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The Best Lines from Barack Obama's Speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Originally posted 04/25/2015 11:15PM

President Barack Obama proved he could dish out as well as he can take it when he took over the podium at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night.

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SNL's Cecily Strong: 'I'll Probably Look Like I've Seen a Ghost' After Hosting the WHCD

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SNL's Cecily Strong: 'I'll Probably Look Like I've Seen a Ghost' After Hosting the WHCD

Originally posted 04/24/2015 03:35PM

Cecily Strong works with big-name stars every week as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live, but none of the A-list talent she's encountered on the show have made her as nervous as she is about her next big gig, hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, April 25.

"I keep going between 'I'm so excited' and then 'I'm so nervous' and then going back to being so honored and humble," she tells PEOPLE. "I just don't even know where I stand this second."

While Strong is only the fourth woman to host the Washington, D.C., Nerd Prom – and one of the youngest at just 31 – the Illinois native says her comedic strategy for the evening is simple.

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Celebs at White House Correspondents' Dinner Can't Name a Single White House Correspondent

Originally posted 04/23/2015 06:10PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4192597033001" "" "" "auto"] It's prom season for Washington D.C. VIPs.

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Loretta Lynch Makes History as the First Black Female Attorney General in U.S. History

Loretta Lynch Makes History as the First Black Female Attorney General in U.S. History

Originally posted 04/23/2015 04:50PM

After nearly six months of drama and debate, the U.S. Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the attorney general on Thursday, making her the first black woman to hold the title.

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Blake Lively Is Still Mortified About Freezing Up When She Met President Obama

Originally posted 04/23/2015 02:05PM



Blake Lively always seems cool, calm and collected. But when she meets the president, it all comes undone.

The Age of Adaline actress, 27, told a story Wednesday on Late Night with Seth Meyers about a dinner she attended with President Obama and a number of world leaders. But when it came time to say hello to him, she totally froze.

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Warren Weinstein, American Aid Worker Killed in U.S. Airstrike, Made 'People's Lives Better,' Says Wife

Warren Weinstein, American Aid Worker Killed in U.S. Airstrike, Made 'People's Lives Better,' Says Wife

Originally posted 04/23/2015 01:40PM

The family of American aid worker Warren Weinstein is "devastated" after officials announced on Thursday that he and another innocent hostage, Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, had accidentally been killed in a U.S. airstrike on al-Qaeda in January.

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President Obama Takes 'Full Responsibility' for Two Hostages Killed in U.S. Airstrike on al-Qaeda

Originally posted 04/23/2015 10:40AM

President Barack Obama took full responsibility for the deaths of two hostages accidentally killed in a U.S. airstrike on al-Qaeda.

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SNL's Cecily Strong Declares Barack Obama Our 'Funniest President' | Barack Obama

SNL's Cecily Strong Declares Barack Obama Our 'Funniest President'

Originally posted 04/22/2015 04:00PM

Barack Obama is a tough act to follow, and that doesn't just apply to the next president.

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The Woman Who Once Made Hillary Clinton Cry Calls Her a 'Megalomaniac' – but Still Wants Her to Win

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The Woman Who Once Made Hillary Clinton Cry Assesses the 'Driven' Candidate Now

Originally posted 04/22/2015 03:50PM

Hillary Clinton once told her best friend that she reveled in never letting her enemies see her pain.

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89: How Many U.S. Presidents Has She Met During Her Reign?

Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89: See All the U.S. Presidents She's Met During Her Reign

Originally posted 04/21/2015 03:45PM

On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II, the fabulously dressed figurehead of the United Kingdom, turned 89.

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