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Jun 19, 2016

Brynn Wimsatt woke up last Sunday saddened but not surprised.

The mass shooting that left 49 people dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando hit close to home for the 34-year-old. But Wimsatt said with “certain things going on in the world, it was only a matter of time.”

“It’s sad,” she said. “It hurt my feelings, and it hurts my heart to know that people can have that much hate.”

A hometown hero is being laid to rest in Louisville, Ky., as Muhammad Ali, the boxer and humanitarian, is buried Friday. Fans came to the city from far and wide to pay their respects as Ali's body passed by on its way to a private burial.

Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest at Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery today following a processional that will take his body through the streets. The private ceremony will take place before the public funeral, scheduled for 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum Center downtown.

Here are the speakers and schedule of events for the funeral:

 

QURANIC RECITATION

  • Hamzah Abdul Malik

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

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Thousands gathered at Freedom Hall on Thursday for a Muslim funeral prayer service in honor of Muhammad Ali. 

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General Electric’s Louisville-based appliance division has a new owner.

GE Appliances is now part of the China-based Haier Company. The multibillion-dollar sale was finalized on Monday.

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Funeral plans have been set for legendary boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali.

The Louisville native died late Friday evening at a Phoenix hospital of septic shock after battling respiratory problems. He was 74.

Update at 3:15 p.m. ET: Ali's Funeral Set For Friday

Muhammad Ali, the man considered the greatest boxer of all time, died late Friday at a hospital in Phoenix at age 74. He was battling respiratory problems.

He died of septic shock related to natural causes, with his family at his bedside, according to family spokesman Bob Gunnell.

Ali inspired millions by standing up for his principles during the volatile 1960s and by always entertaining — in the boxing ring and in front of a microphone.

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Kentucky Democrats will hold their state convention in Louisville on Saturday, electing delegates who will represent the party at the Democratic National Convention.

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A judge has ended a restraining order that barred the city of Louisville from removing a 120-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers that sits near the University of Louisville.

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Police have charged two juveniles in a shooting that wounded two teens near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade. 

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