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Son and colleagues to eulogize soldier-diplomat Colin Powell

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin L. Powell, the widely praised soldier-diplomat who died of complications from COVID-19 last month, is being remembered at a funeral service Friday at the Washington National Cathedral.

Powell was a model for minorities in public and private life. A Vietnam combat veteran, he rose to become the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black secretary of state. Powell had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, but his family said his immune system had been compromised by multiple myeloma, a blood cancer for which he had been undergoing treatment.

 

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Former Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner dead at 86

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ruth Ann Minner, the only woman to serve as Delaware's governor, has died. She was 86. Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse a close friend and former chief of staff for Minner, said she died Thursday morning. Minner was a sharecropper's daughter and a high school dropout who was twice widowed. She got her first taste of politics as a legislative bill clerk and rose through the Democratic […]

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