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Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories.
Cory Booker isn't being subtle. With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa.
Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded.

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun.
Brett Kavanaugh, who like Clarence Thomas has denied the allegation against him, is scheduled to appear before lawmakers on Monday.
Judges named Hala Alyan's "Salt Houses" and Ta-Nehisi Coates' "We Were Eight Years in Power" as the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners.

Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday
The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
A federal judge said forcing Georgia to scrap its electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots for the upcoming midterm elections is too risky.

Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.
Chicago's mayor and Illinois' attorney general unveiled an updated plan Thursday to reform the city's police.
Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan's national sport of sumo and said she liked it.
In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism.
Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation for the Supreme Court is taking an uncertain turn as Republican senators express concern over a woman's private-turned-public allegation.
Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland.
A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident
Actor Kevin Hart has surprised the students of a Dallas high school by dropping in to be interim principal for a day.
United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.