Funerals and memorial services

FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the Mensch International Foundation presented its annual Mensch Award to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. ( Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 9:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. That fact, he said, is buoyed by stories about Barbara Bush's warmth and wit...
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FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
April 17, 2018 - 10:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly...
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Sisters Zindzi, left, and Zenani, center, at podium, appear on stage to pay tribute to their mother struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, backdrop, at her funeral at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2 at the age of 81. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
April 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger. Thunder rumbled and it began...
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A woman attends a memorial service for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando, Stadium, in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The death of Madikizela-Mandela, often called the "Mother of the Nation," has triggered widespread soul-searching over the legacy of one of the nation's most important fighters against the previous regime of racial discrimination. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
April 11, 2018 - 6:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several thousand mourners gathered at Soweto's Orlando Stadium on Wednesday for the official memorial service for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died on April 2 at the age of 81. The death of Madikizela-Mandela, often called the "Mother of the Nation,"...
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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian cameraman who was shot and killed, Friday by Israeli troops while covering a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
April 10, 2018 - 1:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that a well-known Gaza journalist who was killed by Israeli gunfire over the weekend was a member of Hamas, an allegation denied by the Islamic militant group and the journalist's family. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman provided no evidence...
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Mourners comfort each other as people attend a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honor the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 10:28 pm
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The people of this small town grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, laying flowers and jerseys in a makeshift memorial at the entrance and later gathering inside to mourn the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the local youth hockey...
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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian cameraman who was shot and killed, Friday by Israeli troops while covering a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
April 07, 2018 - 7:10 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds attended the funeral of a well-known Palestinian journalist in Gaza on Saturday who was killed while covering mass protests along the Israeli border the previous day. Yasser Murtaja died from a gunshot wound he sustained while filming Friday in an area engulfed...
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British actor Eddie Redmayne, who played the role of the late Professor Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama The Theory of Everything, attends his funeral at University Church of St Mary the Great in Cambridge, England, Saturday March 31, 2018. The renowned British physicist died on March 14 at the age of 76. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Some 500 invited guests were gathering for the private funeral of famed British scientist Stephen Hawking. Crowds of them came to the University Church of St. Mary the Great in the English town of Cambridge on Saturday for the service honoring Hawking, who died on March 14 at age 76...
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Pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, second from left, gestures to a diagram showing where police shooting victim Stephon Clark was struck by bullets, during a news conference, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Omalu, who was hired by the family to conduct an independent autopsy, said Clark was shot seven times from behind and took up to 10 minutes to die. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 30, 2018 - 5:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to autopsy results released Friday by a pathologist hired by Clark's family, a finding that calls into question the department's assertion the 22-year-old black man was facing officers and moving...
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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, hugs Stevante Clark while speaking during the funeral services for police shooting victim Stephon Clark at Bayside Of South Sacramento Church in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 29, 2018. Clark, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by Sacramento Police Officers, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)
March 29, 2018 - 9:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A standing-room-only crowd packed into a church Thursday to celebrate the life of a 22-year-old black man who was shot to death by Sacramento police, prompting angry protests in California's capital city and a resolve to force changes in police departments around the...
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