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- Israeli leader backs out of Mandela funeral Updated: Dec-09-13 2:14 pm
- 'Rainbow Nation' mourners swarm Mandela's mansion Updated: Dec-09-13 2:13 pm
- What soccer gave to Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-09-13 1:32 pm
- Biden signs Mandela condolence book at embassy Updated: Dec-09-13 11:19 am
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- AP finds bodies of 6 after ethnic killings in Mali Updated: Dec-09-13 6:23 am
- What football gave to Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-09-13 5:53 am
- MU joins South African preservation effort Updated: Dec-09-13 5:04 am
- Illinois Wesleyan professor voted for Mandela Updated: Dec-08-13 12:50 pm
- Palestinians remember Mandela as an inspiration Updated: Dec-08-13 12:30 pm
- Mandela's jailer praises the anti-apartheid icon Updated: Dec-08-13 4:40 am
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- Maya Angelou mourns longtime friend Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-06-13 5:49 pm
- AP WAS THERE: Mandela's release from prison Updated: Dec-06-13 3:47 pm
- Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles Updated: Dec-06-13 2:24 pm
NEW YORK - Responding to allegations of racial profiling, a coalition of major retailers agreed Monday to create a customer bill of rights that will explicitly prohibit profiling and unreasonable searches.
WASHINGTON - The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation's first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
JOHANNESBURG - My mother was furious. The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They were for whites only.
A study of this year's bowl-bound schools reveals they are graduating white players at a significantly higher percentage than African-American players.
JERUSALEM - Fresh off a series of scandals over his high-flying lifestyle and expensive habits, Israel's prime minister says he will skip Nelson Mandela's funeral on Tuesday due to the high cost of the trip.
JOHANNESBURG - Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader - a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - The mere sounds of soccer brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden honored the memory of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela Monday by making an inscription in a condolence book at the South African Embassy that said Americans will strive to live by his example.
WICHITA, Kansas - Brightly colored chalk covers the sidewalk outside the Burkeys' home in west Wichita.
TIMBUKTU, Mali - The body of an old man known as The Last Arab of Timbuktu, the symbol of ethnic minority Arabs who died or disappeared in a backlash against the al-Qaida occupation, has been found buried in the desert.
JOHANNESBURG - The mere sounds of a football game brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri is teaming up with South African researchers to preserve historical records related to political prisoners at an infamous symbol of the apartheid era.
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - A professor from Illinois Wesleyan University is recalling his vote for Nelson Mandela, and his sense of awe at the time of the historic election in South Africa.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians mourned Nelson Mandela as their most loyal champion, lighting candles in special prayer services Sunday and holding his picture like a shield in confrontations with Israeli troops.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - He was with Nelson Mandela during all those years the anti-apartheid icon was imprisoned on Robben Island. And, like millions around the world, he has been hit hard by Mandela's death.
MINNEAPOLIS - Eight Hispanic hunters who were accused of being illegal residents during last year's deer season have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources of racially profiling them.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Force of nature. Father of all nations. A messiah of our times.
JOHANNESBURG - A silver and blue plaque with the words "Mandela's Place" mounted on the brick wall of a small, dilapidated row house is the only recognition of the world-famous statesman who once lived there: Nelson Mandela.
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression - and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
PHILADELPHIA - For Ashley Trawick, the dilemma was purely academic.
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The Boston Globe, Dec. 6, 2013
NEW YORK - 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 Jr.
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous event rivaled the fall of the Berlin Wall just a few months earlier as a symbol of newfound freedom. Twenty-three years after its original publication, the AP is making this story available to its subscribers.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.