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President George Bush and his spouse, Barbara Bush, at an inauguration ball in 1989 after he was sworn in because the 41st president of america. (Andrea Mohin/CQ Roll Name file picture)
George H.W. Bush died Friday at 94. The 41st president — and 43rd vice chairman, and onetime congressman, CIA director, United Nations ambassador, Republican Nationwide Committee chairman, oil tycoon and World Struggle II naval pilot — was additionally father to the 43rd president, George W. Bush.
The youthful Bush in a press release Friday remembered Bush Sr. as “a person of the very best character and the perfect dad a son or daughter may ask for.”
Roll Name delved into its archives to recollect the previous president’s days in D.C.
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New York lawmakers voted on Thursday to shutter the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect. The plan calls for moving inmates to smaller jails throughout the city.
The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex of 10 jails on an island in the East River, with four smaller more modern facilities, which would be closer to main courthouses in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
New York City Mayor... more»
Starbucks’ holiday beverages aren’t here just yet, but they’re coming. Until Pumpkin Spice Latte season turns into Peppermint Mocha time, caffeine fiends can head to their closest grocery store for new and returning Starbucks At-Home products to brew from the comfort of their kitchen.
Starbucks Secret Menu Items and How to Order Them Like a Pro
The exciting new addition to the Starbucks At-Home brand is perfect for those who drink iced coffee all year long. The company is launching... more»
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a Fed Up? Rise Up! rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC September 24, 2019.
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday approved Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sweeping drug pricing bill, a key step in getting the legislation to the full House floor for a vote later this year.
The bill passed on a vote of 30 to 22 on Thursday evening.
The main thrust of Pelosi’s bill will allow Medicare to... more»
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city’s infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities as part of a national rethinking of mass incarceration.
FILE PHOTO: A car exits the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
The council approved an $8.7 billion legislative package to close Rikers and three... more»
To make a wine bottle wind chime, start by gathering the supplies you’ll need, including a wine bottle, glass saw, sandpaper, chain, and wire cutters. Then, score a line with the saw around the bottle about 3/4 of the way down from the top. Once you’ve completed the line, alternate between dipping the bottle in a pot of boiling water and a bowl of ice cold water until the bottom falls off. Sand the sharp edges down with sandpaper, then cut off a piece of chain with... more»
Authorities in Louisiana on Tuesday arrested a man who is accused of murdering his wife and her friend in 1989, according to reports.
Alexandria resident Robert Blair, 71, is facing two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his wife, Isabelle, and her friend Marian Coutee,
Robert “Bobby” Blair faces life in prison if he’s convicted of first-degree murder.
(Rapides Parish Detention Center)
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office said... more»
Morgan Stanley headquarters in Times Square, New York.
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Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading:
Netflix – Shares of the streaming service rose 3.4% after Netflix reported mixed third-quarter earnings results, beating Wall Street’s expectation for earnings and international subscriber growth but just missing on both revenue and domestic subscriber growth. Even as the stock rose, Macquarie Research downgraded its rating of the... more»
If you’ve ever been interrupted by a gurgle when snuggling your dog, you may have wondered what all the noise was about.
Those tummy rumbles have various causes, and soft intermittent gurgles are perfectly normal. But sometimes gurgling can indicate a serious health issue. Below we reveal the common causes of dog stomach rumbling and when you should be concerned.
Common causes of dog stomach gurgling
Normal digestion – In most cases, dog stomach noises are nothing to worry about.... more»
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump directed senior U.S. officials to talk directly to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, about U.S. policy in Ukraine, raising concern that the president was outsourcing American foreign policy to a private citizen, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said on Thursday.
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives on Capitol Hill before testifying to congress behind closed doors, as part of the impeachment inquiry... more»
There’s something impressive about someone like Taika Waititi taking all of that Marvel money that’s just sitting in a room in his house and making a movie that he otherwise never would have been able to get financed. A coming-of-age comedy about Nazis isn’t exactly on the wish lists of most studios in 2019. And there are times when “Jojo Rabbit” feels almost like an answer to the question: “Hey, Taika, what are you gonna do with all that ‘Ragnarok’ cash?”