Funeral held Saturday for former first lady Barbara Bush
First Lady Melania Trump, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Michele Obama will attend the invite-only funeral for Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92. The funeral will take place in Houston, where former president George H.W. Bush and his wife retired and were known to frequent casual spots in town. The former president greeted mourners at his wife's viewing on Friday.
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Georgia town braces for face-off between neo-Nazi, anti-fascist groups
Newnan, Ga., is bracing for the first major face off Saturday between neo-Nazis, white supremacist groups and anti-fascist forces since last year's deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va. While neither side called for violence, Antifa, the anti-fascist militant group, urged its participants to bring Sharpies to write down a "jail support number" on their body in case they get arrested. Newnan officials said the National Socialist Movement wrote on its permit application that it expected a turnout of 50 to 100 people. Local authorities say as many as 400 officers will be in Newnan to supervise the rally and help protect demonstrators First Amendment rights.
Lyrid meteor shower peaks late Saturday and early Sunday
If you're up late Saturday night — or up early Sunday morning — be sure to take a peek up at the night sky for the Lyrid meteor shower. The shower has been know to bombard the sky with up to nearly 100 meteors per hour. The best viewing conditions are expected across much of the northeastern and southwestern U.S. The worst conditions will be across the central Plains and Deep South, where clouds and showers are forecast.
Do you have Toys R Us gift cards? You better act fast ...
Saturday is the last day to redeem Toys R Us gift cards, and after stores close for the day, the cards will be worthless. Last month, Toys R Us, which became a dream factory for kids nationwide for decades, filed for liquidation after failing to successfully reorganize its operations in bankruptcy. The retail chain has been honoring gift cards since it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September. "Consumers who are holding gift cards spend them as soon as possible or risk getting stuck with a worthless piece of plastic," the Better Business Bureau advises.
Here's how you can be spurred to protect the planet on Earth Day
Earth Day often focuses on global warming, pollution and the loss of wildlife and natural habitats. But NatGeo WILD is taking a different approach to the day: A show that reminds viewers of the planet's splendor in hopes that an upbeat film will inspire people to take action to protect our earthly home from further human damage. The one-hour special airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NatGeo WILD. If you want to celebrate Earth Day a different way, Saturday is the perfect day to visit your local national park, as the National Park Service has waived entrance fees to all parks.