South African President Jacob Zuma takes to the airwaves to announce the death of Nelson Mandela at age 95, saying "he is now at peace."
Below is the address South African President Jacob Zuma gave Thursday night, announcing the death of Nelson Mandela:
My Fellow South Africans,
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.
He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 (8:50 p.m.) on the 5th of December 2013.
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the world has lost an influential, courageous and 'profoundly good' man with the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Obama says Mandela "no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages." Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.
Speaking from the White House, Obama said he was one of the countless millions around the world who was influenced by Mandela.
Obama met with Mandela's family earlier this year when he visited South Africa.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, second left, meets with Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday in this combination of two photos.
BEIJING -- China's new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea has caused "significant" unease in the region, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday, adding he had stated Washington's firm objection to the move during talks in Beijing.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
Focusing on the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, Obama argued that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and that the growing income gap is a "defining challenge of our time.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Wednesday that she will not run for president in 2016.
"I'm not running for president, and I plan to serve out my term," she said at a press conference in Boston.
The senator’s office confirmed her statements with NBC’s First Read.
Democrats have highlighted Warren as a viable and more-liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
The former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau won her election for Massachusetts’ senator in 2012. She said she will continue serving in her role as senator through 2018.
“I pledge to serve out my term,” Warren said.
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Former St. Bernard President Parish Craig Taffaro has paid $12,500 to settle a failed defamation lawsuit that he filed in 2012 against current Parish President Dave Peralta and several other parish employees.
In that suit, Taffaro claimed that Peralta and others had engaged in "creating bogus accusations which were leaked to print and broadcast media ... and repeatedly providing Taffaro's employer, the Jindal Administration, with false and bogus accusations of wrongdoings."
A federal judge in May dismissed Taffaro's suit, stating in part that while the suit characterized the animosity between him and Peralta, it failed to demonstrate how Peralta and others violated Taffaro's rights.
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