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  • Four Presidents Come Together to Pay Tribute to Barbara Bush

    A touching photograph of several generations of presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being warmly and widely circulated on social media. The remarkable photo features four former presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush — along with first lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. The photo, taken Saturday by Paul Morse, a former White House photographer for George W. Bush, was initially tweeted […]

  • 4 Killed at Tennessee Waffle House as Police Search for Seminude Suspect

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee  —  Nashville police are asking residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House early Sunday. Police are also asking for the public’s help in finding suspect 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Authorities said the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though he walked away from the restaurant, naked. “Keep your doors locked, keep your eyes open. If you see this individual — if […]

  • Trump Considering Pardon for Boxer Jack Johnson

    President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump tweeted. “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!” Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, was convicted […]

  • Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers Films, Dies at 49

    Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts. Troyer was 49. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” a statement posted to his social media said. “Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked […]

  • Barbara Bush’s Funeral Draws More Than 1,000 Mourners to Honor Her Life

    TEXAS  —  More than 1,000 mourners gathered in Texas on Saturday to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty. Bush, only the second woman in US history to have had a husband and son elected President, died Tuesday at the age of 92 at her home in Houston. She had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, and decided against seeking additional medical help earlier this week after a series of […]

  • Schumer to Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level. While Schumer, who was elected to the Senate two decades ago, has been supportive of medicinal marijuana, he has now “evolved” his thinking on recreational marijuana. “The time has come to decriminalize marijuana,” the New York Democrat said in a statement Friday announcing his plans to introduce a new bill in the Senate. “My thinking — as well as the general population’s […]

  • Woman Lost Two Sons in One Night to Opioids; Fighting the Crisis is Now Her Life’s Work

    “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys came home about 12:30 a.m. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up. The next morning, as Savage was picking up laundry in Jack’s room, […]

  • Minnesota Grandmother Accused of Killing her Husband Captured in Texas

    A grandmother accused of killing her husband before traveling across the country to impersonate and kill another woman, has been arrested in Texas, authorities said. A nationwide manhunt for Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, ended Thursday night when she was captured in South Padre Island, Texas, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities found Riess about 25 minutes after they received a tip from someone who spotted her at a restaurant, said Nikki Soto, a spokeswoman for the […]

  • No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Death, Attorney Says

    No criminal charges will be filed in relation to Prince’s April 2016 death, Carver County attorney Mark Metz said in a news conference Thursday. Prince, who suffered from an opiate addiction, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose after taking counterfeit Vicodin pills that were laced with fentanyl, Metz said. “Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him,” the attorney said. There is no evidence showing how he obtained those counterfeit pills, Metz said, and […]

  • Indiana Woman’s Future in Doubt After Leaving Packing Plant to Become Unwitting ISIS Bride

    For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS’s so-called Caliphate. A holiday is what her husband, Moussa Elhassani, promised her when she went to Hong Kong in 2014, she says. The couple was planning to move to Morocco to start a new, cheaper life, she says, and needed […]

  • Grassley ‘Moving Ahead’ With Mueller Bill Despite McConnell’s Opposition

    Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are plowing ahead with their plan to pass a bill out of the committee that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller, despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow not to put the measure on the Senate floor. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, told CNN on Wednesday that he was “moving ahead” with the bipartisan legislation, which is expected to be marked up next week. “He sets the agenda for the United States Senate and that’s […]

  • Read a Love Letter Bush Sr. Sent to Barbara Bush During World War II

    In 1943, George H.W. Bush was more than 40 years away from becoming the 41st President of the United States. He was 19 and serving in the Navy during World War II. He was also deeply in love with his fiancee, Ms. Barbara Pierce, who would go on to be a beloved First Lady. A handwritten letter from Bush to his bride-to-be is housed at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, and it offers an intimate […]