A special hearse transported Aretha Franklin:

The hearse that brought Aretha Franklin’s body to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Tuesday has historical significance.

The ivory, two-door 1940 Cadillac LaSalle also transported the body of Franklin’s beloved father, the legendary pastor and civil rights figure the Rev. C.L. Franklin, decades ago.
“Ironically around this time,” funeral director O’Neil Swanson II told CNN. “He died in July 1984.”
Aretha Franklin died August 16 of pancreatic cancer. The “Queen of Soul” was 76.
This week, Franklin’s home city of Detroit has transformed into a massive tribute to the beloved singer.

A history-making upset in Florida, the establishment wins in Arizona:

On a night when Arizona’s Republican US Senate primary was expected to command most of the attention, a stunning upset victory in Florida’s Democratic governor’s race stole the show.

Democrats chose the most progressive candidate — and the only one who wasn’t wealthy — in Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Florida’s first African-American major-party nominee for governor, Gillum will face Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has the backing of President Donald Trump.
Their race will pit a Republican who is known for praising Trump on Fox News against a Democrat who says he wants single-payer health care and Trump impeached just as the 2020 presidential race gets underway. Florida is a major presidential battleground state.
Arizona and Oklahoma also held primaries Tuesday. Here are five takeaways from the contes

Puerto Rico’s new Hurricane Maria death toll is 46 times higher than the government’s previous count:

Puerto Rico’s government raised its official Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975 on Tuesday in the wake of a new estimate from researchers.

The new figure is 46 times larger than the previous toll the Puerto Rican government released in December 2017, when officials said 64 people had died as a result of the storm.
It comes on the same day researchers from George Washington University revealed findings from a study on storm-related deaths commissioned by the US commonwealth’s government.
“This is unprecedented devastation,” Gov. Ricardo Rossello told reporters.
But the new death toll is only an approximation, not a concrete list of names, Rossello s

9-year-old died by suicide after he was bullied, mom says:

A 9-year-old boy in Colorado took his life days after starting the fourth grade last week. He had recently come out as gay to his mother, who believes that bullying was a factor in his death, she told HLN’s Mike Galanos on Tuesday.

“The same kids who picked on him last year were even meaner to him once he came out and said he was gay,” said Leia Pierce, Jamel Myles’ mother. “They hurt my baby.”
Denver Police said that Jamel’s death appears to be a suicide

San Francisco treats with the best US baker:

The San Francisco native, who is best known for b. Patisserie bakery, is always looking for the next pastry to try, the next place to eat, the next shop to open. And she is always, always trying to improve upon her signature kouign amann, which something like a caramelized croissant from the French region of Brittany.
Winner of this year’s James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker, along with her business partner Michel Suas, Leong made her b. Patisserie bakery a must-visit destination in a city with too many excellent food choices to count.
San Francisco may be the United States‘ most food-centric city, with the food scene’s emphasis on fresh and local ingredients, many farmers’ markets and its easy access to Northern and Central California farms.

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