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Stories with subject: State funerals
  • B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 6:31 pm

    INDIANOLA, Mississippi - B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.

  • FBI accuses North Texas man of lying about Islamic State 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:52 pm

    DALLAS - A suburban Dallas man was arrested Thursday after FBI agents accused him of lying to them about whether he supported the leader of the Islamic State group.

  • Turkey plans low-key funeral for former coup leader Evren 
    Updated: May-11-15 11:37 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and former president who died aged 97, will be given a state funeral but no government official will attend the burial of the man remembered mostly for widespread arrests, torture and deaths during his rule, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

  • EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 11:37 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, the former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust and later became Poland's foreign minister, was a joyful person who inspired deep respect, top European officials said in eulogies Monday at his state funeral in Warsaw.