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More than 1,000 people, including Australia’s prime minister and three former prime ministers, bid farewell to former Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen.
Cowen, who died Dec. 8 at the age of 92, was given a state funeral Tuesday at Temple Beth Israel.
In the congregation for the...