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An explosion in slow motion: How 2013 blew apart our notions of privacy

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Fer Gregory<p>2013 was an extraordinary year for those of us who are interested in privacy and data …

Mike Shanahan: No plans to resign; RG3 is clearly our starting QB

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan met with the media Monday, a day quarterback Kirk Cousins made his first start of the season, a 27-26 loss to the …

Richie Incognito agrees to paid suspension that will end his season

Richie Incognito and the Dolphins have agreed to a deal that will keep Incognito suspended until the NFL completes its investigation. The …

Jerome Simpson accuses official of making controversial remarks

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson said that during Minnesota's win over Philadelphia on Sunday, a game official was saying 'controversial' things …

All you need to know: MLB news and rumors roundup for Dec. 16

Monday saw some action on the hot stove front, so let's do our nightly recap of the essentials.<p><b>MORE</b>: FA tracker: position players | FA tracker: …

Orioles agree to sign Grant Balfour to two-year, $15M deal

The Orioles have agreed on a two-year, $14M deal with free agent closer Grant Balfour.<p><b>MORE</b>: FA tracker: position players | FA tracker: pitchers<p>Though …

Nelson Mandela Laid To Rest In Qunu

Nelson Mandela was buried on the hills in Qunu, his childhood hometown, on Sunday (Dec. 15). The funeral marked the end of 10 days of mourning for …

With Mandela Gone, How Will South Africa Go On?

Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday in his ancestral village. The leader's death has some South Africans worried about how the country, and the African National Congress, will move forward without him. For more, host Michel Martin speaks to NPR's Africa correspondent, Ofeibea …

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China remembers Nelson Mandela with this haunting ballad

After a week of memorials, memories and goodbyes, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in his home village of Qunu in South Africa.<p>In China, Mandela's legacy is still associated with a particular local pop song — "Glorious Days" by the Hong Kong band Beyond.<p>Glorious Days is a Cantonese power …

Nelson Mandela 'received weapons training from Mossad agents in 1962'

Secret letter lodged in Israeli state archives reveals South African icon underwent training under an assumed identity<p>Nelson Mandela apparently underwent weapons training by Mossad agents in Ethiopia in 1962 without the Israeli secret service knowing his true identity, according to an intriguing …