Funerals and memorial services

People in line reach for photos being handed out outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 29, 2018 - 10:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a second day of public events honoring Aretha Franklin in Detroit. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. People are continuing to stream in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin as she lies in repose in the rotunda of Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of...
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Hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Detroit. The sorority's traditional Omega Omega service lasted nearly an hour, saluting Franklin with song, scripture and words. Franklin, who was inducted into Delta Sigma Theta as an honorary member in 1992, was remembered as for her regal presence and love of her community. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 29, 2018 - 4:47 am
DETROIT (AP) — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority. The moving ceremony, known as the Omega Omega...
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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Sinema is seeking the current U.S. Senate seat occupied by outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, and will face the Republican primary winner of the race between Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward, and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, if Sinema wins the Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 1:21 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was once a member of the liberal Green Party and a self-described "Prada socialist," but now she's one of the congressional Democrats most likely to vote with President Donald Trump and a champion of moderate compromise. Though she had token opposition from the...
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Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 7:19 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life was captured at her viewing on Tuesday, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated casket dressed completely in red, including high-heeled pumps, proving, as one person put it, that she was a "diva to the end." As Franklin's...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's close friend Lindsey Graham mixed laughter and tears on the Senate floor Tuesday as he remembered "Operation Maverick," which he described as lessons in choosing "what's right at your own expense." "He taught me that honor and imperfection are always in competition...
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The American flag files at half-staff at the White House, Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Two days after Sen. John McCain's death, President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until his burial. The flag atop the White House flew at half-staff over the weekend but was raised Monday and then lowered again amid criticism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2018 - 7:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House flag. While much of the nation remembered McCain's record as a war hero, longtime...
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President Donald Trump crosses his arms after speaking with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the phone about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump has bowed to widespread pressure from veterans groups and others to do more to honor John McCain's death. Trump on Monday ordered flags at the White House and elsewhere lowered to half-staff until the six-term senator is buried Sunday. He also proclaimed "respect" for McCain, with whom he feuded bitterly for years. It was a marked reversal from Trump's refusal to comment on McCain. Earlier Monday, the White House flag had been raised. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure Monday by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House flag. While much of the nation remembered McCain's record as a war hero,...
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The desk of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is draped in black on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain died at the age of 81, on Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer. (Senate Television via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 3:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country in his final letter and implored Americans to put aside "tribal rivalries" and focus on what unites. Rick Davis, former presidential campaign manager for McCain who is serving as a family spokesman, read the farewell...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks about Sen. John McCain on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell paid tribute to McCain by recalling their own legislative battles while echoing the late senator's belief that there's more that unites than divides Americans. Speaking from the Senate floor, McConnell says that while McCain served the state of Arizona in Congress, "he was America's hero all along." (Senate Television via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain and other related activities after his death (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The Senate chaplain is thanking God "for the gift" of the late John McCain. Chaplain Barry Black, a retired Navy rear admiral, is giving thanks for McCain's "...
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Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. McCain, 81, died at his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
August 26, 2018 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain's service and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday...
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