Funerals and memorial services

Members of the Phoenix Police Department stand vigil during the open casket viewing of former Phoenix Vice Mayor and city councilman Calvin C. Goode at the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Goode died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)
January 12, 2021 - 1:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department and the FBI are investigating after a virtual funeral for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was interrupted Tuesday by hackers yelling racist slurs. Mayor Kate Gallego confirmed the investigation on Twitter, saying the city does not...
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One of Calvin C. Goode's sons, Vernon "Zina" Goode, poses with members of his family at the open casket viewing of former Phoenix Vice Mayor and city councilman Calvin C. Goode on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Phoenix, Ariz. Goode died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)
January 11, 2021 - 6:30 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix city officials, residents and prominent members of the Black community will honor late civil rights icon, city leader and longtime Arizona resident Calvin Coolidge Goode in the coming weeks. Goode died on Dec. 23 from an illness not related to COVID-19. He was 93. A virtual...
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Workers install no-scale fencing around the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration was already going to be scaled back, but after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, ransacking the building and triggering chaos that stretched all the way to the Senate floor, questions began to arise about whether having a presidential ceremony on the steps of the same building could also pose serous security risk. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 08, 2021 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden, which already has been reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump's decision not to attend. Biden and Vice...
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A worker moves a casket o be incinerated at a crematorium in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. The biggest crematorium in the Czech Republic has been overwhelmed by mounting numbers of pandemic victims. With new confirmed COVID-19 infections around record highs, the situation looks set to worsen. Authorities in the northeastern city of Ostrava have been speeding up plans to build a fourth furnace but, in the meantime, have sought help from the government’s central crisis committee for pandemic coordination. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 07, 2021 - 11:26 pm
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — All three cremation chambers are working round the clock, while storage capacity for caskets has been repeatedly boosted. Despite all the efforts, the Czech Republic's biggest crematorium, in the northeastern city of Ostrava, has been overwhelmed by mounting numbers...
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Andre Hill's daughter, Karissa, attends a news conference held by family attorney Ben Crump, right, at the Beza Community Center on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man, was shot and killed by Columbus police officer Adam Coy early on Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
January 05, 2021 - 9:54 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As light snow fell around the Ohio church Tuesday morning, Andre Hill’s family, friends and strangers angry about his death — clad in their Sunday best and Black Lives Matter masks — walked in to honor his life. Inside the church in Columbus, a photo of Hill, 47, surrounded by...
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FILE - In this early Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, a man walks past the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The historic congregation at the heart of Atlanta, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had preached, sits at the intersection of national politics and the fate of a handful of pressing national policy fights. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
January 03, 2021 - 7:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — For decades, the red-bricked Gothic Revival church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached has been a monument to the history of Black Americans' fight for civil rights and the legacy of an activist icon. It took a high-stakes Senate race and a Trump-era cultural debate...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in Baton Rouge, La. Letlow, who was elected to Congress in a December runoff, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, of complications from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)
January 02, 2021 - 7:53 pm
MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, who recently died from COVID-19 complications, was remembered Saturday as a man who loved people and felt called to serve others. “This is a gentleman who cared about nothing but others,” said former Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who...
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The rising full moon passes behind the Martin Luther King Memorial and the Washington Monument, Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
December 31, 2020 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is planning a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor those killed by the coronavirus the day before he is sworn into office on Jan. 20. The Presidential Inaugural Committee said Thursday that it would hold the event the evening...
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Katie Riggs Maxwell begins to cry as she hugs a portrait of her father Mark Riggs while posing for a photo, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Mark Riggs, who was a professor at the school, passed away last Monday of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 21, 2020 - 1:49 pm
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — In the weeks that Mark Riggs went from feeling worn down before Thanksgiving to dying of COVID-19 last Monday, only six calls about people not wearing face coverings rolled into the Abilene Police Department. Even though defiance of Texas' mask mandate is easy to find here...
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Katie Riggs Maxwell begins to cry as she hugs a portrait of her father Mark Riggs while posing for a photo, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Mark Riggs, who was a professor at the school, passed away last Monday of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 21, 2020 - 1:22 pm
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — In the weeks that Mark Riggs went from feeling worn down before Thanksgiving to dying of COVID-19 last Monday, only six calls about people not wearing face coverings rolled into the Abilene Police Department. Even though defiance of Texas' mask mandate is easy to find here...
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