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Bush hailed across party and global lines as man of decency 4/c mis

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Washington, Dec 2(AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered po-litical statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.
Bush, who died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a funeral service at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at...
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Mexico gets 1st leftist leader after 32 years of technocrats

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Mexico City, Dec 1 (AP) - Mexicans are getting more than just a new president Saturday. The inauguration of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will mark a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization.
Mexico long had a closed, state-dominated...
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Ukraine mulls martial law after Russia fires on vessels

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Moscow, Nov 26 (AP) - Ukraine's president demanded Monday that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern.
Ukrainian lawmakers were set to consider a...
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Placido Domingo feted at Met Opera for his 50th anniversary

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New York, Nov 25 (AP) - Placido Domingo's eyes watered and his voice quavered. After portraying dozens of characters over a half-century on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, he got emotional being himself.
"For us, the opera singers, it is just like Frank Sinatra said: New York, New...
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Macron condemns violence at French protests

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Paris, Nov 25 (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned violence by protesters at demonstra-tions against rising fuel taxes and his government.
Macron said in a strongly worded tweet: "Shame on those who attacked (police). Shame on those who were violent against other citizens ... No...
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