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Brazilian Leader's 1976 Death Found To Be A Military Murder

For years, a car accident has been blamed in the 1976 death of former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek. But a new inquiry has found the politician was murdered by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years.
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As Rain Pours, Mourners Celebrate Mandela's Legacy

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner, who's at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, where the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela is being held. The mood is celebratory as attendees dance and remember Mandela's service to South Africa.
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With Many Police On Strike, Looters Hit Argentina's Stores

The lack of law enforcement in many regions has spurred looting that killed at least five people and injured hundreds. Some shop owners are taking up arms to defend themselves; others are closing down.
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LISTEN: President Obama Delivers A Eulogy For Nelson Mandela

During a 20-minute eulogy, Obama said Mandela was the "last great liberator of the 20th century."
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French Court Sentences Executive For Selling Faulty Breast Implants

Poly Implant Prothese was once among the world's leaders in supplying implants. But after its product was found to have a high rupture rate, a public health scare followed. Its founder was sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
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Honoring Mandela, In Gestures Large And Small

South Africans paused Tuesday to bid farewell to the country's first black president, but there was nothing somber about it. They sang and shouted and ululated, with some making themselves hoarse even before a memorial service at the country's biggest stadium.
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Obama Calls For Self-Reflection On Mandela's 'Heroic Life'

Coverage of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg includes part of President Obama's speech.
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In Egypt, Protests Shift To University Campuses

Student activism is now at the heart of dissent against the state. But like Egypt itself, the movement is divided. Secular and Islamist protesters are closing down their campuses and demanding that the police be tried for their crimes.
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'We Are Here ... To Tell Madiba That His Long Walk Is Over'

Tens of thousands crowded into South Africa's national soccer stadium in Johannesburg in the pouring rain to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who helped transform the nation. The deputy president of the African National Congress party, Cyril Ramaphosa, made the opening remarks, referring to Mandela by his clan name.
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Rain Is Pouring On Capacity Crowd At Mandela Memorial

On the day Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in prison, it was raining in Johannesburg — a good omen in South Africa. It was pouring again Tuesday on a stadium overflowing with those celebrating and saying farewell to Mandela. Steve Inskeep has the latest on Tuesday's public memorial service.

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