South Africa’s first black president and renowned anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95.
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Many Americans today will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcohol that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals.
Soldiers patrol the streets of Bangui, people walk by a giant Christmas ball in France, an arena in Mexico is evacuated after a transformer burns and spreads smoke, and more in today’s daily brief.
Today Ford unveiled their 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang. The release took place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, in Manhattan on the Today Show and in Shanghai, China. It’s the 6th generation of the muscle car. “We wanted to make sure that, at first glance, you know it is a Mustang — but at the same time you know it is the next Mustang,” said Mark Fields, the automaker’s chief operating officer.
Brazuca, the official match ball of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, was presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec. 3, 2013.
Thai riot police and anti-government protesters embrace instead of clash, a nativity scene held outside the Supreme Court celebrates the first amendment, Santa Claus dives with a stingray and more in today’s daily brief.
The 178-foot high Washington Monument located in Mount Vernon Square is set to undergo a $5 million dollar renovation headed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The original construction of the monument was started in 1815 and completed in 1829, when the statue of Washington was placed on top.
Black Friday is drawing shoppers this year as always, but it’s a far more sedate scene locally and nationally with the continuing rise of Thanksgiving sales. Here’s a look at some of the lines around the country.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Lloyd Fox and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Ravens as they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 22 – 20 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Kew Royal Botanical Gardens are lit up in green, protests take place in Ukraine, a replica Eiffel Tower is built in Greece and more in today’s daily brief.