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Barbara Bush Buried At Presidential Library

Barbara Bush Buried At Presidential Library

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband’s presidential library in Texas. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the ceremony was “a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day. It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted.” About 1,500 people…

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Barbara Bush Was ‘First Lady Of The Greatest Generation’

Barbara Bush Was ‘First Lady Of The Greatest Generation’

By JUAN A. LOZANO , Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and…

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1 Shot, Wounded At Florida School; Suspect In Custody

1 Shot, Wounded At Florida School; Suspect In Custody

By CURT ANDERSON , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire, wounding one student before he was taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities…

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Barbara Bush Believed Literacy Could Cure Other Ills

Barbara Bush Believed Literacy Could Cure Other Ills

By WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston’s leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she’d like to focus on should she become first lady. Bush was concerned…

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Syrian Rebels Give Up Damascus Area Town To Government

Syrian Rebels Give Up Damascus Area Town To Government

By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government. Residents in the town of Dumayr welcomed security forces into their town in a…

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