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Here’s what’s closed for former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday - Dotemirates
04/12/2018

Here’s what’s closed for former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday

Wednesday will be an effective federal holiday as the nation mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush. President Donald Trump declared it a National Day of Mourning, meaning that nearly all federal workers would be excused from work and their agencies would be closed.The former president will be given a state funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. After the ceremony, his body will be moved to Texas, where he will be buried at his presidential library. Mr. Bush died on Friday evening at the age of 94.National Day of Mourning: Post offices closed Even though...


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17/04/2019

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Five million lost jobs in India between 2016 and 2018

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