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Judge Orders Lee Harvey Oswald’s Original Coffin To Go To Brother, Who Will Probably Destroy It

A Texas judge has ruled that the original wood coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald belongs to his brother and not to the Fort Worth funeral home that had plans to sell it for more than $87,000. According to the New York Times, Robert Oswald initially thought that the coffin was destroyed in 1981. Show More Summary

Bill Maher To Obama On Saudi Arabia: “Stop Respecting Their Medieval Bullst”

“Stop respecting their medieval bullshit,” HBO late night host Bill Maher advised viewers last night, discussing Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia, to attend the funeral for King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. "I thought that [Michelle Obama]Show More Summary

Funeral home wrongly sold Lee Harvey Oswald's casket: judge

A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s pine casket must return it to the accused presidential assassin’s brother, a judge ruled.

Britain pays tribute to Winston Churchill 50 years after his state funeral

When Winston Churchill died 50 years ago at the age of 90, a million people lined the streets of London to watch the funeral cortege pass by. The man who led Britain to victory against Nazi Germany was honored with … Continue reading ? The post Britain pays tribute to Winston Churchill 50 years after his state funeral appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.K. marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s funeral — and what a funeral it was

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Britain paid tribute to Winston Churchill on Friday with a series of events to commemorate the funeral of the man many here say was one of the greatest prime ministers the country has ever known. It's not every day that a country commemorates the funeral of one of its statesman, but what a magnificent funeral […]

Musician Stevie Wonder Attacks Obama’s ‘Racist’ Critics At Funeral Eulogy

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder has hijacked the funeral eulogy for gospel singer Andraé Crouch, to launch an extraordinary attack on President Obama’s critics. According to Fox411 Stevie Wonder was one of many high-profile performers at gospel legend Andraé Crouch‘s funeral in Los Angeles on Jan 21. Show More Summary

Churchill's will shows who got his horses, medallions and gold cigar case

LONDON — Politicians gathered to mark 50 years since Winston Churchill's funeral Friday, as a series of services took place in central London and the boat that carried the wartime prime minister's coffin up the Thames in 1965 made the...Show More Summary

Glorious and triumphant — Ian Macleod on Winston Churchill’s funeral

Today marks fifty years since the funeral of Winston Churchill. In the 5 February 1965 edition of The Spectator, editor Ian Macleod wrote under the pen name Quoodle about the occasion.  There has never… Continue reading The post Glorious and triumphant — Ian Macleod on Winston Churchill’s funeral appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Argentinian prosecutor laid to rest amid scandal

Intrigue surrounding Alberto Nisman's death remains high as hundreds of well-wishers attend his funeral in Buenos Aires.

The dehumanizing of Iraqis is the main 'American Sniper' issue

The three-car caravan was headed to a funeral, everyone dressed in their Friday best. It was warm outside, as Baghdad often is in the fall, causing their crisp shirts to wilt and sweaters to itch. The men argued over who they'd pick for their soccer dream team, the kids played games on their...

Republican Senators Relieved to Hear Loretta Lynch Is Against Pot Legalization

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

lev radin / Loretta Lynch attends the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu in January of this year. The New York Times yesterday published Carl Hulse and Matt Apuzzo's report on the Senate panel hearings for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. Show More Summary

Afghanistan suicide bomber strikes funeral for Taliban vics

A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39.

Kabul Suicide Bomber Strikes Funeral For Taliban Victims and Kills 16

Insurgents are increasingly targeting local police and Afghan forces after most foreign troops withdrew at the end of last month

Jailed Mom of Drowned Texas Infant Allowed to Attend Funeral, Judge Says

Texas District Judge Teresa Hawthorne has signed an order releasing Keshondria Hull from jail so that she can be out in time for the funeral of her 2-month-old infant, who was allegedly drowned by a family friend's daughter, WFAA-TV reports.

Tony Abbott stars as a knightmare in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been the butt of every joke to do with knightmares this week, after he decided it was a jolly good idea to give an Australian knighthood to the Queen's husband, Prince Philip But far from aShow More Summary

Stewart: Why’d Obama Skip France but Drop Everything to Visit Saudis?

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Jon Stewart found it just a little bit odd that President Obama dropped everything to go to Saudi Arabia for the late king's funeral but couldn't be bothered to go to the Paris unity rally.

Monsters Among Us: Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns charged with killing Elrey “Bud” Runion and June E. Runion when he responded to an ad listed in Craigslist

Elrey “Bud” Runion and June Runion Facebook: Find Bud & June Runion Funeral Saturday for Marietta couple killed in Telfair County Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South Memorial growing for Cobb County couple killed in Telfair County Vehicle, bodies recovered in Craigslist disappearance Two bodies found near pond where missing couple’s […]

Michelle Obama Doesn’t Owe Anyone A Head Scarf

4 days agoNews : News Desk

Michelle Obama went to the funeral of King Abdullah—it involved, as funerals often do, an unplanned trip, with a detour from India, but the First Lady came up with an appropriate outfit. She wore loose black pants, a loose, high-cut blue shirt, and a loose printed manteau. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Unveiled in Saudi: A Style Statement, Not a Political Statement

There is nothing quite as contentious as the headscarf issue when it comes to women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, at least where western observers are concerned. So when U.S. first lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral of Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh with her hair uncovered, social media lit up with both praise and opprobrium.…

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