Barack Obama

Mandela vigil continues as Obama meets with family

Mandela vigil continues as Obama meets with family

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On his first official visit to South Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama met the family of ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela on Saturday. Obama had reportedly wished to meet with Mandela himself, but the anti-apartheid hero has been in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital due to a lung infection. Outside the hospital and across the country, South Africans have been praying, leaving messages and lighting candles for their ill former president.

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May 26 Photo Brief: Obama visits tornado victims in Oklahoma, oldest person to climb Mount Everest, fans re-enact “The Hobbit”

May 26 Photo Brief: Obama visits tornado victims in Oklahoma, oldest person to climb Mount Everest, fans re-enact “The Hobbit”

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President Obama visits tornado victims in Oklahoma, Japanese mountain climber becomes oldest person to conquer Mount Everest, fans re-enact “The Hobbit” in the Czech Republic and more in today’s daily brief.
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March 18 Photo Brief: Thomas Perez nomination, fishing in Somalia, Aurora Borealis, air pollution levels in China

March 18 Photo Brief: Thomas Perez nomination, fishing in Somalia, Aurora Borealis, air pollution levels in China

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President Barack Obama nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary post, the fishing industry in Somalia, air pollution levels in China and more in today’s daily brief.

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Jan. 22 Photo Brief: 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, dancing at the Inaugural Ball, self-defense classes for Indian women, blood ivory

Jan. 22 Photo Brief: 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, dancing at the Inaugural Ball, self-defense classes for Indian women, blood ivory

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The 40th anniversary of the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade, a sweet moment between Barack and Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Ball, self-defense classes for Indian women on the rise, protests in Kenya highlight increased poaching of rhinos and elephants and more in today’s daily brief.

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