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Supreme Court rules in case watched for impact on Trump pardons

June 18, 2019
Josh Gerstein, Natasha Bertrand | POLITICO
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched “double jeopardy” case, issuing a decision that preserves states’ power to limit the impact of future pardons by President Donald Trump or his successors.
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Bush funeral: trump sits with fellow presidents but still stands alone

December 6, 2018
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
From the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Trump was an outsider.
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Mourners Stream Into the Capitol to Pay Tribute to George Bush

December 5, 2018
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
One by one they came. Parents hoisting toddlers on their hips. Two women from St. Louis, in town for a neonatology conference. A doctor from Washington whose grandmother had worked in housekeeping in the White House complex. Military generals and diplomats, C.I.A. chiefs and sports stars. And Sully the service dog.
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Bush's Coffin Arrives at Capitol, Where the Former President Will Lie in State

December 4, 2018
Peter Baker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
Former President George Bush made his final journey to the nation’s capital on Monday, his coffin arriving at the Capitol as the rays of the setting sun washed over the plaza where family and friends stood solemnly during a 21-gun salute that began four days of commemoration of his life and death.
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In the end, a peaceful passing for the 41st president

December 3, 2018
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The last words spoken by former president George H.W. Bush came barely an hour before he died, in a telephone conversation with his son, former president George W. Bush. The 43rd president had expressed his love for his father. “I love you, too,” the 41st president replied.
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Suspected explosives sent to Biden, De Niro as investigation into pipe bombs intensifies

October 25, 2018
Devlin Barrett, Mark Berman, Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | The Washington Post
Authorities found packages that appeared to contain pipe bombs addressed to former vice president Joe Biden and the actor Robert De Niro, officials said Thursday, setting off a new wave of alarm amid a sprawling investigation into pipe bombs mailed to prominent political figures and critics of President Trump.
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George H.W. Bush greets mourners ahead of Barbara’s funeral

April 21, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
Thousands turned out in a Houston church on Friday to pay their respects to former first lady Barbara Bush, who died this week at age 92. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, made his first appearance since her death, greeting visitors ahead of Saturday’s funeral.
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'I Loved 'Em All.' Inside Billy Graham's Powerful Relationship With U.S. Presidents

February 21, 2018
Michael Duffy, Nancy Gibbs | TIME
It was January, 2006 the first time we went to visit Billy Graham at his home in Montreat, North Carolina for several days of conversation; we returned a year later, then approached him again in the summer of 2007 after the death of Ruth, his wife of more than 60 years.
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