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U.S. mourns George H.W. Bush, Marc Lamont Hill apologizes for Israel remarks | Morning Newsletter

December 2, 2018

By Staff

Late last week, George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at age 94. Officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have since joined leaders across the world in remembering Bush as a tireless humanitarian who did not let political differences prohibit friendships and cooperation. Meanwhile, Temple professor Marc Lamont Hill continues to draw fire for remarks made in a speech to the United Nations Thursday in which he criticized Israel and its treatment of Palestinians. Hill, who has since been dismissed as a CNN commentator, responded to the criticisms Saturday, apologizing for his word choice. This morning we also have a firsthand account from reporter Sam Carchidi following last week’s stunning report that the Flyers had fired general manager Ron Hextall.

— Tauhid Chappell, Oona Goodin-Smith (morningnewsletter@philly.com)

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