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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

The R&B star was convicted in New York last year of sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, sex trafficking and racketeering.

Left-handed, Elizabeth Cotten turned the guitar so the bass strings were at the bottom, therefore "backwards." She used her thumb to play the melody and her fingers for the low notes. John Cohen, courtesy Deborah Bell, New York/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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How Elizabeth Cotten's music fueled the folk revival

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University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas at the 2022 Ivy League Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in February. Thomas, a transgender woman, has been at the center of the debate around transgender athletes. Kathryn Riley/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans are deeply divided on transgender rights, a poll shows

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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

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