The former South African president was a revered statesman and anti-apartheid leader.
Mandela was just a man, and that made what he did extraordinary
John Carlin, the author of the book "Playing the Enemy," on which the film "Invictus" was based, reveals what it was like to know and cover Nelson Mandela.
Obama: Mandela guided by hope
President Barack Obama paid somber tribute to Nelson Mandela Thursday, celebrating the late South African leader’s ”fierce dignity and unbending will" and unquenchable thirst for justice.
Mandela's 10 memorable moments
Nelson Mandela at the law office he opened with his colleague, Oliver Tambo in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1952. This was the first black legal practice in Johannesburg. Both men were founding members of the African National Congress Youth League.
A more 'sensitive' GOP? Boehner hopes it'll attract female votes
U.S. House of Representative Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he wants his fellow Republicans to be more "sensitive" as they seek to appeal to women voters in next year's congressional elections. "I try to get them to be a little bit more sensitive," Boehner said at his weekly news conference, when asked what advice he was giving his fellow Republicans as they campaign against Democratic women candidates, and try to attract female voters. There are 81 women members of the House, of whom 62 are Democrats, compared with 19 Republicans. In the Senate, 16 of the 20 women are Democrats and four are Republicans.
White House reverses course, says Obama lived with Kenyan uncle
The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Barack Obama lived with a Kenyan uncle targeted for deportation — after initially saying there was no evidence they had ever met.