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Speaking from the White House late Thursday, President Barack Obama said activist and peacemaker Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to millions. Video by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON -- Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson...Show More Summary
President Obama will address the nation on the loss of Nelson Mandela at 5:20 p.m. EST We will continue to update this post as world leaders and others from around the world continue to speak on the loss of the former South African President and activist Nelson Mandela:
Longtime PBS NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reflects on the first time she interviewed Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. In this 1990 file photo, Hunter-Gault is seen with Mandela shortly after he was released from prison. No one could imagine what the world's most famous prisoner would be like. Show More Summary
Former South African President Nelson Mandela pictured in March 1999. Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa credited with ending apartheid there, died Thursday in South Africa. Show More Summary
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Thursday new legislation that aims to reform the state's underfunded pension system -- a $100 billion unfunded liability that was the worst in the United States. "Illinois is moving forward," Quinn said in a statement. Show More Summary
UPDATE: Details on why Jameis Winston was not charged after sexual assault investigation » http://t.co/emPIJqQsCH-- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 5, 2013 The quarterback for the top-ranked college football team will not faceShow More Summary
French President Francois Hollande announced "immediate" military action in the Central African Republic, AFP reports, as part of a speedy reaction to the U.N Security Council decision Thursday to authorize French and African troopsShow More Summary
What world events affected you this year? NewsHour Extra has partnered with Google and Meograph to ask students to create a video that encapsulates the year for a chance to win a Nexus 7 tablet. From the typhoon in the Philippines to...Show More Summary
It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the death of Ronnie Smith -@ISBchem-was shot & killed in #Benghazi 1/3 pic.twitter.com/f8glWUROJw-- LibyanYouthMovement (@ShababLibya) December 5, 2013 An American teacher was shot and killed...Show More Summary
Universal Newsreel clip via the Internet Archives No really. It's almost a badge of American honor on Thursday. 80 years ago today, Congress repealed Prohibition, a 13-year experiment in forced temperance, and made the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic drinks legal with the adoption of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933.
Protesters assemble outside the 19th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland, late last month. What the conference achieved -- and avoided -- and an emerging convergence between the world's two biggest carbon emitters has left Harvard environmental economist Robert Stavins hopeful. Show More Summary
Afghan children attend school at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Dec. 1. A new survey shows that Afghans feel their country is improving in part from strides in education. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty...Show More Summary
PBS NewsHour screenshot U.S. third quarter economic growth has been revised to 3.6 percent, up from the 2.8 percent the Commerce Department reported earlier, with about half the growth coming from a buildup of business stockpiles. While this is the fastest rate of growth since 2012, the underlying domestic demand is still slow, Reuters reports.
Signs at the ready outside Air & Space Museum for fast-food minimum wage protest. pic.twitter.com/0PVQQzvExj-- Terence Burlij (@burlij) December 5, 2013
Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images After a recent meeting between the Pope and his cardinal advisers, the archbishop of Boston announced that Pope Francis will be convening a committee to prevent sexual abuse of children and offer help to victims.
Fast food workers are planning walkouts in 100 cities nationwide, demanding higher minimum wage. On Thursday morning, workers employed at a McDonald's restaurant at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. plan to walk off their jobs. Show More Summary
Do you have questions for Gwen Ifill ? Join her for a live chat, hosted by PBS' Washington Week, at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday. On the table: all things politics:
PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats from 1 to 2 p.m. EST each Thursday. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using the hash tag #NewsHourChats. This week: is the minimum wage a livable wage? Is it meant to be? Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images From $15 to $11.50 to $7.25 an hour -- there's a battle brewing over the minimum wage. Show More Summary
Fast food worker walkout Fast food workers are planning walkouts in 100 cities to demand higher minimum wage. These rallies will be the largest showing over the issue of economic disparity over the past year. The international community...Show More Summary
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Walk the halls of Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, and the school doesn't appear out of the ordinary. You'd find the typical smells and the sprawling nondescript interior, as well as the persistent...Show More Summary