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Renowned conductor Bernard Haitink has died at age 92

The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink had a six-decade career leading major orchestras across Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. He was hailed as a musician's musician, prizing the art well above glamor. → Read More

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Britney Spears is on the road to independence. The media should let her take the wheel

On Wednesday, Jamie Spears was suspended as his daughter's conservator. Is all the media attention, including three new Spears documentaries, still welcome? → Read More

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A Judge Suspends Britney Spears' Dad From Her Conservatorship

At a hearing Wednesday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Brenda J. Penny suspended the pop star's father from controlling her financial affairs. Britney Spears has accused him of exploiting her. → Read More

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R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

A jury found the disgraced R&B star guilty of charges that included sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering and sex trafficking. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison. → Read More

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R. Kelly's Federal Trial Is In The Hands Of The Jury

After six weeks of emotionally charged testimony, jury deliberation begins in the New York federal trial of disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly. If convicted, he could spend 10 years to life in prison. → Read More

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A 'New Yorker' Editor Dug For Diversity Stats. She Calls The Results 'Passive Racism'

Combing through the archives, Erin Overbey found that the print publication resembles "a Southern country club in the 1950s," in which barely any writers and editors of color or women are represented. → Read More

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Notebook: A Month Into R. Kelly's Trial, Here's What It's Been Like In The Courtroom

Four weeks into testimony in the R&B superstar's New York federal trial, it's often been hard to hear testimony from the women and men he allegedly abused. → Read More

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Greek Composer And Politician Mikis Theodorakis Has Died At The Age Of 96

Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis has died. He was 96 years old. His music for Zorba the Greek was full of joy — but his own story was much more complicated. → Read More

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Mike Richards Is No Longer 'Jeopardy!' Executive Producer, After Being Ousted As Host

Mike Richards had recently been named the new host of "Jeopardy!" His tenure was very short-lived after past sexist and inappropriate comments came to light. → Read More

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A Woman Claims R. Kelly Forced Her To Get An Abortion Against Her Will

The accuser also alleges that Kelly physically and sexually abused her, and first pressured her into sex when she was a 17-year-old high school student who went to him for career mentorship. → Read More

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R. Kelly's Trial Has Begun. The Singer Faces Decades Of Sex Abuse Charges

The charges that R. Kelly faces in New York include racketeering "to prey upon young women and teenagers" and sexually trafficking these girls and women between states. → Read More

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Opinion: 13 Years After The Last R. Kelly Trial, The Culture Has Changed

The first federal trial against disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly is underway. Tenacious reporting has explicitly centered the mostly Black girls and women who have accused him. → Read More

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Jamie Spears Agrees To Step Down From Britney Spears Conservatorship

Facing pressure to cede control of his daughter's finances, Jamie Spears filed documents Thursday to leave his position as conservator of the pop star's estate. No timeline has been laid out, however. → Read More

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R. Kelly Is Going To Trial For Alleged Sex Crimes. Here's What To Know

It's been two years since the R&B singer and songwriter was arrested. His first federal trial is about to begin in New York, but a lot has happened in the interim. Here's what you've missed. → Read More

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Britney Spears' Lawyer Files To Have Her Father Removed From Controlling Her Finances

In a blistering 120-page document submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court, Mathew Rosengart claims that Jamie Spears appears to be responsible for the "dissipation" of the singer's fortune. → Read More

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Britney Spears' Lawyer Files Request For New Conservator Of Her Money

Attorney Mathew Rosengart, who began representing the pop singer a week and a half ago, wants someone new to look after Spears' estate. For the past 13 years, it's been controlled by her father. → Read More

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Prosecutors Say They Have Evidence Of More Abuse And Bribery In The R. Kelly Case

Federal prosecutors in New York filed a request on Friday that they be allowed to enter more evidence of uncharged crimes allegedly committed by the R&B singer in his trial next month. → Read More

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Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges In Los Angeles Court

The disgraced former movie mogul was charged Wednesday with four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault charges in California. He is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York. → Read More

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How To Watch The Tokyo Olympics

There are lots of ways to watch the 2020 Olympic Games, from streaming to mobile app to good old-fashioned broadcast television. Here's how and where to catch your favorite events. → Read More

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Disney Introduces A Revamped Jungle Cruise Ride Without The Racist Imagery

The ride, which previously featured racist imagery of Africans as spear-waving headhunters, has been transformed into a slapstick comedy in which the wildlife bests clueless safari-goers. → Read More