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Nelson Mandela, the South African political prisoner turned post-apartheid leader who inspired generations with his courageous stand against racial discrimination, died Dec. 5.
Deng, who comes from South Sudan, will captain a team composed entirely of first- and second-generation African players in the Aug. 1 game.
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Throughout history, some handshakes have become a symbol of peace and hope.
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TRACK AND FIELD | DeMatha junior Brenton Nelson wins the event at H.D. Woodson by leaping more than 23 feet.
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Singapore's first prime minister oversaw its independence from Britain and Malaysia and, with a far-sighted vision and an iron fist, its transformation from a Third World colonial trading post into a glittering multicultural commercial hub.
A murder on last night’s episode might have seemed like part of a disturbing television trend. But it’s part of a much longer and much more upsetting historical tradition.
The pop legend inserted herself back in the news while gearing up for the release of her 13th album.
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A new coffee-table book features photos from pivotal moments in the band’s long career.
The most brazen -- and perhaps dumbest -- campaign ad of the year.
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A look at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners and other recipients throughout the years.
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Here are 16 of the most famous winners of the Nobel Peace Prize — and when they won the award.
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