President Donald   Trump’s  photo opportunity in front of the boarded up windows of St John’s Church in Washington DC was another of his big lies. Photograph:  Shawn Thew/EPA

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Mike Conneally: December 4th, 1931- February 17th, 2017. Above, with  his wife, Mary
Obituary: Mike Conneally
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  • March 11, 2017, 05:30

Patrick Michael (Mike) Conneally, distinguished professor emeritus of medical and molecular genetics at the medical school of Indiana University, has (...)

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