War in Ukraine live updates: A shelter in a theater withstands Russian shelling, but the city of Mariupol is devastated

Soldiers loaded with weapons walk down a street lined with parked cars.
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Evacuees from Mariupol arrive at a shopping center on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, now a registration center for displaced people, Some 20,000 residents have been allowed to leave Mariupol through a humanitarian corridor. But exhausted, shivering evacuees speak of harrowing conditions at home.

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Here's what we're following today:

Some evacuate from Mariupol: Residents there continue to face constant Russian shelling and shortages of all basics.

A shelter in a Mariupol theater is intact: In a glimmer of good news, survivors are being pulled out of a theater that was hit by a Russian airstrike on Wednesday.

More U.S. aid to Ukraine: The package is worth $800 million — but more notable than the cost is the type of weapons it provides.