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PopUps: Twitter is Thirsting After this Shirtless Statue of Abe Lincoln

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

A photo of a statue of a shirtless Abraham Lincoln is going viral, thanks to Twitter users who are not holding back their thirst for the depiction of the 16th president of the Unit...

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AP Fact Check: Undocumented Gop, Dem Rhetoric on Immigration

AP Fact Check: Undocumented Gop, Dem Rhetoric on Immigration

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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