Funerals and memorial services

In this July 12, 2018, photo provided on July 13, 2018, by Tienchi Martin-Liao, Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, stands in a residence in Berlin, Germany. The release of Liu Xiaobo's widow from a lengthy house arrest this week brought some comfort to China's activists. Yet one year after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's death in custody, with the harshest crackdown on rights campaigners in decades continuing unabated, their outlook has only grown bleaker. (Tienchi Martin-Liao via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 5:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — The release of the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's widow from eight years of house arrest this week brought some comfort to China's activists. But the rare triumph for human rights in China was short-lived: Her brother was forced to stay behind, ensuring Liu Xia stayed...
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Honor Guard members stand over the casket of former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray during a memorial service, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 13, 2018 - 12:53 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa residents remembering the legacy of former Gov. Robert D. Ray are reflecting on the difference between his administration and today's politics. Ray will be eulogized Friday during a funeral in Des Moines. The Republican governor is known for being a centrist who put...
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Pope Francis blesses the coffin of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran during the funeral service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, July 12, 2018. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at age 75. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 12, 2018 - 8:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has paid an unusually personal and public tribute to French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran by attending the funeral of the former Vatican foreign minister and interfaith expert. Usually, popes only preside over the final rites at funerals for cardinals. But in a sign of...
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A woman cries near the remains of her relative during a funeral ceremony for the victims of the 1995 massacre, at the memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have gathered in Srebrenica on the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II to hold prayers and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims. The remains of those men and boys slaughtered at the enclave in July 1995 will be laid to rest Wednesday in the town whose name has become synonymous with the brutality of the 1992-95 Bosnian war. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
July 11, 2018 - 9:56 am
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of Bosnian Muslims gathered in Srebrenica on Wednesday to mark the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims. The remains of the men and boys slaughtered at the enclave in...
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FILE – In this May 31, 2018 file photo, visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial pause at the Wall of Names honoring 40 passengers and crew members of United Flight 93 killed when the hijacked jet crashed at the site during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, near Shanksville, Pa. Four shipping containers holding the remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 were buried near the Wall of Names in a private ceremony on June 21, the Flight 93 National Memorial said Monday, July 9, 2018. The wreckage is buried in a restricted access zone in the woods beyond the Wall of Names marked by a giant boulder, not accessible to the public or media. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 09, 2018 - 2:35 pm
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 has been buried near the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed on 9/11. Four shipping containers holding the wreckage were buried in a private ceremony on June 21 in a restricted area accessible only to loved ones of the...
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The family of Rebecca Smith, a sales assistant at the Capital Gazette who died in the June 28 attack on the Annapolis newsroom., receive family and friends at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, in Dundalk, Md., Sunday, July 8, 2018. Smith's family held a visitation Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. A memorial will be held in the evening. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 9:35 am
Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith was sweet and quiet, a good person with a beautiful smile. Editor Gerald Fischman, friends said, was a shy but gifted writer who expressed his brilliant intellect through his editorials. Both victims of the June 28 newsroom shooting that killed five people in...
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Erica Fischman, left, widow of Capital editor Gerald Fischman, is comforted by her daughter, Uka Saran, center, and a relative, right, during the gravesite service for Fischman at Judean Memorial Gardens, in Olney, Md., Sunday, July 8, 2018. Gerald Fischman and four other staffers were killed June 28 when a gunman attacked the Annapolis newsroom. (Amy Davis /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 10:03 pm
OLNEY, Md. (AP) — A shy man who expressed his brilliant intellect through his editorials, Gerald Fischman wrote hundreds of thousands of words for the Capital Gazette before a gunman burst into the newsroom and killed him and four other co-workers. Capital Gazette editor Rick Hutzell wiped away...
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ADDS THE NAME OF THE WOMAN, LEFT - Carl Hiaasen, center, brother of Rob Hiaasen, one of the journalists killed in the shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper offices, is consoled by his sisters Barb, left, and Judy during a memorial service, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 02, 2018 - 9:12 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Days after newspaper editor Rob Hiaasen and four colleagues were shot to death by a gunman in the Capital Gazette's newsroom, an overflow crowd gathered at a Maryland nature center on Monday evening to remember the man they loved in stories, poems, and songs. Hannah Hiaasen...
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July 02, 2018 - 7:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson has been buried in the same Southern California cemetery as his late son Michael. A source close to the family who is not authorized to speak publicly said Joe Jackson was laid to rest Monday in a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial...
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This undated image released by History shows Richard Harrison from "Pawn Stars." Harrison's son Rick posted on Facebook, Monday, June 25, 2018, that his father died. He said his father was surrounded by family over the weekend. The Navy veteran opened the Gold & Silver Pawn store in Las Vegas with his son, Rick. The TV show premiered in 2009 and features the Harrisons interacting with customers who are trying to sell or pawn objects. (History via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Video clips of reality TV figure Richard Harrison played at a Las Vegas funeral home where the patriarch of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop empire was remembered as a Navy veteran, husband, father and sometimes cranky character. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that family,...
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