Funerals and memorial services

In this Friday, April 19, 2019, photo Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, displays a sample of the compost material left from the decomposition of a cow, using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw, as she poses in a cemetery in Seattle. Washington is set to become the first state to allow the burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction," that turns a body into soil in a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 22, 2019 - 12:35 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting,"...
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A man punches Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, during the funeral of a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels at Iraq border, outside Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, April 21, 201. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. Protestors at a village outside of Ankara threw punches at Kemal Kilicdaroglu as security officials tried to escort him away from the crowd, television footage showed. (DHA via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 5:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral. Several protesters threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the funeral outside Ankara on Sunday...
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Turkey's main opposition leaders, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of Republican People's Party, CHP and Meral Aksener of Good (IYI) Party, right, speak to the media as their candidate for Turkish capital Ankara, Mansur Yavas, received the document confirming him as new mayor, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 8, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is appealing the results of the local elections in Istanbul, where the opposition has a razor-thin lead. (AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 7:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal...
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April 20, 2019 - 7:47 am
POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen former allies and supporters have attended the funeral of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 15, 2019 - 10:08 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mourners are gathering to say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South. Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel in...
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Members of Newport Harbor American Legion Post 291 fold the flag before presenting it to the grandchildren of Edward Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, April 14, 2019. Nixon, who died on Feb. 27, was last surviving brother of President Richard Nixon. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 8:19 am
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — About 200 people gathered at a Southern California memorial service for Ed Nixon, the younger brother of President Richard Nixon. He died in February at age 88. The Orange County Register reports Ed Nixon was remembered Sunday as a Navy aviator, geologist, global energy...
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In this April 11, 2019, photo, former Vice President Joe Biden departs from a forum on the opioid epidemic, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. As he prepares to note the passing of longtime South Carolina Sen. Fritz Hollings, Biden is returning to his role as eulogizer in chief. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 15, 2019 - 12:40 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1966 file photo, Senator-elect Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., poses in front of the Capitol in Washington. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)
April 14, 2019 - 10:12 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died this month at the age of 97. The body of the longtime figure in South Carolina politics lies in repose starting at midmorning Monday at the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1966 file photo, Senator-elect Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., poses in front of the Capitol in Washington. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)
April 14, 2019 - 3:34 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Family, friends and former colleagues have paid their respects at a visitation for Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to six terms in the U.S. Senate. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the family...
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Attendees of a burial service for the late rapper Nipsey Hussle stage a tribute to him as they prepare to leave Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery, Friday, April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 12, 2019 - 5:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored by his hometown of Los Angeles. Hussle was buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in an afternoon service. The sprawling cemetery in northern Los Angeles...
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