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Former first lady Barbara Bush laid to rest in Houston

Former first Lady Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” and “greatest role model” during a funeral service Saturday in Houston. Former President George H.W. Bush was helped into St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in a wheelchair behind his sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and other Bush relatives to ...

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Hong Kong defends its dollar peg in both directions

THE Hong Kong dollar is one of the most and least manipulated monies in the world. For over 34 years the territory’s monetary authority, the HKMA, has kept it pegged to America’s currency at around HK$7.80 to the dollar, resisting all temptations to let it fall or rise. In 2005 it refined the peg with two promises: to buy dollars ...

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Philadelphia 76ers wrestle home playoff victory from Miami Heat

April 21 (UPI) — Ben Simmons and James Johnson were at the center of a huge second quarter scuffle during the Philadelphia 76ers’ 106-102 win against Miami Heat Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. The Sixers now own a 3-1 lead in the first round Eastern Conference playoffs series and can eliminate the Heat with a win on Tuesday ...

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'Smallville' actress Allison Mack arrested for alleged sex cult involvement

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday for her alleged involvement in sex slave cult Nxivm.  (Reuters) “Smallville” actress Allison Mack was arraigned on Friday at a federal courthouse in New York following her arrest on sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges as part an alleged sex cult, Fox News confirmed Friday. The 35-year-old was last seen ...

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Voodoo Doughnut opening 'doughnut palace,' company's first East Coast location

The cult-favorite West Coast doughnut shop just opened its first location east of the Mississippi.  (Voodoo Doughnut) A famous West Coast doughnut shop known for its zany creations, like the Voodoo Doll doughnut, Dirt Doughnut and Bacon Maple Bar, is opening shop at Universal Orlando Resort. Originally from Portland, Ore., Voodoo Doughnuts has officially opened its doors at Universal’s CityWalk, ...

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A potential merger between IAG and Norwegian should worry flyers

WHEN flag carriers such as British Airways (BA) ruled the skies, only the rich could afford to fly across the Atlantic. That was until Freddie Laker, a British entrepreneur, came along. His dream was to open long-haul travel to the masses. In 1977 he launched Skytrain, the first low-cost long-haul flights between London and New York. “Thanks to Freddie Laker ...

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Florida high school shooting leaves one student injured; suspect in custody

Authorities identified the suspect as 19-year-old Sky Bouche.  (Marion County Sheriff’s Office) A suspect was in custody following a shooting at a Florida high school Friday that injured one student, police said. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala. Authorities said the suspected shooter, identified as 19-year-old Sky Bouche, was not a ...

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