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Farewell to 'The Greatest': Thousands Celebrate Muhammad Ali's Life
Thousands of people gathered today to pay their final respects to Muhammad Ali , as a jovial funeral procession, highlighted by fans who chanted and threw flowers, gave way to a more somber memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali's memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center started at 3 p.m., an
Watch Muhammad Ali's Public Memorial Service Live From Louisville
Muhammad Ali , the late three-time heavyweight champ, is being laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, today. The iconic boxer, who died June 3 at age 74, will be honored with an interfaith service, according to family representatives. Today's public memorial service follows
President Obama Calls Muhammad Ali 'One of a Kind'
President Obama called Muhammad Ali "one of a kind," remembering the late fighter for supporting him during his political campaigns in a video posted to Facebook today. The video begins in the Oval Office with an empty Resolute desk, until Obama walks into the frame. After speaking off the cuff for
Obama Drinks Flint's Filtered Water During Visit to 'Shine a Spotlight' on Water Crisis
President Obama drank filtered Flint water during a visit to the Michigan city today as he received a first-hand look at the crisis he has said deeply affected him as a parent. “Generally I have not been doing stunts here," the president said as he took a small sip of water sitting in front of him.
11-Year-Old Girl May Be the Reason Harriet Tubman Was Chosen for $20 Bill
An 11-year-old Massachusetts girl may have been the driving force behind the Treasury Department's move to put a woman on the $20 bill. Sofia wrote a letter to President Obama two years ago asking why there were not any women represented on U.S. paper currency, her mother Kim told ABC News today.
White House Engages Liberal Activists in Battle to Fill Scalia's Seat
Several participants confirm to ABC News that the White House held a conference call with liberal activist groups Tuesday to discuss their role in what is expected to be a protracted battle with Republicans as President Obama attempts to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by late Justice Antonin
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Releases Emails Tied to Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released his collection of emails from 2014 and 2015 surrounding the toxic water crisis in Flint, hoping to provide a better understanding of how the municipal emergency unfolded, he said Tuesday in his State of the State address. More than 270 pages of emails were
Flint Water Crisis: Michigan Governor Apologizes, Takes 'Full Responsibility' for 'Catastrophe'
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized to the citizens of Flint, saying he would take "full responsibility" for fixing the toxic water "catastrophe" that has stricken the town. "Your families face a crisis," the governor said during his State of the State address. "A crisis you did not create and
President Obama to Discuss Flint Water Crisis With Mayor
President Obama will meet with Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, Michigan, as the city's water crisis continues, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today. Earnest said Weaver had met earlier in the day with White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett . The White House has designated
White House Will Require Licenses for Gun Show and Online Arms Dealers
The White House announced new executive actions on gun control Monday, including a requirement for those selling firearms -- including online or at gun shows -- to obtain a license. As a result of the move, the background checks would be required for individuals purchasing firearms in those ways.