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Driver Crashes Into Funeral Procession for Orlando Victim

Two sheriff's deputies escorting the procession were hospitalized

(Newser) - An "impatient driver" drove through the funeral procession for one of the Orlando massacre victims Saturday in Florida, injuring two sheriff's deputies, NBC News reports. The female driver "for whatever reason, refused to wait," WFTV quotes an Osceola County Sheriff's Office release as saying. ABC... More »

Baby Killed After Dad Makes Way for Funeral Procession

1-year-old Jaylah Hart died day after truck slammed into SUV she was riding in

(Newser) - A young dad trying to do the polite thing by moving over for a funeral procession is now mourning his 1-year-old daughter, who died after a car accident in North Carolina, People reports. Silas Hart, 21, was driving his Chevy Equinox SUV in Lincolnton on Friday afternoon when he noticed... More »

Poland Bids Farewell to First Couple

Estimated 150K throng streets of Krakow to say goodbye

(Newser) - An elaborate state funeral for Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, began today bereft of many world leaders whose travel plans were paralyzed by the plume of volcanic ash that has covered Europe. The couple's bodies were flown from Warsaw to Krakow early today for the tradition-laden ceremony... More »

Iranian Cleric's Funeral Stirs Opposition Protests

Anti-gov't protesters salute dissident Montazeri

(Newser) - Iran's opposition movement rumbled again today as tens of thousands of mourners joined the funeral procession for Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, the senior dissident cleric who had denounced government crackdowns as the work of power-hungry despots. Tehran barred foreign media from the ceremonies for Montazeri, who died yesterday at... More »

20K Honor Slain Wash. Cops

Service draws fellow officers from across continent

(Newser) - An estimated 20,000 law-enforcement officials from the US and Canada today joined families and friends of the four cops gunned down last week at café in Washington state. Some 2,100 cars made a four-hour procession through Lakewood and Tacoma to a service at the Tacoma Dome. More »

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