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Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:54 p.m.

Names and faces

Newly retired from The Tonight Show, Jay Leno is now being awarded the nation's top humor prize for following in the tradition of satire and social commentary of Mark Twain, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday. Leno will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a performance by his fellow comedians Oct. 19 in Washington.

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