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Winners of 106th Pulitzer Prizes announced
The winners of the 106th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama, and Music were announced on Monday. The Washington Post received a Pulitzer in the 'Public Service' category for its account of the US Capitol attack on January 6th, 2021.
 
Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait goes for $195 million
On Monday, Andy Warhol's 1964 pop art portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe sold for roughly $195 million. The sale was made at Christie's, New York, as part of an auction.
 
Nominations announced for the 75th Tony Awards
On Monday, actors Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry announced the nominations for the 75th annual Tony Awards. Michael R. Jackson's "A Strange Loop" took the lead with 11 nominations, including one in the 'Best Musical' category.
 
New Marvel movie tops North American box office
Over the weekend, Doctor Strange 2 grossed an estimated $185 million in American and Canadian theaters. Doctor Strange 2 grossed over twice as much as the first movie's $85 million opening in 2016.
 
BAFTA TV Awards’ winners announced
On May 8th, the Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards' winners were announced, "celebrating and rewarding" the best shows and performances of 2021. The Awards were held at the Royal Festival Hall on London's Southbank and hosted by British actor Richard Ayoade. The Awards also included a red carpet performance by English singer-songwriter George Ezra.
 
Verstappen wins the first Miami Grand Prix
On Sunday, Max Verstappen won the first-ever F1-Miami Grand Prix. Driving for Red Bull, Verstappen beat Ferrari's Charles Leclerc to the top spot on the podium.
 
Rich Strike comes first at Kentucky Derby
Spectators crammed into the first full Kentucky Derby since the coronavirus pandemic began. Churchill Downs was packed by early afternoon on Saturday, hours before the day's biggest race. For two years, the pandemic upended the typical extravagance of Derby Day. The 2020 running was delayed until Labor Day weekend and held without spectators.
 
Dave Chappelle’s attacker will not face felony charges
During his performance earlier this week, the man who allegedly rushed onstage and attacked comedian Dave Chappelle won't face felony charges. On Thursday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's office declined to file felony charges against the 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he appeared to tackle Chappelle during Tuesday's comedy show.
 
Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson retires at 35
On Tuesday, Kevin Anderson announced his retirement from professional tennis. Anderson, 35, of South Africa, is a two-time grand slam finalist.
 
Sporting body UEFA suspends Russian women’s soccer team
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has suspended Russian players from the Women's European Championship and from participating in qualifying for next year's World Cup. The UEFA Executive Committee took a series of decisions relating to Russian teams and clubs with the aim of ensuring smooth staging in a safe and secure environment.