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Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as 'the first lady of the greatest generation'
Scott Olson/Getty Images (HOUSTON) -- Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented the best of the World War II generation. "Barbara Bush was the first lady of 'the greatest generation,'" presidential historian Jon Meacham, a friend of the Bush family, said in a eulogy at Saturday's funeral service in Texas that drew signatories from across the nation and around the world. Meacham recalled the snowy-haired former first lady's "long and consequential life," not least her promotion of literacy, her quick-witted humor and her trademark...
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Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday: Royal family pulls out all the stops
Andrew Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images (LONDON) -- The Royal Family paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth at a star-studded birthday party at Royal Albert Hall tonight -- where the likes of Sting, Sir Tom Jones, Shaggy, Kylie Minogue and Shawn Mendes joined a cast of commonwealth Nation artists to pay tribute to the 92-year-old Queen.The monarch took her seat at the concert hall flanked by her two heirs, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William attended solo for the “Queens Birthday Party” as the event was named without Kate, who remained home...
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This company recycles event flowers and donates them to people in need
Rachel Scott/ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Weddings and events often have the most beautiful floral arrangements, but after the event is over, the arrangements can end up in the trash.Former event planner Jennifer Grove is working to end that with her company Repeat Roses, which gives event and wedding flowers a second chance by donating them to local nonprofits."We get handwritten cards from all of our organizations across the country that say, 'You know what, we were taking flowers to someone who was getting ready for their cancer treatment. We brought flowers to a gentleman who hasn't had a visitor...
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Sessions told White House counsel he would consider resigning if Rosenstein were fired, sources say
ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a phone conversation with White House counsel Don McGahn he would consider resigning if President Donald Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, sources familiar with the matter confirms to ABC News. The conversation happened a week ago and just days after a meeting at the White House between Roseinstein and Trump. Sources said at the time the meeting was focused on congressional requests for documents from the Justice Department. Sessions' phone conversation was first reported by the Washington Post. Amid speculation that Trump was considering firing both Rosenstein...
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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage
Brian Davidson/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is in critical but stable condition after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. The team put out a statement on Twitter telling fans to "please keep Danny and his family in your positive thoughts and prayers." Farquhar, 31, was taken to the hospital after passing out in the sixth inning of Friday night's 10-0 loss against the Houston Astros. He is being treated in the neurosurgical ICU unit at RUSH University Medical Center by Dr. Demetrius Lopez, according to team. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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CDC expands warning to consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expanding its warning over romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. The lettuce is responsible for at least 53 people falling ill, including 31 hospitalizations, in 16 states. The CDC had previously warned consumers only about chopped romaine lettuce, but is now saying anyone who purchased any type of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, region should throw it out. "Based on new information, CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region," the CDC said in a statement. "This...
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Alec Baldwin, Alyssa Milano, Amy Schumer among celebs part of new anti-NRA initiative
ABC/Justin Jay (NEW YORK) -- Alyssa Milano, Amy Schumer and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities and activists who have joined forces to launch a new initiative aimed at dismantling the National Rifle Association. The No Rifle Association initiative -- #NoRA – announced its intent in a letter to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre Friday. It was signed by over 130 celebrities and activists, including Ashley Judd, Don Cheadle, Minnie Driver, Jon Favreau, Nathan Fillion, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore, Michael Moore, Patton Oswalt, Amber Tamblyn and Constance Wu, as well as some of the Parkland shooting survivors. “We’re a...
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