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Henry: Something’s funny about fake interpreter

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

With another Winter Olympics starting in Sochi, Russia, in a few weeks, it is time to recall unique moments in Olympic history. Surely on the short list would be the ceremonial torch relay for the Summer Games held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956.
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OPINION: 5 lessons from Nelson Mandela

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Keli Goff

The Root

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of the most revered human rights activists in history, tributes have poured in from world leaders, including President Barack Obama, as well as everyday people whose l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: 5 lessons from Nelson Mandela

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Keli Goff

The Root

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, one of the most revered human rights activists in history, tributes have poured in from world leaders, including President Barack Obama, as well as everyday people whose l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Daugaard, Obama call for flags at half-mast to honor Mandela

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE – The White House has issued a proclamation to honor the life of Nelson Mandela.

President Obama calls for the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff, and he has invited governors of the United States to join in the obser…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Nelson Mandela dead at 95

December 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

(Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.

Mandela, the country’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon, emerg…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SAfrica: Joy, sadness as Mandela’s party turns 100

January 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa’s oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, though many South Africans say the party hasn’t delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994. Continue Reading