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Nelson Mandela Said To Be Gravely Ill

South Africa is on watch for the fate of the 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The ailing Mandela, an international icon known for his fight to end apartheid, has been in the hospital for several days. For the latest on his condition, Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

When the anti-apartheid leader emerged from 27 years of confinement, South Africans knew their country was undergoing a seismic change. But they didn't know where it would lead them.

Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents

President Obama also said he would not "scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker." Ecuador, meanwhile, said it would not negotiate with its principles.

President Obama Begins Weeklong Africa Trip

Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night and also plans to visit South Africa and Tanzania. He is expected to emphasize democracy and security during his trip.

Same-Sex Marriage, Around The World

The United States joins 13 other countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

Racing Pigeon Has Poor Sense Of Direction

A pigeon that set out on what was to be a 600 mile race in Japan, lost his way and ended up landing 5,000 miles across the Pacific in Canada. When it was found on Vancouver Island, the bird was exhausted and very skinny.

Israeli Political Leaders Disagree On 2-State Peace Solution

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this week to continue to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sit down at the negotiating table. But in the run-up to this visit, two Israeli ministers have come out against the two-state solution that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he supports.

After Drifting For Hours On Arctic Ice Floe, 20 Tourists Are Safe

Tuesday morning, the tourists' guides woke up to realize their group was camping on top of an ice floe that had become disconnected from the shore and was drifting away.

Federer Loses In Wimbledon's Second Round As Upsets Continue

Roger Federer, who last year won his seventh Wimbledon title, is out of the 2013 tournament after falling to Ukrainian Sergei Stakhovsky. Maria Sharapova also lost. The upsets come two days after Rafael Nadal, who was in the same side of the bracket as Federer, was upset in the first round.
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Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

President Barack Obama tied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to greenhouse gas emissions. For this month's Environmental Outlook: the latest hurdle for the proposed tar sands project.