.

Chelsea Manning To Be 'Guardian' Columnist

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for being behind the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, will write an opinion column for the Guardian's U.S. website, the site's editor-in-chief said.

Politico quoted a Guardian memo as saying Manning, who is serving her sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., will not be paid. Also, her columns won't be on a set schedule.

After Ruling, Alabama Faces Hodgepodge Of Same-Sex Marriage Policies

Gay rights advocates have asked a federal court to order probate judges in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Meanwhile, some couples staged a sit-in, of sorts, outside the Mobile County courthouse.

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