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4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush’s funeral

HOUSTON (AP) — Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as “America’s matriarch.” Former President George H.W. Bush …

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Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the award at a ceremony Saturday in the Dutch capital by onetime teammate Eric Reid. Kaepernick first took a knee during the …

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Roberta Flack cuts short her appearance at Apollo Theater

NEW YORK (AP) — Roberta Flack cut short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports that the superstar singer walked off the stage on her own Friday evening. She was then taken to Harlem Hospital in an ambulance. Flack apparently felt dizzy as she was about to walk out to receive a lifetime …

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Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations by playing host to President Emmanuel Macron at a glitzy White House state dinner on Tuesday. Months …

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Queen Elizabeth II to attend pop concert for 92nd birthday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum. Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David also are set to perform for the “Queen’s Birthday Party” at Royal Albert Hall. Elizabeth — the world’s longest-reigning living monarch — will be in …

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Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap

Taylor Swift

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star’s home in the Tribeca neighborhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing. It’s not clear …

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Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

Stormy Daniels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren’t delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a judge said Friday. U.S. Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said there were “gaping holes” in Michael Cohen’s request for a …

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The Latest: Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry

Brent Blakely, Ryan Stonerock, Charles Harder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An attorney who previously represented porn actress Stormy Daniels has been contacted by federal investigators looking into the personal business dealings of President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. A spokesman for …

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Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

Natalie Portman

JERUSALEM (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement issued early Saturday that her reasons for skipping the …

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The Latest: Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An actress best known for playing a young Superman’s friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization. Allison Mack was charged Friday sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she …

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