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As a 19-year-old student at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Barack Obama took his "first step into political life" at an anti-apartheid protest inspired by Mandela.
Host Brazil was drawn into an easier group, while the U.S. faced a difficult draw Friday for the World Cup.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will participate in memorial events for the former South African president.
Two speeches delivered by the late Nelson Mandela changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.
The anti-apartheid leader will be buried at his rural home in Qunu, and a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. He had spent much of the year in and out of the hospital, and his illness prevented a meeting with President Obama.
Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95; learn more about the civil rights leader in KPCC's Nelson Mandela timeline.
Friday morning, we'll learn what happened last month in the job market. But whatever happened, it won't change the big picture: The job market is still very bad.
After first denying the two ever met, the White House on Thursday says that the president briefly lived with his uncle, Onyango Obama.
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."
Witnesses and aid workers say at least 98 people are dead in Bangui after a day of clashes between the Muslim armed fighters who rule the country and a Christian militia who opposes them.
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the third quarter, and the number of people filing claims for unemployment insurance fell last week.
The exchange rate of Bitcoin took a hit following a government ban. Chinese citizens are not forbidden from using the currency.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen William Bratton, who ran the department from 1994-96. In the interim, Bratton ran the LAPD, where his legacy remains intact.
Human Rights Watch finds that defendants who take their fate to a judge or jury face prison sentences on average 11 years longer than those who plead guilty.
People are now able to get a customized list of plans and prices, and click through to see an insurer's provider directory on the new HealthCare.gov website.