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Can You Guess the Year?A Vintage House Beautiful Photo of a Dining Room with Shimmering Drapery

It's Throwback Thursday! This week's photo from our archives featured a dining room with festive, shimmering gold drapery. Which year do you think this vintage photo was featured in House Beautiful? Tell us below in the comments — we'll announce the answer tomorrow!<p><b>Answer: This photo was featured</b> …

South Africa, world mourn 'giant for justice' Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant.<p>Although Mandela had been frail and …

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. An anti-apartheid activist and a fearless champion of equality and justice, the Nobel Peace Prize winner spent his life—including a 27-year stint in a South African prison as punishment for his …

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What Are Your Best Thoughtful (Yet Inexpensive) Homemade Gifts?

<b>Q:</b> Do your readers have any suggestions for thoughtful and creative (yet rather inexpensive) DIY gifts for the holiday season? I'm thinking of …

Here's What Congress Actually Accomplished This Year

Congress' numbers are bad on all fronts. In addition to the most recent Gallup poll that put public approval of Capitol Hill at just 9 percent, …

Pentagon Tells Workers to Ask Before Bringing Bombs to Work

It may seem obvious to most office workers but, after a security breach last month, the Pentagon had to remind staff: please, check before bringing …

The NSA's Ability to Track Cell Phone Locations Renders Privacy Protections 'Futile'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>'s new report detailing the NSA's collection of location information on cell …

Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

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Oprah Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Getty Images<p>Oprah Winfrey received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, the highest U.S. civilian award. In a ceremony honoring President John F. Kennedy, who was assasinated 50 years ago this week, President Obama awarded Winfrey, along with President Bill Clinton, activist Gloria …

Medal of Freedom