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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Obit Barbara Bush

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the “Red Baron” who was believed to have downed 80 enemy aircraft during World War I, was...


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Firm accused of preying on detained immigrants faces more investigations

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Investigations into a Virginia-based company accused of preying on detained undocumented immigrants have expanded. Libre by Nexus, an immigration bond services company, is the subject of probes by the attorneys general of Virginia, New York and Washington state,...


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The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'

Palestinians Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The Hamas militant wing is suggesting that a Palestinian engineer and lecturer shot dead in Malaysia was one of its commanders. The armed wing of Hamas has opened a mourning house in Gaza...


World

Imprisonment of ex-president Lula seen as potential turning point for Brazil

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAO PAULO, Brazil - In the four years since it was launched, a Brazilian anti-corruption probe dubbed Operation Car Wash has ensnared top officials across Latin America, inspiring emulation from Brazil’s neighbors even as it has provoked a backlash from some nervous...


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Jeb Bush to eulogize mother, Barbara, in private service

Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) — Some 1,500 guests are expected Saturday at a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation’s largest Episcopal church. First lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are among those expected to...


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The Latest: Guests start arriving for Barbara Bush's funeral

Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin’s Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. About 1,500 people are expected at Saturday’s private service,...


World

Emmanuel Macron, seen as France's Obama, may govern more like Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - Ahead of his state visit to Washington this week, French President Emmanuel Macron has attracted international praise for being the only European - perhaps even the only Western - head of state willing to confront head-on the rise of anti-democratic regimes....


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After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Plane Accidents Flying Again

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground. Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage...


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Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Palestinians Israel

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top U.N. official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including...


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Barbara Bush's funeral: Why Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton will be there

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A lot about being a first lady is unofficial. The title is invented, the job unpaid and the mandate unclear: Be fashionable but not flashy, be involved but not interfering. Pick a cause, make a mark - but not too much of a mark. When first lady Melania Trump attends...


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