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Pioneering Transgender Singer Jackie Shane Dead at 78

Pioneering Transgender Singer Jackie Shane Dead at 78

NEWS | By Kristin M. Hall | Feb 23
Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she packed out nightclubs in the 1960s, has died. She was 78.

Iowa Play-By-Play Man Suspended for "King Kong" Comment

Iowa Play-By-Play Man Suspended for "King Kong" Comment

NEWS | By Luke Meredith | Feb 23
Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to Maryland's Bruno Fernando as "King Kong" during a game.

Mueller Sentencing Memo in Manafort Case Not Yet Public

Mueller Sentencing Memo in Manafort Case Not Yet Public

NEWS | By Chad Day And Eric Tucker | Feb 23
Special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal.

Biden's 2020 Opening? Dem Field Missing Foreign Policy Hand

Biden's 2020 Opening? Dem Field Missing Foreign Policy Hand

NEWS | By Elana Schor And Thomas Beaumont | Feb 23
Former Vice President Joe Biden is seizing on that opening to position himself as the sole global policy expert in a crowded Democratic field if he decides to run for president.

Handicapping the Oscars in a Crazy Year

Handicapping the Oscars in a Crazy Year

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 23
There are two things to know about the Oscars this year: the lead-up has been crazy and there is no clear cut winner for Best Picture. EDGE writers make their picks for who will win, should win and should have been nominated.

R. Kelly Due in Chicago Court to Face Sex Abuse Charges

R. Kelly Due in Chicago Court to Face Sex Abuse Charges

NEWS | By Sara Burnett And Michael Tarm | Feb 23
R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims.

Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Charges of Soliciting Prostitute

Patriots Owner Kraft Denies Charges of Soliciting Prostitute

NEWS | By Terry Spencer And Joshua Replogle | Feb 23
Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.

From Bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a Lesson in Reconciliation

From Bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a Lesson in Reconciliation

NEWS | By Denis D. Gray And Hau Dinh | Feb 23
Despite the conflict's savagery, what followed was a remarkable rapprochement between wartime foes and it took merely 20 years to restore full relations.

AP Source: Mueller Report Not Expected Next Week

AP Source: Mueller Report Not Expected Next Week

NEWS | By Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker | Feb 23
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week, a senior department official told The Associated Press on Friday.

A Bumpy Road to the Oscars Could End in Triumph for Netflix

A Bumpy Road to the Oscars Could End in Triumph for Netflix

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 23
The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath.


Entertainment

Jason St. Amand's 10 Best Films of 2018

Jason St. Amand's 10 Best Films of 2018

MOVIES | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 22
This list may seem a few months late but I consider the movie season to stretch from January through February of the following year — or until after the Academy Awards ceremony is held.


Business

Was That Ballot Fraud in North Carolina U.S. House Race?

Was That Ballot Fraud in North Carolina U.S. House Race?

LEGAL | By Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson | Feb 22
The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election.


Technology

Japanese Spacecraft Touches Down on Asteroid to Get Samples

Japanese Spacecraft Touches Down on Asteroid to Get Samples

SCIENCE | Feb 22
A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.


Cars

White House Ends California Talks on Mileage Dispute

White House Ends California Talks on Mileage Dispute

AUTO NEWS | By Ellen Knickmeyer an atom Krisher | Feb 22
The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.


Style

Highlights From Milan Fashion Week

Highlights From Milan Fashion Week

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 22
Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition