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Remaining Ukrainian soldiers at Mariupol steel mill lay down arms, are evacuated
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Karine Jean-Pierre to become first Black White House press secretary
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'The most extreme of extreme': Schumer calls out Republicans for abortion ban support
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says Russians 'have already lost' war in Ukraine
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Zelenskyy reports 156 people evacuated from Mariupol, but it's 'not a victory yet'
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Angelina Jolie visits refugees, volunteers during surprise visit to Ukraine
President Biden roasts himself, Trump and the GOP at White House Correspondents' Dinner
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Ukrainian military official gives harrowing update on citizens sheltering in Mariupol
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Secretary Blinken argues with Senator Rand Paul on Putin's decision to invade Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says Ukraine can win war with Russia
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'Doctor Strange' star Benedict Cumberbatch knows which trait he'd want in the 'multiverse'
Red carpet highlights from the 2022 Met Gala including Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, more
Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff look back at 'Spring Awakening' 15 years later
'Gangnam Style' artist Psy returns on New Music Friday with an assist from BTS' Suga
'Top Gun: Maverick' headlines a 'two-in-one' summer 2022 movie season
'Mad Men' fans keep reminding Elisabeth Moss about this iconic Peggy Olson moment
New video shows Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' director speaking with authorities after shooting
Julia Roberts remembers meeting 'Gaslit' co-star Sean Penn as a teenager
A$AP Rocky arrested at LAX following trip with Rihanna for November 2021 shooting
'American Idol' judges save contestant after results reveal he's not in the top 10
Coachella headliners Swedish House Mafia, 'SNL' host Lizzo headline New Music Friday
'It's not a good feeling': Robin Roberts on the Chris Rock, Will Smith confrontation
Britney Spears announces she's pregnant, opens up about mental health on Instagram
Board of Governors apologizes, bans Will Smith from Academy events for 10 years
'Practice makes perfect': Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker walk down the aisle in Vegas
Oscars jokes, the Ukrainian president, big performances: the 2022 Grammys had everything
The return of Harry Styles with 'As It Was' headlines New Music Friday releases
Previewing and predicting the 2022 Grammys: It could be Olivia Rodrigo's night
'I'm really proud of him': Andrew Garfield reacts to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Oscars absence
'It's a very personal story': Judi Dench explains why 'Belfast' resonated with viewers
Nicole Kidman thinks Lucille Ball would've loved the 'Being the Ricardos' Oscar nods
'His sin has punished him': How Chris Rock responded to past trauma, bullying
'What day is today?': Jessica Chastain talked 'exhausting' awards season before Oscars win
'CODA' actor Troy Kotsur is fascinated by his journey to the 2022 Oscars
Will Smith and Chris Rock's confrontation looms over historic wins at the 2022 Oscars
Rita Moreno reacts to Rachel Zegler's Oscars invitation at annual Women in Film event
Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Reba McEntire set to return to the Oscars stage
How 'Harry Potter' prepared Daniel Radcliffe for his new film 'The Lost City'
Michael Buble's son helped him write songs for new album 'Higher'
Will Smith, 'CODA' look to continue winning ways at the 2022 Oscars
'Life & Beth' star Amy Schumer talks shooting new show during COVID, co-hosting the Oscars
'Stranger Things,' 'Bridgerton,' and the best shows coming to TV for spring 2022
'Daddy! Daddy!' Hear Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's daughter interrupt his interview
Pete Davidson heads to space, gets mentioned in new 'The Kardashians' Hulu trailer
Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa's 'Sweetest Pie' highlights new music releases
Kodi Smit-McPhee explains how the hula-hoop scene in 'The Power of the Dog' happened
As soon as Alicia Keys heard the track 'Girl on Fire,' she called her husband Swizz Beatz
Here's who Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly enlisted for their new singles
'Marital issues,' teenage daughters: Courteney Cox relates to character on 'Shining Vale'
'Open Hearts Club': How Malik Yoba is helping Black men in Brooklyn cope with their trauma
Big wins from 'CODA,' 'Succession' and Will Smith highlight the 28th SAG Awards
Joe Jonas' DNCE, Florence and the Machine and Avril Lavigne highlight new music releases
'Flirtation while being kicked': Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz talk 'Batman' fight scene