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Five Unexpected Facts About Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's remarkable life and accomplishments are being celebrated this week and will be long remembered in the months and years ahead.<p>The …

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won't See In The U.S. Media

The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.<p><b>"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."</b><p><b>"Israel should withdraw from all the</b> …

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U.S. Flags Lowered For Mandela, A Rare Honor For Foreign Leaders

Half-Staff Honorees<p>Presidents often order that American flags be lowered for the deaths of American leaders, but the list of foreign dignitaries whose deaths have been honored is relatively short. They include:<p>Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa (2013)<br>• Pope John Paul II (2005)<br>• King …

Clinton, planning to attend funeral, reflects on Mandela’s advice during impeachment crisis

Former President Bill Clinton told Fox News in an interview on Friday he's planning to attend funeral services for the late South African President Nelson Mandela, the man with whom he forged a close bond when they were both in office in the 1990s and he took advice from during the impeachment …

Mandela’s unlikely friendship with prison guard - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> nelson mandela was sentenced to life after famously saying he was willing to die for his principles. he served 27 years, 18 of them at the notorious robin island prison. a lot of that time was hard labor , like breaking rocks in the hot sun. tom brokaw traveled to meet with some of those who …

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The Final Fight of Nelson Mandela's Life

Six years after retiring from a political career, Nelson Mandela called a news conference in January 2005 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, …

What will happen to Nelson Mandela's family now the great unifier has gone?

The former South African president's long imprisonment and devotion to politics has left a family squabbling over his legacy<p>Nelson Mandela's family tree is tall with many divergent branches. Robbed of its patriarch, the tree must now try to withstand an ugly and unpredictable storm: a fight for his …

US government considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist until 2008

From the White House to the halls of Congress, U.S. government officials have responded to the death of Nelson Mandela with a hail of testimonials to the late South African president’s leadership in the struggle for freedom and human rights.<p>Until five years ago, however, the U.S. officially …

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

In 1961, when Mandela was a 42-year-old African lawyer, he gave his first clandestine interview to ITN television. He’d already been arrested for his anti-apartheid work and was being hunted by police.<p>In the South African press, he was portrayed as a dangerous revolutionary. So ITN reporter Brian …

First Person: Riding Along on Nelson Mandela's First U.S. Tour

A South African journalist remembers life on the Mandela plane—and what it taught him about America.<p><i>Part of our First Person series, where we invite writers to share personal stories.</i><p><b>Twenty-three years ago, Nelson Mandela came to the United States for the first time. It was four months after he'd</b> …

'Mandela looked his enemy in the eye and held him close'

Mandela's real contribution to humanity was that he chose peace over war and forgiveness over vengeance, writes South African journalist and author Justice Malala<p>Towards the end of his life, as Nelson Mandela’s lung infection forced him to hospital frequently, criticism of the anti-apartheid icon …

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Mandela Memorials Announced

South Africa's week of mourning for 'outstanding son' Mandela

Schedule of events announced by president Jacob Zuma including memorial service at 2010 World Cup final venue<p>• All the latest reaction to Nelson Mandela's death • Latest reaction from around the world – in pictures • Post your memories and reactions to GuardianWitness<p>South Africa is set for a week …

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Articles about 6 famous brutalist buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty …

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