In a Year of No Trade Fairs, Germany Takes It Hard

Some big companies say they can do without them. But trade fairs are essential for those that can’t afford an international sales force, and play an important role in the German economy.

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Derek Fordjour, From Anguish to Transcendence

Woven into his new work at Petzel Gallery are lessons drawn from his own journey to art stardom, and from a year of Black grief.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #fordjour-derek-1974, #funerals-and-memorials, #hunter-college, #petzel-gallery

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Need a Good Cry? In Mexico, a Town Picks the Best Person for the Job

Cemeteries were closed on the Day of the Dead, depriving Mexicans of mourning rituals. But one town went ahead with its annual weeping competition, giving everyone a chance to share in a cathartic cry.

#contests-and-prizes, #crying, #funerals-and-memorials, #mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Harrison Johnson, Pastor at Funeral in Mass Shooting, Dies at 65

A minister who doubled as a funeral director, he officiated at an El Paso service attended or livestreamed by thousands. He died of the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #el-paso-tex, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #funerals-and-memorials, #johnson-harrison-b-jr-1955-2020, #mass-shootings, #reckard-margie-k-1955-2019

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In Azerbaijan, Pain and Loss Drive Fever for War With Armenia

As the country’s soldiers advance in the conflict with Armenia, every “liberated” territory is celebrated and tens of thousands of refugees plan their return to lost lands.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #funerals-and-memorials, #international-crisis-group, #nagorno-karabakh, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Vanessa Guillen Died ‘in the Line of Duty,’ Army Officials Say

The determination means the slain Army specialist’s family is entitled to military life insurance, final pay and allowance.

#bell-county-tex, #fort-hood-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #house-of-representatives, #houston-tex, #sexual-harassment, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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A Musician Revered by Iranians, But Banned by the State

Mohammad Reza Shajarian’s politics were almost never explicit, but the Iranian people knew he stood with them.

#funerals-and-memorials, #iran, #music, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #shajarian-mohammad-reza-1940-2020, #tehran-iran

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My Brother Died and Reminded Me of These Life Lessons

I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #louisiana, #segregation-and-desegregation

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One Million Lives Lost to Coronavirus

Remembering the people who died from the coronavirus — through those who loved them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #deaths-obituaries, #funerals-and-memorials

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Church That Hosted Emmett Till’s Funeral Is Designated ‘Endangered’

Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago, where thousands paid their respects to the murdered teenager in 1955, was placed on a new list of endangered historic places in the United States.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #funerals-and-memorials, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mississippi, #mobley-mamie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-trust-for-historic-preservation, #till-emmett-louis

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Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

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Trump Booed as He Pays Last Respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The president was within shouting distance of angry protesters who chanted “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!”

#funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Lie in State on Friday. Here’s What That Means.

Justice Ginsburg will be the first woman to receive the posthumous tribute, joining a long list of representatives, senators and presidents.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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A Capital Engulfed by Sadness and Rage

While Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was alive, the prospect of an epic political and cultural battle was averted. But her death has brought a particular whiplash of sorrow and anger to Washington.

#democratic-party, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Capturing How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Honored in Washington

Justice Ginsburg will be honored at the Supreme Court and the Capitol for three days.

#funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us

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At the Supreme Court, a Farewell to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Over three days at the court and the Capitol, the nation will mourn and celebrate a remarkable legacy.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ginsburg Will Lie in State in the Capitol, the First Woman to Be Given the Honor

The event in Statuary Hall will follow two days in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court, but outside, because of pandemic precautions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Live Updates and Tracker: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vacancy

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Covid-19 Deaths: With Flags, Crosses and Photos, Mourning 200,000 Dead

Those left behind must grieve in a country still firmly gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. Everywhere they turn, there is a reminder of their pain.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #united-states

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Live Supreme Court News Tracker

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Live Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Supreme Court Updates

As tributes to Justice Ginsburg continued, Democrats argued that the fight to replace her was about health care. Republicans, who refused to consider a nominee before the last election, tried to fend off charges of hypocrisy.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Supreme Court Vacancy After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death: Live Updates

In emotional displays, thousands honored Justice Ginsburg and vowed to protect her legacy. President Trump said the nominee “will be a woman,” and pressed to fill the seat “without delay.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Outside the Supreme Court, Mourners Honor Ginsburg’s Legacy

People of all ages flocked on Saturday to the building in Washington, leaving flowers, posters and messages scrawled in chalk.

#abortion, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #norton-eleanor-holmes, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #washington-dc, #womens-rights

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Ginsburg Expected to Lie in Repose at the Supreme Court

Plans for a commemoration and services have yet to be made final, but large crowds are expected to pay their respects for a justice who became a feminist icon and liberal hero.

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Mourners Fill Supreme Court’s Plaza to Honor Ginsburg

At a spontaneous vigil in Washington, fans of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her life and career, detached from the political moment.

#funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #washington-dc

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Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Are Returned to New York

Completing a decades-long journey, the writer’s ashes were disinterred in Baltimore and taken by train to their (latest) final resting place: Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

#funerals-and-memorials, #parker-dorothy, #woodlawn-cemetery-bronx-ny, #writing-and-writers

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Trump Angrily Denies Report He Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The report, in The Atlantic, could be problematic for the president because he is counting on strong support among the military for his re-election bid.

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‘It’s a Joy for Me to Bury Them’: A Quest to Honor Migrant Dead

Boubacar Wann Diallo is devoted to determining the names and origins of corpses that wash up on Morocco’s shores and to giving them a decent final resting place.

#funerals-and-memorials, #illegal-immigration, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #nador-morocco, #volunteers-and-community-service, #wann-diallo-boubacar

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Trump Holds a Rare White House Funeral for His Younger Brother, Robert

It was the first time a president has held an East Room funeral for a member of his family in nearly 100 years.

#funerals-and-memorials, #king-peter-t, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-mary-l, #trump-melania, #trump-robert-s-1948, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #white-house-historical-assn

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What Pro Wrestling Taught Me and My Immigrant Grandmother

Fists in the air, my tiny Taiwanese grandmother delighted in the sequins and showmanship of WrestleMania stars.

#families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #wrestling, #yoga

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Vanessa Guillen Is Memorialized at Texas Service

The family of the Army specialist, whose remains were recovered after being reported missing for months from Fort Hood in Texas, remembered her on Friday at a service at her high school.

#fort-hood-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #gloria-guillen, #guillen-vanessa, #lupe-guillen, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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The Particular Pain of Pandemic Grief

I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantines

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A Promising Life Is Cut Short, Becoming a Symbol of Lebanon’s Heartache

Sahar Fares, a 24-year-old paramedic, was planning her wedding. Instead, her family held her funeral after she died in the explosion that tore through Beirut.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #weddings-and-engagements

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John Lewis Believed America Would Survive Trump

He told us to keep the faith. It’s not easy.

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Watch Live: Obama to Give Eulogy at John Lewis Funeral

The civil rights leader is being laid to rest in Atlanta, the city he represented in Congress for more than three decades.

#ebenezer-baptist-church-atlanta-ga, #funerals-and-memorials, #lewis-john-r, #obama-barack

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‘Not Sparing Anyone’: Texas Funeral Homes Can’t Escape Virus

The death toll in the Rio Grande Valley is forcing funeral directors to buy refrigerated trucks and bypass traditional services such as velorios.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #hidalgo-county-tex, #morgues-and-mortuaries

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From Alabama to the Capitol, the Journey to Honor John Lewis

Family and friends gathered to remember the civil rights figure.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #funerals-and-memorials, #lewis-john-r, #troy-ala

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‘Our Role is to Reduce Their Grief’

None of Iraq’s existing graveyards wanted the bodies of Covid-19 patients. So Shiite leaders created a burial ground for them that is also open to Sunnis and Christians.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #iraq, #najaf-iraq, #nasiriya-iraq, #sistani-ali-al

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Boom Time for Death Planning

The coronavirus pandemic has drawn new business to start-ups that provide end-of-life services, from estate planning to a final tweet.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #midwives-and-doulas, #social-media, #start-ups, #wills-and-estates

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In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

Restrictions on travel have disrupted a deeply important cultural practice for many Black residents in Cape Town: returning the body for burial hundreds of miles home in the Eastern Cape province.

#cape-town-south-africa, #cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #south-africa

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Atlanta Mourns Rayshard Brooks in a Sanctuary Imbued With Civil Rights History

Mr. Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by the police. A pastor said he had fallen victim to a system that does not offer “a real shot at redemption.”

#brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #funerals-and-memorials, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #warnock-raphael-g

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Coronavirus ‘Ripped A Hole’ In N.Y.C.’s Black Community. This Funeral Director Knows.

In New York City, Covid-19 is disproportionately killing black and Latino residents. As the city reopens, a longtime funeral director in Harlem says, “It’s going to take a long time for people to heal.”

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #funerals-and-memorials, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #quarantines

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Joe Biden, Emissary of Grief

His entire political career has been marked by personal loss. His allies say that makes him uniquely capable of leading a nation grappling with death.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #deaths-fatalities, #empathy, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Want to Touch the World’

We remember George Perry Floyd Jr.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #funerals-and-memorials, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sharpton-al

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Houston Bids Goodbye to George Floyd, Whose Killing Galvanized a Movement

The funeral served as both a national reckoning and a moment of personal mourning. The Rev. Al Sharpton demanded more action against police brutality.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #funerals-and-memorials, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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Biden to Meet With George Floyd’s Family in Houston Ahead of Funeral

Joe Biden will travel on Monday to offer his condolences to the family of Mr. Floyd, whose killing touched off nationwide protests over police brutality against black Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #floyd-george-d-2020, #funerals-and-memorials, #george-floyd-protests-2020

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When Dickens Died, America Mourned. Our Archives Tell the Story.

The outpouring of grief after the novelist’s death, The Times wrote, was no surprise, since his books — “more or less associated with the events of our lives” — had touched people so profoundly.

#books-and-literature, #dickens-charles, #england, #funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #writing-and-writers

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

#buses, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #epidemics, #funerals-and-memorials, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #respiratory-diseases, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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‘México Lindo y Querido, Should I Die Abroad …’

When it comes to our dead, Mexicans have deeply ingrained cultural traditions, which involves bringing them back to the place where they were born.

#coco-movie, #funerals-and-memorials, #immigration-and-emigration, #trump-donald-j

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