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Former President George W. Bush, with his wife former first lady Laura, walks past the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday...
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December 03, 2018 - 2:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report of a possible gunman at William Peace University's downtown Raleigh campus prompted the school to tell people shelter in place Monday. Students hid together in rooms until an all-clear was given and they were allowed to leave. In a tweet, the school said a gunman was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Leaders of North Carolina’s flagship university are meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate monument torn down by protesters. The chancellor and trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were finalizing a plan Monday, Dec. 3, for the century-old bronze statue known as “Silent Sam.” (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 03, 2018 - 11:28 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship university proposed Monday to move a toppled Confederate statue into a new $5 million building on the outskirts of campus, seeking to balance security with strict state historical laws at a site a mile south of where the monument previously stood...
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Officials gather outside the George H. Lewis Funeral Home as they prepare for a departure ceremony for the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 03, 2018 - 8:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas. Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral, a private...
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Tiffany Utterson, right, and her children, from left to right, Ella, 11, Ian, 10 and Owen, 8, place a wreath outside the gated community entrance to the home of George H.W. Bush Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 02, 2018 - 5:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas. Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral, a private...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 9:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Jamaal Siddiqui, center, uncle of a student at the Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham, Mass., who received threatening notes, talks with reporters in Framingham. The Muslim student, who officials haven’t named publicly, has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. With Siddiqui are his wife Saleha Abrar, left, and Sumaiya Zama, of the Council on America-Islamic Relations. (John Walker/The Metro West Daily News via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 9:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that as of Thursday, it had received more than 500 notes from across the...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. A CNN spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract. The network did not give a reason, but the move...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows candidates for mayor of Little Rock, Ark., from left, Frank Scott and Baker Kurrus, who are running in the Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. (The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP\, File)
November 29, 2018 - 10:16 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may be on the verge of electing its first African-American mayor. But Frank Scott, the 35-year-old banking...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson yells during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Johnson is retiring. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, because the school had not made an official announcement. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Johnson, the longest-serving Georgia Tech coach in a half-century and architect of a triple-option offense that was an anomaly among Power Five schools, announced his retirement Wednesday after 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets. The 61-year-old Johnson revealed the surprising...
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