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Legend, Miranda, Bareilles Make Oscar Rehearsals Musical

Legend, Miranda, Bareilles Make Oscar Rehearsals Musical

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sandy Cohen | Feb 25
Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals.

Meryl Streep Added as Academy Awards Presenter

Meryl Streep Added as Academy Awards Presenter

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 25
Meryl Streep, whose Golden Globes speech prompted President Donald Trump to call her "overrated," has been added as a presenter to Sunday's Academy Awards.

Obama Returns to Broadway to See Arthur Miller's 'The Price'

Obama Returns to Broadway to See Arthur Miller's 'The Price'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Feb 25
The Obamas just can't quit Broadway.

Transgender Boy Wins in First Round of Girls Tournament

Transgender Boy Wins in First Round of Girls Tournament

NEWS | By KRISTIE RIEKEN | Feb 25
Mack Beggs won two matches at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict - over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls - remained unsettled.

NAACP Urges North Carolina Boycott Over Conservative Laws

NAACP Urges North Carolina Boycott Over Conservative Laws

NEWS | By Jonathan Drew | Feb 25
The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state's conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections.

White House Defends Contacts with FBI Over Russia Reports

White House Defends Contacts with FBI Over Russia Reports

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Feb 25
The White House defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russia.

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | Feb 25
Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

White House Bars Major News Outlets from Media Gaggle

NEWS | Feb 24
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle, according to news reports.

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Picture

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Picture

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 24
The consensus is "La La Land" is the film to beat. Is anyone surprised?

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

'No Anonymous Sources,' Trump Scolds - After WH Uses Them

NEWS | By Julie Bykowicz | Feb 24
President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources.


News

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

Release Sought for Immigrant Who Asked for Protection Order

NATIONAL | By Astrid Galvan | Feb 24
The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.


Entertainment

 Review :: As You Are

Review :: As You Are

MOVIES | By Greg Vellante | Feb 24
Kind of like Peter Jackson's 1994 film "Heavenly Creatures," "As You Are" follows a young friendship that detours down dangerous avenues. But it loses itself in the middle, and slowly disintegrates into disaster by the third act.


Business

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

LEGAL | By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.


Technology

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

PERSONAL TECH | By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Style

Milan Fashion Week: Pucci, Max Mara & More

Milan Fashion Week: Pucci, Max Mara & More

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 24
Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips.


Travel

Cold Weather Brings Out the Crowds: Quebec City's Winter Carnaval

Cold Weather Brings Out the Crowds: Quebec City's Winter Carnaval

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
Nobody does more with the cold winds of winter than the Canadians. And this time of year, that means Quebec Winter Carnaval.