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Aretha Franklin Funeral: Thousands Gather to Honor the ‘Queen of Soul’

Aretha Franklin Funeral: Thousands Gather to Honor the ‘Queen of Soul’

The author and sociologist Michael Eric Dyson, who attended the funeral, said outside that Ms. Franklin’s connection to people was built on more than that fabulous voice. “She represented a soul music tradition,” he said, “that really dug deep into the roots of gospel to tell the world the agonies, the ecstasies, the joy, the…

U.S. ends aid to United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees

U.S. ends aid to United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees

The United States will no longer contribute to the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation, particularly in Gaza. The statement called the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, an…

White House Tells Congress it Aims to Keep Canada in Nafta

White House Tells Congress it Aims to Keep Canada in Nafta

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told Congress on Friday that it intends to enter into a revised North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and will continue working to keep Canada in the pact as talks between the United States and Canada move into next week. While sticking points still remain between the United States…

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