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'Hold fast, alongside our allies': Read Jim Mattis' farewell letter as he leaves Pentagon

'Hold fast, alongside our allies': Read Jim Mattis' farewell letter as he leaves Pentagon"Our Department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult," he wrote. "So keep faith in our country and hold fast."



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Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Farewell Message

Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Farewell MessageJim Mattis, the outgoing Secretary of Defense, told staff to “keep the faith in our country” in a farewell message sent on Monday.



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In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'

In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.



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Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush

Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. BushNavy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.



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Final farewell to George H. W. Bush

Final farewell to George H. W. BushFormer President George H. W. Bush will be laid to rest in College Station, Texas.



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Tearful mourners line up to bid farewell to east Ukraine rebel chief

Tearful mourners line up to bid farewell to east Ukraine rebel chiefThe funeral in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk of a pro-Russian rebel leader killed in an explosion last week drew vast crowds of mourners on Sunday, Reuters footage from the breakaway region showed. Alexander Zakharchenko was fatally injured in an explosion in a cafe in Donetsk on Friday. Russia’s foreign ministry accused Ukraine of his murder, while Kiev blamed his death on separatist infighting.



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Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honor

Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with US Capitol honorAmericans paid their final respects Friday to John McCain as the national icon lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the war hero and statesman. McCain’s widow Cindy, his seven children and his 106-year-old mother Roberta McCain joined scores of members of Congress, state governors, diplomats and other dignitaries to bid the senator farewell. President Donald Trump, who had feuded bitterly with McCain, was notably absent from the somber ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, an honor accorded to just 30 Americans throughout the nation’s history.



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Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara BushPast presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America’s most prominent political dynasties, at a funeral service in Texas. Bush — wife to the 41st US president and mother to the 43rd — died Tuesday at her home in Texas aged 92, surrounded by her family. The invitation-only service at St Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston was attended by four former presidents: George H.W. Bush — Barbara’s husband of 73 years — their son George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as other former senior officials.



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S.Africa bids emotional farewell to 'Mama Winnie' Mandela

S.Africa bids emotional farewell to 'Mama Winnie' MandelaThousands of mourners flocked Wednesday to the heart of South Africa’s sprawling Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s former wife and struggle hero Winnie Mandela. The choice of Soweto’s 37,000-capacity Orlando stadium for both the memorial service and the full state funeral planned for Saturday was highly symbolic. Unlike many struggle-era leaders who moved from townships like Soweto to formerly white suburbs after apartheid fell, Winnie Mandela remained embedded in the community where she met Nelson Mandela at a bus stop in 1957.



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India bids tearful farewell to Bollywood superstar Sridevi

India bids tearful farewell to Bollywood superstar SrideviThousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their last respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. After a public service, Sridevi’s flower-bedecked funeral cortege made its way slowly to a crematorium where her family said their final goodbyes. Bollywood stars, including actresses Aishwarya Rai and Kajol, were among the mourners at the Celebration Sports Club in the Andheri West area of Mumbai — the home of the Hindi film industry.



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