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Angelina Jolie Calls Mass Nigerian Kidnappings 'Unthinkable Cruelty'

Angelina Jolie Calls Mass Nigerian Kidnappings 'Unthinkable Cruelty'

Originally posted 05/06/2014 05:10PM

Angelina Jolie is speaking out to condemn the mass kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls three weeks ago, adding her voice to the worldwide outrage over the shocking crime.

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A Very Royal Wedding, Obama Puts the Party in Politics & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

A Very Royal Wedding, President Obama's Funny Business & More Weekend News

Originally posted 05/04/2014 11:00PM

Was the place-to-be this weekend at the White House – or in Memphis?

Between a very royal wedding and a star-studded D.C. affair, here's what you missed:

5. In Case You've Ever Wondered What It's Like to Kiss Andrew Garfield

So, this usually plays out a little differently in our dreams ... but on this weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live, things got way sticky and Spider-Man himself needed a little help laying the moves on on-and off-screen girlfriend Emma Stone. Or a lot of help, but who's counting? Watch to find out who saved the day!

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What He Said: Best Quips from Obama and Joel McHale at the Correspondents' Dinner

Best Quips from Obama and Joel McHale at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Originally posted 05/04/2014 12:00AM

In case you missed it: President Barack Obama pushed politics aside Saturday night in the name of some good, nonpartisan fun.

Democrats, Republicans – no one was safe from the jokes (or able to hold back the laughter) when the commander-in-chief took the lectern at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

And if Obama's opener wasn't enough to unite Congress, well, the event's emcee, Joel McHale, might have sealed the deal. When you're done ogling the stars' best looks of the night, here are the best lines of the night.

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Barack Obama, Basketball Greats React to Donald Sterling Racism Scandal

Barack Obama, Basketball Players React to Donald Sterling's Alleged Racist Comments

Originally posted 04/28/2014 10:50AM

Even President Barack Obama is weighing in on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. And that's what happened here," Obama said Sunday at a news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, reports Sports Illustrated.

He continued: "The NBA is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country. It's got an awful lot of African-American players. It's steeped in African-American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this."

Sterling, who allegedly made racially charged comments in an audio recording obtained and released by TMZ, has also earned reactions from some of the biggest names in basketball.

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President Obama Challenges Japanese Robot to Soccer Game

Originally posted 04/24/2014 01:45PM

The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."

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Bo & Sunny Are the MVPs of the White House Easter Egg Roll

The Daily Treat: Bo & Sunny Are the MVPs of the White House Easter Egg Roll

Originally posted 04/21/2014 06:20PM

Thousands turned out for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, and the big bunny wasn't the only furry face people were clamoring to see.

First dogs Sunny and Bo Obama were two of the famous names on hand for the event, which also featured appearances by singer Ariana Grande and Jim Carrey.

According to The Washington Post, the crowd screamed when they laid eyes on the pups, who donned red leashes on the South Lawn where more than 30,000 guests were invited by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to enjoy egg hunting, face painting and obstacle courses.

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The Pope Met President Obama and Now They Are the Best of Friends | Barack Obama, Pope Francis

The Pope Met President Obama and Now They Are the Best of Friends

Originally posted 03/27/2014 01:00PM

The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience, but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element. A metal support stilt holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift – a chest of seeds from the White House garden – twice crashed onto the marble floor of the pope's library when photographers banged into the table holding it.

"These, I think, are carrots," Obama told the pope as he pulled out a blue velvet pouch from the seed chest.

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Twitter's 8th Birthday: Do You Remember These 8 Tweets?

Twitter's 8th Birthday: Do You Remember These 8 Tweets?

Originally posted 03/21/2014 04:15PM

Before March 2006, there were no limits on what web users could say – but then Twitter was born. On Friday, the social network celebrates eight years of keeping feelings under 140 characters.

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