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These two photographs, taken in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 11, shows the stark differences between the two political parties in America.

Pictured in one photo are (L-R) former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton; former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama; and Joe Biden, the current U.S. President, with his wife, Jill Biden.

All are wearing black masks and appear solemn as they pay tribute to the thousands who died during the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the second image, former President Donald Trump, center, is surrounded by NYPD officers and firefighters as they pay tribute to the fallen heroes on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in NYC. There is not a mask in sight.

The two photos are symbolic of a nation divided by political and power struggles.

In one photo, many see a reminder that there is no hope for the future.

In the second photo, some see Americans celebrating freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Trump didn't attend any ceremonies in NYC, but he visited the 17th police precinct in Midtown and a neighboring fire station.

The former president joked that he didn't need a mask to pose with New York City's finest to mark 20 years since the towers fell.

He signed autographs and thanked the men and women for their bravery and sacrifice.

A few miles away, the Bidens, Clintons and Obamas attended the annual ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

It isn't clear if they met with any of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11.
 
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NeNe Leakes remembered her late husband Gregg Leakes at a memorial service on Monday, Sept. 6, days after he lost his battle with colon cancer at age 66.

Leakes, who appeared alongside NeNe and her sons in Real Housewives of Atlanta, died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, surrounded by his family at home.

NeNe held a celebration of life service at her Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia. She was joined by some of her former Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars past and present, including Lisa Wu, Phaedra Parks, Marlo Hampton, Porsha Williams and Eva Marcille.

The memorial also included several music performances from Keke Wyatt and gospel stars Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell and Le'Andria Johnson.

NeNe, 53, took to Instagram to share an intimate photo of herself and Gregg sharing a kiss. She captioned the photo: "Today we celebrate you Gregg with love, just the way you wanted it."

Meanwhile, NeNe and Gregg's son Brentt shared an image from the memorial to his Instagram Story. In the image, a large portrait of a smiling Gregg could be seen on one of the walls of the venue. Brentt captioned his post: "Love ya pops."

NeNe wed Gregg in 1997 but they divorced in 2011, only to get back together and remarry in 2013.

The single mom worked as a stripper to support her son, Bryson, when they met in a strip club.
 

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Fans of rapper DMX, aka Dark Man X, lined the streets outside Brooklyn's Barclay Center where his star-studded memorial is being held.

DMX's casket arrived on the back of a monster truck escorted by bikers and record label executives wearing Ruff Ryders gear.

The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at age 50 from a heart attack after an apparent drug overdose.

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DMX's family and friends will be in attendance at his Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday at 4 pm ET. The memorial service is closed to the public, but fans can view the ceremony live on his YouTube channel here.

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A second celebrity tribute to DMX will be broadcast live on BET Sunday at 2:30 pm ET from a church in New York City.

Tune into the livestream here.

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Joe Biden and Mike Pence participated in a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims at Ground Zero in New York City on Friday.

Biden, left, and Pence bumped elbows and wore face masks to symbolize unity during the weakening coronavirus.

Biden, Vice President Pence and their wives joined former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his life partner to observe a moment of silence during a memorial at Ground Zero.

Following the moment of silence, the names of thousands of victims were played in pre-recorded audio by family members.

The names are usually read in-person by family members, but the ceremony was scaled back to accommodate the visiting lawmakers and Secret Service agents.

After the ceremony, Biden will head to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to honor the 40 passengers and crew members who died on board United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed when the passengers fought with hijackers to regain control of the plane on Sept. 11, 2001.

"I'm not going to be making any news today. I'm not going to talk about anything other than 9/11," Biden said before departing to New York. "We took all our advertising down. It's a solemn day and that's how we're going to keep it."

President Donald Trump also took down his campaign ads for the day.

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A hearse carrying the American flag-draped casket of Rep. John Lewis, stopped at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. before heading to the U.S. Capitol where he will lie in state.

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His son was given the Black Lives Matter street sign to mark the moment. Crowds stood along the road to watch Lewis's hearse pass by.

Lewis died after a yearlong battle with cancer on July 17 at age 80.

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His motorcade landed at Andrews Air Force base before making stops at historic sites in D.C., including the African American Museum.

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On Sunday, Lewis' hearse crossed over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on the second day of remembrance for the late civil rights leader.

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Lewis once said one of the proudest moments in his life was seeing Barack Obama sworn in as president in January 2009.

Lewis's long journey for equality will end with his funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, July 30.

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Hundreds gathered to pay their respects at a public visitation for retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn, who was shot and killed by a looter during the George Floyd protests on June 2.

The line stretched for nearly 2 blocks as 500 people attended the viewing at Hopewell Baptist Church. Uniformed police officers were among those attending the viewing.

Dorn worked in law enforcement for 40 years before retiring in 2014. His wife still works for the St. Louis police department.

Family and friends gathered for Dorn's private funeral on Tuesday.

Dorn, 77, was killed while checking out a silent alarm at a friend's pawn shop during the peaceful protests. He was found outside Lee's Pawn and Jewelry shop with a gunshot wound in the upper torso.

Stephan Cannon, 24, was arrested and charged in his murder. Another suspect was charged with burglary and other offenses.

Cannon was convicted of armed robbery in 2014 but never served a day in prison for the crime.

"Based upon the diligent work of the police department, collaboration with the Circuit Attorney's Office, and the cooperation from the outraged community, we have issued charges for the tragic murder of former Captain David Dorn," said St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in a statement on Sunday.

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George Floyd's fiancée says he had dreams of becoming an entrepreneur before his life was ended by a former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes on May 25.

Courteney Ross, 44, attended Floyd's emotional memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday. She sobbed over his casket as friends comforted her.

Ross, who manages a coffee shop in the city's north east side, says she last spoke to Floyd the day before he died.

She said Floyd turned his life around and he had plans to open a restaurant called the Convict Kitchen.

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"He served some time in a Texas prison and after he was released he was able to get help with an organization called Turning Point," she said. "One job led to another and another. He really loved it here. He did get some peace in his life here."

She said Floyd wanted to hire ex-convicts to work at his restaurant to give them a second chance at life like he was given.

It is difficult for ex-convicts to find gainful employment because of their criminal records.

"Floyd even had some of the foods picked out that he wanted to serve his customers," she said. "He had ideas on some of the foods he wanted to serve. He wanted to serve food at his restaurant that ex-cons would cook in their cell, using the foods inmates would buy at the commissary and making a gourmet dish out of it."

She added: "Floyd use to tell me that you can practically make anything out of Ramen Noodles, you can grind them up and use them to make pizza dough [for] a cake if you add Oreo Cookies."

The Minneapolis memorial was the first of three services for Floyd. Rappers Master P, Tip "T.I." Harris, and Ludacris attended the memorial service on Thursday. The services will culminate with Floyd's funeral in his hometown of Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 9.

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An embarrassing moment occurred when one of CNN's reporters suffered a Freudian slip of the tongue and uttered the words, "George Floyd is looking down from prison" during coverage of a memorial service for the slain Minnesota man on Thursday.

A Freudian slip is the utterance of an unconscious subdued wish or a suppressed thought.

CNN has not commented on the gaffe.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden left their Delaware home to lay a wreath at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran's Memorial Park on Memorial Day in the U.S.

It was the 77-year-old senator's first appearance in public since the coronavirus lockdowns began in March.

The presumptive Democratic nominee and his wife paid their respects to fallen service members in Newcastle, Delaware on Monday, May 25.

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The Bidens dressed in black with matching black face coverings. Biden wore black aviator sunglasses. A small crowd gathered to observe the Bidens as they left the memorial park.

In neighboring Maryland, U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump lay a wreath for fallen soldiers at Baltimore's Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

"To every Gold Star Family here today and all across our land, our debt to you is infinite and everlasting. We stand with you today and all days to come," the president said in his prepared speech.

Earlier Monday, President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Photographers at the star-studded Kobe Bryant memorial service in Los Angeles were reportedly banned from taking pictures of Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

Beyonce (right) is pictured at the memorial service with her longtime publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, before departing the arena.

20,000 fans and hordes of stars flocked to the Staples Center for the live-streamed memorial to basketball legend Kobe, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, who were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

Beyonce, 39, opened the memorial with stirring performances of her hit songs "XO" and "Halo," which Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant says were among his favorite tunes.

But photographers from the Associated Press and Getty Images told the New York Post that organizers of the event banned them from taking pictures of the singer or Kobe's children.

"A Staples Center staffer was dispatched to make sure not a single camera was focused on the stage," a source told gossip column Page Six.

"The photographers couldn't believe it. This doesn't help Beyonce's image at all, it hurts her. It makes her look like a diva. The memorial wasn't about her. The only shots of Bey that did emerge were screen grabs from TV. None of the other artists at the memorial asked for this, not Christina Aguilera, not Alicia Keys."

Representatives for the semi-retired cabana singer have yet to respond to the claims.

It's widely known that the mother-of-three only releases pictures she approves of, taken at certain at angles, and Photoshopped to perfection by an official photographer after the Internet made a mockery of her 2013 Super Bowl performance when news outlets publishing "unflattering" images of her.