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A Mix Of Joy, Sadness: South Africans Mourn, Celebrate Mandela

A Mix Of Joy, Sadness: South Africans Mourn, Celebrate Mandela

As the sun rose over South Africa on Friday, the country began to come to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela, who President Jacob Zuma called the father of the nation.

Income Inequality Is The ‘Challenge Of Our Time,’ Obama Says

Income Inequality Is The ‘Challenge Of Our Time,’ Obama Says

President Obama tried Wednesday to turn the conversation back to the economy, calling the growing income gap the “defining challenge of our time.”

U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone

U.S. Urges Commercial Airlines To Comply With New Chinese Air Zone

While saying that it is still “deeply concerned” by China’s broadening of its air defense zone, the U.S. State Department urged commercial airlines to abide by the new zone and give Chinese authorities advance notice if they planned to fly over a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

HealthCare.gov Is Now Working Smoothly, White House Says

HealthCare.gov Is Now Working Smoothly, White House Says

White House officials say the government’s health insurance website, which has been plagued with problems ever since it launched in October, is now working smoothly for most users.

Poultry Pardon: President Rewards America’s Top Turkey

Poultry Pardon: President Rewards America’s Top Turkey

A turkey caught a break in Washington today. President Obama bestowed the traditional presidential pardon to a turkey named Popcorn, who now becomes the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.

Pope Slams ‘Disposable’ Culture That Marginalizes Many

Pope Slams ‘Disposable’ Culture That Marginalizes Many

Around the world today, the powerful “feed upon the powerless” and too many people are treated as “consumer goods to be used and then discarded,” Pope Francis writes in his first major paper since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic church last May.

What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

Just before the sun rose on Geneva on Sunday, international negotiators emerged to announce Iran and world powers had reached a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program for six months while the two sides work out a permanent, more sweeping solution.

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters

There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who’s a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty

Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty

As Afghan elders debate whether to approve a proposed security agreement with the U.S., there’s word that President Obama has said the U.S. will respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and carry out raids on Afghan homes only under extraordinary circumstances, The Associated Press writes.