Former President George H. W. Bush greets the mourners with his daughter Dorothy

President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

Former President George H.W. Bush surprisingly greeted some of the hundreds of mourners filing through a large Houston church on Friday as they paid final respects to his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

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President Donald Trump walks down the stairs of Air Force One during his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign.

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First lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington.

George W. Bush says his mother didn't fear death

Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that his mother, Barbara Bush, didn't fear death because she believed in an afterlife and that she would be "wonderfully received in the arms of a loving God."

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston.

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18. Two years later they were married.

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The family of Martin Richard, foreground from left, Bill, Jane, Henry and Denise, observe a moment of silence during a ceremony at the site where Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu were killed in the second explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

The bells of Old South Church in Boston rang at 2:49 p.m. to commemorate a citywide moment of silence in honor of Boston Marathon bombing survivors and victims

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President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Trump administration spares China 'currency manipulator' tag

The Trump administration has once again declined to brand China a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring for what the administration says are practices that are worsening America's trade deficit.

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People gather for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday.

MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for Easter services at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump on deal for 'Dreamer' immigrants: 'NO MORE'

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants.

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President Donald Trump gestures to people cheering him across the tarmac as he, arrives on Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Ph

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his return from a trip to New Hampshire. Former Playboy model Karen McDougal apologized to Melania Trump for a 10-month affair sh

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump listens.

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday.

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Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, foreground, speaks as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, President Donald Trump, second from left, and Karen Kerrigan.

Trump's possible China tariffs send opponents scrambling

President Donald Trump is considering broad tariffs on imports from China and an announcement could come as soon as next week. Industry groups and some lawmakers are scrambling to prevent a new front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

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Nikolas Cruz is lead into the courtroom before being arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in  Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Ex-student charged in Florida shooting silent in court

The former student charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month remained silent in court Wednesday and had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf as police released more recordings that captured the terror of the Valentine's Day slayings.

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Students, aged 17 & 18, pose for photographs with a banner outside the front of the American School in London.

Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence

From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Nikolas Cruz, accused of murdering 17 people in the Florida high school shooting, appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the former student charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month even though attorneys for Nikolas Cruz indicated he would plead guilty if his life was spared.

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President Donald Trump.

Trump's strong words on guns give way to political reality

Not two weeks ago, President Donald Trump wagged his finger at a Republican senator and scolded him for being "afraid of the NRA," declaring that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results on quelling gun violence following last month's Florida school shooting.

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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2017, file photo distributed on Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang.

US officials say no added conditions for North Korea talks

Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

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People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul.

US: Trump decision to meet Kim leader validates his approach

The White House said Friday the U.S. push to isolate North Korea compelled the reclusive nation to reach out for presidential-level talks, validating the Trump administration's hard-line strategy of economic penalties and bellicose barbs.

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Motorists make their way past a McDonald's restaurant with a flipped Golden Arches sign Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Lynwood, Calif. McDonald's has temporarily flipped its famous Golden Arches to look like a

McDonald's flips Golden Arches to a 'W' for Women's Day

McDonald's has temporarily flipped its famous Golden Arches to look like a "W'' — a move it says it made to recognize International Women's Day. The upside-down logo appeared Thursday on the fast-food giant's website and social media accounts.

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Nikolas Cruz, accused of murdering 17 people in the Florida high school shooting, appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

School shooting suspect indicted on 17 counts of murder

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted.

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Region

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, left, brief the media after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Merkel tells New Zealanders "you can be proud of your PM"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kind words for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with a little bit of prompting. Asked Tuesday by Television New Zealand whether she had any advice on coalition governments for Ardern and to assess their first meeting, the four-term chancellor launched into a typically academic answer about the two coalition systems.

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