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Batman Through The Ages: The Best — And Worst — Caped Crusaders

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SweetHearts will be tougher to find this Valentine's Day. The company that used to make the popular candy went out of business. Its new owners aren't ready to start making new batches yet. Chitose Suzuki/AP hide caption

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Be Mine? Nope. SweetHeart Candies Hard To Find This Valentine's Day

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The hosts of Red Table Talk are (from left) Jada Pinkett-Smith, her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her daughter Willow Smith. Stan Evans/Courtesy of Red Table Talk hide caption

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Jada Pinkett-Smith, And Her Mom And Daughter, Get Candid On 'Red Table Talk'

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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi during an interview conducted in Jan. 2018. A portrait of his son — Sam Mtukudzi, who died in a 2010 car crash — can be seen over his shoulder. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) ride the product-placed coattails of their younger brother in The Other Two. John Pack/Comedy Central hide caption

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Siblings Struggle (Hilariously) In Their Kid Brother's Shadow: 'The Other Two'

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Video of a school in Shanxi province, China, shows principal Zhang Pengfei leading the students in a major update of the standard calisthenics routine. Screenshot by NPR/China Xinhua News/Twitter hide caption

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A Star Is Born has received eight nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards, including in the category of best original song for "Shallow." Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Beyond 'Shallow': A Look At The Oscars Picks For Best Original Song

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