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Pioneering Transgender Singer Jackie Shane Dead at 78

Pioneering Transgender Singer Jackie Shane Dead at 78

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

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

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

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

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.

Nun to Vatican Abuse Summit: "This Storm Will Not Pass By"

Nun to Vatican Abuse Summit: "This Storm Will Not Pass By"

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 23
A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling a Vatican summit Saturday that transparency and an admission of mistakes were needed to restore trust.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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