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Nelson Mandela, South Africa´s peacemaker, dies

December 5, 2013 1:53 pm

Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. As head of state, the former boxer, lawyer and inmate lunched […]

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Nelson Mandela dies at age of 95

December 5, 2013 1:53 pm

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late […]

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Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

December 5, 2013 1:49 pm

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, […]

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Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

December 5, 2013 1:49 pm

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, […]

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Clear weather aids in search for missing San Jose family´s plane

December 5, 2013 1:13 pm

Clear skies aided searchers Thursday as they continued their effort to locate a missing plane carrying a San Jose man, two of his children, a daughter-in-law and a future son-in-law in the Idaho wilderness. Incident Commander Lt. Dan Smith of the Valley County Sheriff’s Office said even with clear skies the rural search area was […]

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Auditor: BART police make progress on post-Grant reforms

December 5, 2013 11:45 am

An auditor says the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit’s police department has made significant progress in meeting reforms proposed after the 2009 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer. Patrick Oliver, of the Ohio-based National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, told the BART board on Thursday that BART […]

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Woman Surprises Town With Millions In Will

December 5, 2013 11:25 am

In small towns, everybody knows everybody. Well, Simsbury, Conn., a town of 23,000 people, is abuzz after the news broke that Kathleen Magowan had a rather large secret. NBC reports it was a multimillion dollar one, at that.  “Magowan lived simply, with her twin brother Bob in the house their parents left them. … Turns out Magowan was a multimillionaire, several times […]

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Fast Food Workers On Strike In More Than 100 Cities

December 5, 2013 11:18 am

Fast food workers are taking the fight to increase the minimum wage nationwide as they plan to strike Thursday in more than 100 cities.  Thousands of fast food chain employees across the country are expected to walk off the job Thursday in what’s being billed as the largest strike of its kind since workers began protesting wages in […]

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Help make an Ohio boy’s Christmas wish come true: Send him mail

December 5, 2013 10:45 am

Looking for a way to send some holiday cheer? Try dropping a line to Lucas Hoelscher, a 14-year-old Springfield resident with spinal muscular atrophy type I. Lucas, who is unable to talk or move, enjoys receiving letters and cards in the mail because his life completely revolves around his visual skills. He can only communicate […]

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Santa Cruz ‘Pogonip Jane’ cold case murder takes ironic twist

December 5, 2013 9:42 am

Santa Cruz police reported Thursday they have finally identified a cold case murder victim named ‘Pogonip Jane’ as a missing 17-year-old girl, but the investigation has a tragic twist to it. In a news release, authorities said fingerprints obtained from the victim at the time of autopsy have been used to identify the body as […]

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