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    Mandela Makes Final Journey Home in Qunu, S. Africa

    QUNU, South Africa (AP) — Nelson Mandela came home Saturday. A hearse carrying Mandela's body drove into his hometown in rural South Africa ahead of burial Sunday, returning the country's peacemaker to the place where...

    South Africans Still Celebrating ‘Tata’ Mandela

    PRETORIA, South Africa – Most of the leaders and dignitaries who converged on this capital city last Monday from around the world to attend the official memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela have...

    Obama Urges World to Act on Mandela Legacy

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his...

    Obama Thrills Crowd as He Honors Mandela

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by...

    Mandela Tributes

    Edwards Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela  Washington, DC – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) released the following statement today on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela. “The world has lost an...

    World Leaders to Speak at Massive Mandela Memorial

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An eclectic mix of world leaders including President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will eulogize Nelson Mandela before a crowd of nearly 100,000 mourners at a massive memorial service...

    Carter, Clinton, Bush ’43’, to Join Obama at S.A. Memorial for Mandela

    President Obama will be joined by former presidents George W. Bush (‘Bush 43’), Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in South Africa for what is shaping up to be an unprecedented gathering of foreign heads...

    Obama to Travel to South Africa to Honor Mandela

    (Updated 11/7/2013) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. The service will take place at...

    Maya Angelou Mourns Longtime Friend Nelson Mandela

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King...

    Mandela Dead at 95

    (UPDATED 12/05/2013) Nelson Mandela, who emerged from three decades in prison as a living martyr in the battle against apartheid to become the first Black president of South Africa, died Dec. 5 in South...

    Court Rules Fair Sentencing Act Not Applicable to Inmates Sentenced under Prior ‘Crack Cocaine’...

    A sharply divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Dec. 3 that the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA), which reduced the unfair, unjustified, and racially discriminatory crack cocaine/powder cocaine sentencing ratio from...

    President Honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian...

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