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Beneath a Roman Obelisk, Mussolini Left a Letter to the Future

1,200-word eulogy describes Mussolini as rescuing Italy with his 'superhuman insight'

(Newser) - Like most leaders with any sort of an ego, Benito Mussolini wanted to be remembered. But the Italian fascist wasn't leaving his legacy up to chance, according to researchers who say they've found a Latin text hidden under the Mussolini Obelisk in Rome that eulogizes his feats during... More »

Obama Breaks Out Into 'Amazing Grace' at End of SC Eulogy

President eulogizes pastor killed in church massacre

(Newser) - President Obama today delivered a 40-minute eulogy for Clementa Pinckney , the pastor and state senator killed in the Charleston church massacre, ending by leading the 5,000-strong crowd in a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace." Gawker has the video and declares, "You should watch the entire thing,... More »

Obama Eulogizes Beau Biden

He lived a 'life of meaning,' says the president

(Newser) - The Bidens bid farewell to Beau Biden today in Delaware, with President Obama delivering the eulogy. "He was a scion of an incredible family who brushed away the possibility of privilege for the harder, better reward of earning his own way," said the president, as per AP . And... More »

Man Accused of Plotting Wife's Murder Stole Eulogy

Chris Panayioutou, alleged hitmen arrested in South Africa

(Newser) - Plagiarizing a eulogy is one thing. Plagiarizing a eulogy at the funeral of the wife you're suspected of plotting to kill is plainly quite another. Schoolteacher Jayde Panayiotou, 28, was kidnapped outside her home in Uitenhage, South Africa, on April 21 as she waited for a ride to work... More »

ESPN Writer Shares Moving Eulogy for Son, 21

Max Maisel is presumed to have drowned in late February

(Newser) - Max Maisel was last seen at a pier leading into Lake Ontario on Feb. 22; roughly a month later, police ended their water search for the 21-year-old Rochester Institute of Technology student's body. While Rochester police yesterday told the Democrat and Chronicle he's classified as a missing person,... More »

Here's Melissa Rivers' Eulogy for Joan

Melissa gave one of 4 eulogies at the star-studded funeral

(Newser) - Joan Rivers' funeral last weekend was as star-studded as the late comedian had hoped for , with appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, and more. There was even a performance of "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage" by Hugh Jackman. Rivers also got four celebrity eulogies—... More »

Howard Stern Gave Joan Rivers a Filthy Eulogy

But it was 'so Joan. So great,' Margaret Cho writes

(Newser) - Joan Rivers' funeral was a heartbreaking affair—in a blog post , fellow comedian Margaret Cho describes a throng of "girl comics" weeping "like professional mourners." And then Howard Stern began his eulogy. "Joan Rivers had a dry pussy," he said, according to Cho. After a... More »

What Did Steve Jobs' Last Words Mean?

People are fascinated by his 'Oh wow': Christopher John Farley

(Newser) - It’s easy to infer meaning from Steve Jobs’ last words , “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.” After all, he had reportedly been talking to his biographer about God and the afterlife as the end of his own life neared, writes Christopher John Farley in the Wall Street ... More »

Obama: Kennedy a 'Kind and Tender Hero'

(Newser) - President Obama paid homage to the "greatest legislator of our time" today in his eulogy of Ted Kennedy—"the baby of the family who became its patriarch, the restless dreamer who became its rock." He ticked off the personal and public tragedies of Kennedy's life, "a... More »

Aide: Obama Eulogy to Focus on Kennedy's Impact on US

President works into night on speech for Boston funeral

(Newser) - President Obama is still working on the eulogy he’ll deliver at Ted Kennedy’s funeral tomorrow in Boston, an aide tells Politico tonight. Though Obama will offer “a personal take on the senator as legislator, mentor, colleague, friend and family member,” the aide says, it’s “... More »

Obamas Cut Vacation Short

(Newser) - With a tropical storm bearing down on the Northeast, President Obama and Michelle Obama will leave Martha's Vineyard tomorrow, a day ahead of schedule, to ensure he arrives in Boston in time to deliver a eulogy at Ted Kennedy's funeral Saturday. If possible, they'll return to the Vineyard afterward; if... More »

Obama Will Deliver Kennedy Eulogy

(Newser) - President Obama will deliver the eulogy at Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral Saturday in Boston, the Globe reports this evening. Obama will make the short trip from Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s vacationing, to the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the morning service; Kennedy will be... More »

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