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Stanley Donen, Director of 'Singin' in the Rain,' Dies at 94

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Feb 23
Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, has died. He was 94.

'Leave No Trace,' 'Eighth Grade' to Vie at Spirit Awards

'Leave No Trace,' 'Eighth Grade' to Vie at Spirit Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 23
The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards have a few things the Oscars don't: a host and female filmmaker nominees.

AP Fact Check: Undocumented Gop, Dem Rhetoric on Immigration

AP Fact Check: Undocumented Gop, Dem Rhetoric on Immigration

NEWS | By Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward And Christopher Rugaber | Feb 23
The political fallout from President Donald Trump's push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Told to Leave, IS 'Caliphate' Holdouts in Syria Stay Devoted

Told to Leave, IS 'Caliphate' Holdouts in Syria Stay Devoted

NEWS | By Sarah El Deeb | Feb 23
They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. They had no clean water to drink, and no medical care for those wounded in an intense military campaign.

Trans Athletes Make Great Gains, yet Resentment Still Flares

Trans Athletes Make Great Gains, yet Resentment Still Flares

NEWS | By David Crary | Feb 23
Across the U.S. and in many places abroad, transgender athletes are breaking barriers in high school, college and pro sports and being embraced by teammates and fans. But resentments can still flare,

US Latinas Rally Around 'Roma' Actress Yalitza Aparicio

US Latinas Rally Around 'Roma' Actress Yalitza Aparicio

ENTERTAINMENT | By Russell Contreras | Feb 23
Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico.

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.


News

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

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

CRIME | 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.


Technology

Electronic Voting Machines Clear Hurdles in Georgia House

Electronic Voting Machines Clear Hurdles in Georgia House

PERSONAL TECH | By Ben Nadler | Feb 23
Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then by the full committee.


Cars

BMW, Daimler: You Can Trust Us with Car-Sharing Data

BMW, Daimler: You Can Trust Us with Car-Sharing Data

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Feb 23
Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities.


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


Health/Fitness

Trump Sets Up Abortion Obstacles, Barring Clinic Referrals

Trump Sets Up Abortion Obstacles, Barring Clinic Referrals

POLITICS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar And David Crary | Feb 23
The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court.