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**FILE** Actor Robert Downey Jr. poses during a photo call to promote his new movie "Iron Man 3" on the roof of a hotel in Moscow, with Kremlin in the background, on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

Downey Jr. inks deal for 2 more 'Avengers' films

Thanks in large part to Robert Downey Jr.'s turn as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Marvel's "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3" has brought in almost $3 billion worldwide. Studio heads can breathe a sigh of relief, because he's signed on for two more films. Published June 20, 2013

Actor Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise's leading role: Actor's commitment to troops goes beyond Memorial Day

There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump." Published May 24, 2013

A man stands in a London street after allegedly screaming, 'Allahu Akbar,' and killing a man in broad daylight. (ITV news screenshot)

Networks' initial coverage of London terror attack excludes Islam

The machete attack that left a British soldier dead on the streets of London on Wednesday included attackers shouting, "Allahu akbar," but the main television broadcast networks failed to reference Islam in their initial coverage. Published May 23, 2013

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

Reid on AP scandal at Justice Dept.: 'Inexcusable'

In the wake of revelations that the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors last year, leaders in the House and Senate are beginning to weigh in, among them Sen. Harry Reid. Published May 14, 2013

This image provided by the FBI shows the updated "Missing Person" poster for Georgina "Gina" DeJesus. A frantic phone call on Monday, May 6, 2013, led police to a house near downtown Cleveland where Miss DeJesus and two other women who vanished about a decade ago were found. (AP Photo/FBI)

Report: 5 pregnancies may have occurred during Cleveland abductions

Georgina "Gina" DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry have survived their abduction and confinement in a Cleveland home for years. The ordeal is over, but the details of the horrors that went on within the home is just beginning. Just hours after their release, there are reports that as many as five pregnancies may have taken place during the women's confinement. Published May 7, 2013

Steven Spielberg

Spielberg to direct 'American Sniper'

Steven Spielberg will direct a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, according to the famed filmmaker's studio. Published May 3, 2013