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♪ special air mission 41 takes flight today. a final farewell to the late president george herbert walker bush. the president worked out a pause, but not resolution in the trade dispute with china. where is the crime? >> roger stone maintains he did not wrong in 2016 about what he knew and when about hacked democratic e-mails. and the new york police department saves the day after an engagement ring gets lost in
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times square. i cannot imagine what it is like to lose a wedding ring. >> says the guy who says -- >> this is number four for my wife who is familiar with that. >> number four ring. number one wife. >> good correction there. thank you. good morning. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with tearful tributes and final good-byes for george herbert walker bush. he died friday night at the age of 94. the same airplane that took donald trump to argentina will bring bush back to washington one last time. vice president pence will deliver remarks. listen to james baker. >> he said secretary baker's
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here. he said hey, bake, where are we going today? i said heffe, we're going heavy n and. he -- heaven. he said good that's where i want to go. >> also making the trip to d.c. today is mr. bush's labrador sully. that is him lying next to the casket. as much as our family is going to miss this dog, we are comforted to know he will bring the same joy to his new home that he brought to 41. more now from cnn's suzanne malveaux in houston. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave, the aircraft at ellington field here in houston will carry president george h.w. bush's body which is brought to joint base andrews today at 11:30 eastern when they
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depart and then in washington is when the formal procession and formality gets under way for 45. the capitol rotunda is where president bush will lie in state. the public will be able to pay respects at 11:00 with the memorial service with dignitaries and friends and family. wednesday evening, the president's body returned here back to houston where he will lie in repose until thursday morning. thursday, another second memorial service at st. martin's episcopal church. that is the same church that barbara bush was memorandum 's
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memorial. he will be buried alongside his wife and their child who died at 3 years old, robin. in the meantime, many people here in houston paying respects. now flowers and teddy bears and colorful socks. dave and christine. thank you. president trump and kpixi jinpi will agree to a pause in the trade. they keep the tariffs at 10%. in change, china said -- in exchange, china said it would purchase other goods from the u.s. to help the imbalance. the two countries have 90 days to make progress. in a tweet, the president said china agreed to remove tariffs on cars it imports from the u.s. which is 40% currently.
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the president did not say what the tariff level would be. in addition to the temporary truce with china, justin trudeau and outgoing president nieto signed the usmca. >> we get rid of nafta. it caused tremendous amounts of unemployment and loss and company loss. that will be terminated. so congress will have a choice of the usmca or pre-nafta which worked well. >> each country's legislative bodies needs to approve the agreement before it goes into effect. roger stone says he has never been in touch with wikileaks founder julian
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assange. a draft special counsel document indicating prosecutors are looking into his efforts to get documents from wikileaks ahead of the e-mail dump. >> stone tells abc news his e-mails about assange are being mischaracterized and he had no contact with robert mueller. >> does that suggest you are a target? you usually speak with witnesses first. >> it suggests nothing at all. again, where is the crime? i engaged in politics. >> democrat mark warner tells cnn he believes robert mueller will have a lot to reveal about the suspected ties with wikileaks and roger stone. fbi director james comey agreed to sit with a private deposition with house republicans. he objected to the closed-door meeting. mr. comey tweeting he will sit in the dark, but republicans agree on free to talk when
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transcript released in 24 hours. this is the closest i can get to public testimony. house republicans will question comey on friday. an fbi representative will be there about the disclosure of sensitive information. lawyers for michael cohen say he should not go toprison. lawyers say he is a changed man. they go on to detail what they describe is cohen's cooperation including seven voluntary interviews with special counsel robert mueller's team and the federal prosecutors in new york. they claim that cohen lied to finalize a project in moscow because he was abiding by mr. trump strongly mantra to minimize the investigation. cohen is expected to be sentenced on december 12th. lawmakers considering a stop gap spending bill friday. it is aimed at putting off a showdown as washington and the
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nation mourns former president bush. congress will be out of session for part of the week because of the state funeral for bush 41. members of congress anticipated a week of bargaining which donald trump said must include funding for the border wall. jamal khashoggi's private messages in the months before he was murdered. what he and a fellow saudi exile say about the crown prince. if you're turning 65, you may be learning about medicare and supplemental insurance. medicare is great, but it doesn't cover everything ...only about 80% of your part b medicare costs. a medicare supplement insurance plan may help cover some of the rest. learn how an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company might be the right choice for you. a free decision guide is a great place to start. call today to request yours. so what makes an aarp medicare supplement plan unique? these are the only medicare supplement plans endorsed by aarp
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private messages from journalist jamal khashoggi may offer new clues to his murder. cnn obtained hundreds of whatsapp messages. he described crown prince mohammed bin salman as a quote beast and they suggest the journalist was deeply troubled by what he regarded as the petulance of the young prince.
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we have nine have nina dos sant more from lunondon. >> reporter: dave, this shows why jamal khashoggi was so dangerous to the royal family of saudi arabia, especially mohammed bin salman. you see in the messages he is referring to him in personal terms and rather let's be frank about it insulting terms. he calls him a beast and says he is like pacman who will devour all of those in his path. essentially mohammed bin salman power grab jamal khashoggi was saying will eventually engulf all of the royal apparatus inside saudi arabia. the back drop to all of this is a 400 strong cache of messages between a saudi arabia
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dissident, one of three dissidents by the saudi regime in a report compiled by mckenzie in 2016. you see jamal khashoggi was planning to create an electronic army with him. one message. i sent a brief idea of the work of the electronic army. brilliant report. i will try to sort out the money. that is telling here, dave. what we are talking about is providing foreign information to saudi dissidents to register up to ten twitter accounts to debunk state and public statements to push back against the state. in many countries, that may be seen as free speech, but in saudi arabia, if those conversations are intercepted, it can make you a target. all of this coming on the day when "the wall street journal" citing a report that mohammed
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bin salman was in contact with a key royal adviser who is part of the plot as well linked to khashoggi before and after the moment khashoggi is said to have died. >> thank you, nina. the u.s. led coalition said an air strike in syria killed a senior isis commander linked to the death of an american citizen. sunday's attack targeted abu alumarayn. he was involved in the killing of former army a yy ranger pet c kassig. coming up, another nfl star caught on video abusing a woman. now former chiefs running back kareem hunt says he's sorry. >> i'm asking for forgiveness and i definitely believe i
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didn't deserve forgiveness. >> will another nfl team give kareem hunt a chance? place, the xfinity xfi gateway.
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remember the dead. the rare blitz of tornadoes devastating parts of central illinois. 22 twisters reported to the national weather service on saturday. the town of taylorville 30 miles southeast of springfield was hardest hit. storm downing power lines and pulling trees by the roots. governor brown says it is a miracle no one was killed. 18 others suffering minor injuries. illinois averages 47 tornadoes a year with may being the peak time. a boil water advisory has been in effect since friday's earthquake in alaska has been lifted. anchorage water officials say tap water is safe for usage. the water system was not contaminated as a result of the 7.70 magnitude quake. electricity is on and heat is on and communication lines are up. nerves are frayed.
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there have been more than 1,000 aftershocks since friday. former kansas city chiefs running back kareem hunt says he regrets pushing and kicking a young woman. footage emerged friday from tmz prompting the chiefs to release him. the video shows hunt shoving the woman several times and kicking her as others tried repeatedly to hold him back. hunt admitted he was not honest with the team when asked about the incident. he apologized and said he does not blame the chiefs. >> i'm asking for forgiveness. i believe i didn't deserve forgiveness. everything is really, you know, happening fast right now. i want everybody to, you know, forgive me. i know it will be hard. i made a bad choice. i'm not going to let this bring me down. >> the incident was back in february. a lot of questions that remain
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here. hunt told lisa salter that the nfl never questioned him about the night. the nfl said it began investigating immediately after the february incident. the college final four is all set. it is alabama and oklahoma and clemson and notre dame. the games are december 29th. the national championship game is january 7th in santa clara, california. a story book ending for the man and his girlfriend who dropped the engagement ring through a sewer grate. he dropped to the ground to try to rescue the ring. fast forward to saturday. police found the ring and put out an all points twitter bulletin to find the couple. the couple identified as john
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and daniella were located in their home country. nypd said the case was closed. arrangements being made to reunite the couple. he bought another one after returning home. >> what happens with that other ring? wow. we need to stay on this story. saturday night live tackling all things in president trump's universe lately and his trip to argentina. here's your late night laughs. >> i'm sad you're going to prison, michael. you were like a son to me. >> why did you make me do all that illegal stuff? >> because you are like a son to me. >> when i killed that guy, trump said please tell me you didn't do it. trump said please, you want oil or not? ♪ ♪ don't cry for me argentina the
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truth is i'm very guilty ♪ ♪ some little no-nos, a little treason ♪ >> the show honored george h.w. bush with a mantage of dana c carvey. >> it's bad. it's bad. >> i'm sorry, mr. president, i think it is a fair impression. >> don't see it. it's totally exaggerated. it's not me. those crazy hand gestures. the pointing thing. i don't do them. also na, da, da? never said it. >> it's funny. dana carvey. that is the moment we began to appreciate the president. now they can look back and laugh. >> he played that perfectly. the president.
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♪ special air mission 41 takes flight today. a final farewell to the late president george herbert walker bush. trade truce? no new tariffs for now while u.s. and china work on the trade war. where is the crime?
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>> roger stone maintains he did not wrong in 2016 about what he knew and when about hacked democratic e-mails. and the new york police department saves the day after an engagement ring gets lost in times square. down the grate and never to be seen again. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. in a word? humble. >> his entire life was dedicated to service. enlisted in the navy at 18. final good-byes begin this morning for george herbert walker bush. the nation's 41st president. he died friday night at the age of 94. the same airplane that took donald trump to argentina will bring bush back to washington one last time. vice president pence will deliver remarks. listen to former secretary of
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state james baker. >> one of the aides who assisted him physically said mr. president, secretary baker's here. he opened both eyes and said hey bake, where we going today. i said jefe, we're going to heaven. he said good. that's where i want to go. little did i know or he know, of course, by 10:00 that night he would be in heaven. >> also making the trip to d.c. today is mr. bush's labrador sully. that is sully lying next to the president's casket. bush 43 writes, as much as our family will miss this dog, we are comforted to know he will bring the same joy to his new home that he brought to 41. more now from cnn's suzanne malveaux in houston. >> reporter: good morning,
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dave and christine, the mission is called special mission 41. at ellington field here in houston will carry president george h.w. bush's body which is brought to joint base andrews today at 11:30 eastern when they depart and then in washington is when the formal procession and formality gets under way for 45. the arrival ceremony is getting under way at the capitol rotunda where the president will lie in state. the public will be able to pay respect respects. then the president's body returned back to houston where he will lie in repose until thursday morning. thursday, another second memorial service at st. martin's episcopal church. the same church that barbara
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bush's memorial happened. he will be buried alongside his wife and their child who died at 3 years old, robin. in the meantime, many people here in houston paying respects. statues throughout the city with teddy bears and flowers and colorful socks as they pay contribute you'd -- tribute. dave and christine. >> if you don't know, i love colorful socks. i spoke to him at a football game. these are his signature socks. the george h.w. bush sock that he designed himself. i had to wear those today. >> that is something. >> i talked to him about his love of socks and football. he was a sports nut. all things texas a&m.
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he knew everything about them. didn't just care about it, but loved sports. what a man. george h.w. bush remembered around the world for guiding the united states through difficult global challenges. including the collapse of the soviet union. last soviet leader is sharing his thoughts. let's go to moscow and bring in matthew chance. >> reporter: thank you very much. despite the tensions with moscow and washington, president bush 41 is remembered here. both by vladimir putin and the former soviet leader mikhail gorbachev. it was also during the bush presidency that the berlin wall came down in november of1989.
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it was under the bush administration that it actually happened. here is what the former soviet leader mikhail gorbachev said. i have a lot of memories. we had a chance to work together during years of tremendous changes. a dramatic time which demanded great responsibility for everyone. the result was the end to the cold war and the nuclear arms race. a huge legacy left from the russian point of view by president bush. the current russian president vladimir putin issuing his condolences writing to bush 43 saying your father had political wisdom and foresight and made informed decisions in difficult situations. he did a lot to strengthen russian and american issues. a side swipe at the current situation where they are not sitting down discussing the
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issues of mutual concern. >> a subtle jab. such a consequential president. thank you, matthew. trade truce. president trump and xi jinping hammered out a pause in the trade war. the u.s. will hold off on tariffs on $200 billion of chinese goods. in exchange, china said it is willing to purchase a very substantial amount of agriculture, energy and other goods from the u.s. to help reduce the trade imbalance. the two countries have 90 days to make progress. that is the big meeting where it was hammered out. in a tweet, the president said china has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars from the u.s. which stand at 40%. the president did not specify when the change would happen or what the new tariff level would be. in addition to a temporary truce, the president with justin
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trudeau and outgoing mexican president nieto, they signed the usmca at the g20. >> we get rid of nafta. it has caused us tremendous amounts of unemployment and loss and company loss and everything else. that will be terminated. so congress will have a choice of the usmca or pre-nafta which worked very well. >> each country's legislative bodies needs to approve the agreement before it goes into effect. roger stone insisting he has never been in touch with julian assan assange. stone facing questions if he knew ahead of time if wikileaks planned to release the hacked e-mails during the campaign. a document indicates that prosecutors are looking into his efforts to get documents from wikileaks ahead of the e-mail
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dump. >> stone tells abc news that he has had no contact with robert mueller. >> does that suggest to you that you actually are a target? usually they speak with witnesses first. >> it suggests nothing at all. again, where is the crime? i engaged in politics. >> democrat mark warner, a member of the senate intelligence committee, believes robert mueller will have a lot to reveal with the ties between wikileaks and roger stone. former fbi director james comey agreed to sit with a private deposition with house republicans. he objected first, but the two sides reached agreement on the transparency. mr. comey will sit in the dark, but republicans will agree i'm free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours. this is the closest i can get to public testimony. house republicans will question comey on friday. an fbi representative will be
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present. lawyers for michael cohen says he should not go to prison although he lied to congress. cohen's attorneys argue he is a changed man to share his knowledge with law enforcement. they go on to detail the cooperation and including seven voluntary interviews with robert mueller's team and meetings with prosecutors in new york. cohen lied about efforts to finalize a business effort in moscow because he was abiding by mr. trump's strongly mantra to keep it quiet. and ahead, violent protests again grip the streets of paris. now officials are considering new measures to keep the city calm. we are live in france ahead. today is the day you're going to get motivated...
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welcome back. french officials promising a firm response after another weekend of protests. long street battles with police and demonstrators leading to widespread damage in the streets of paris. more than 400 arrests have been made. fuel tax hikes triggers the protests in the french capital. melissa bell has more from paris. melissa. >> reporter: christine, this morning, a substantial clean up operation is under way in the french capital. it offers an extraordinary scene on saturday. the third saturday in the row that the yellow vests took to the streets on paris. this time more violence and more arrests. the interesting thing is so far the government's narrative is the yellow vests out to protest the rise of violence and the cost of living where the majority and minority of trouble makers within them.
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what we saw this saturday, christine, is more fervor on the yellow jackets. that is confirmed that a number of them were arrested. a great deal of anger from the people that feel malkemmanuel mn is not listening to them. the question is what does the government do about it? the meeting with the representatives of the yellow vests on tuesday and on the other, how to prevent the repeat scenes. they are calling for another protest on saturday. there was talk of the implementation of the state of emergency. that is set aside by the government. in terms of the security of paris and keeping the streets calm next saturday, the pressure is on to do much better than they did this weekend. >> melissa bell in paris, thank you. ahead, amazon and apple are playing nice. you will be able to ask alexa to play your favorite songs on apple music. cnn business is next. place, the xfinity xfi gateway.
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and it's strengthened by xfi pods, which plug in to extend the wifi even farther, past anything that stands in its way. ...well almost anything. leave no room behind with xfi pods. simple. easy. awesome. click or visit a retail store today. ♪ jews around the world celebrating the first night of hanukkah. it was especially bittersweet in pittsburgh with hundreds showing up outside the tree of life
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synagogue where 11 people were massacred in october. those who came said it was an honor to remember those. > a rare blitz of tornadoes. 22 twisters reported to the national weather service. the storm winds wrecking homes and downing power lines and pulling trees out by the roots. the governor says it is a miracle no one was hurt. 18 others suffering minor injuries. illinois averages 47 tornadoes a year. may is the peak month. the city manager in anchorage, alaska says the boil water advisory which has been in effect since friday has been lifted. tap water is safe for all use on sunday. the water system operating normally and not contaminated as a result of the 7.0 magnitude
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earthquake. heat and electricity is on. there have been more than 1,000 aft aftershocks since friday. students in paradise, california will return to class today. most of the schools in paradise were destroyed. the worst wildfire in california state history. students will attend schools in neighboring communities for the remainder of the school year. a potential tragedy narrowly avoided at a preschool in hawaii. a teacher mistook a bottle of pine sol cleaner for apple juice and used it to prepare snacks for the kids. three students took sips before the teacher smelled the pine sol. affiliate khon reports that the worker no longer works at the
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school. kareem hunt says he regrets pushing and kicking a woman. the video revealed on friday. the video shows hunt shoving her and kicking her as others tried to hold him back. hunt admitted he was not honest with the team. he apologized and said he doesn't blame the chiefs. >> i'm asking for forgiveness. i definitely i deserve forgiveness. everything is really, you know, happening fast right now. i want everybody to, you know, forgive me. i know it will be hard. i made a bad choice. i'm not going to let this bring me down. >> hunt also told espn that the nfl never questioned him about that night. the nfl reiterating the point it made friday. it began investigating immediately after the february incident. >> a lot of questions.
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college football final four set. the playoff field features alabama again against number four oklahoma in the orange bowl. the other game is clemson playing notre dame in the cotton bowl. the semifinal game on december 29th. the national championship game is january 7th. a story book end for a man and his fiancee after he dropped the engagement ring in the sewer grate in new york city's times square. he tried to rescue the ring. police found the ring and put out an all points twitter bulletin. by sunday, the foreign couple identified as john and daniella, tweeted thanks. saying the case was closed. arrangements are made to reunite the couple with the ring. john was convinced the first was gone and he bought another one
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after returning home. >> what a wonderful story. "saturday night live" tackling the trump and mbs handshake at the g20. >> i'm sad to go to prison, michael. you are like a son to me. >> why did you make me do so much illegal stuff? >> because you are a son to me. >> trump said please tell me you didn't do it. i said bitch, you want oil or not? >> one, two, three, four. whoa! ♪ ♪ don't cry for me argentina the truth is i'm very guilty ♪ ♪ some little no-nos and maybe treason but i kept ♪ ♪ my promise, oops, no, i didn't ♪
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>> the show honored george h.w. bush with the montage of bush himself and dana carvey. >> i am watching you do your impression of me. it is nothing like me. bears no resemblance. it's bad. it's bad. >> i'm sorry, mr. president. i think it's a fair impression. >> don't see it. it's totally exaggerated. the pointing thing. i don't do them. also na-da-da? never said it. >> remember the president who embrac embraced? >> i love it wouldn't be prudent at this juncture. global stocks are higher as investors react to news of the temporary trade truce. in asia, the nikkei closed up 1%. hang seng and shanghai with good
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numbers. in europe markets. dax and ftse and cac are up 2%. on wall street, futures look to open higher. friday, the dow closed up 200 points. nasdaq and s&p closed up 1%. the stock exchange will observe a moment of silence today and will close wednesday to honor the memory of the former president george h.w. bush. qatar will withdraw from opec in january. qatar is the first middle eastern country to pull out of the organization after 60 years of membership. according to opec data, qatar is the 11th biggest producer producing 2% of the overall 3.3 million total. according to a report from bloomberg, the decision comes as opec prepares to review the
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output after saudi arabia and russia reaffirm commitment to manage production to balance the oil market. soon you will be able to ask your alexa app to play music on apple. echo smart will work with apple. the announcement comes after it was working with apple to carry the newest products. amazon agrees to prohibit third party products to sell on its site. a thaw, but competitocompetitor. i can just picture my kids saying, alexa, play "hamilton." that is the mantra in our kitchen for months. "early start" continues right now. remembering george h.w. bush.
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♪ >> special air mission 41 takes flight today. a final farewell to the late president george herbert walker bush. trade truce? no new tariffs for now while u.s. and china work on the trade war. where is the crime? >> roger stone maintains he did not wrong in 2016 about what he knew and when about hacked democratic e-mails. and the new york police department saves the day after an engagement ring gets lost in times square. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it is monday, december 3rd. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we are remembering 41. tearful tributes this morning for george herbert walker bush. he died friday night at the age of

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