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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of mourners braved South Africa's summer rain as they packed the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg for a national memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (December 10). Despite pouring rains, the atmosphere inside the stadium was celebratory, with people in colorful wear dancing, blowing "vuvuzelas" - plastic horns - and singing songs from the country's anti-apartheid struggle. The memorial event will pay tribute to a life of imprisonment and political struggle that ended in triumph and consecrated Mandela as a global symbol of integrity and forgiveness. The fact that the visiting leaders - more than 90 are expected - include some from nations still locked in antagonism, such as Cuba and the United States, adds resonance to the homage being held at the gigantic bowl-shaped stadium, the venue of the 2010 World Cup final.
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President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for former South African President Nelson Mandela's memorial. (Dec. 10)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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The thousands gathered in South Africa for former President Nelson Mandela's memorial are singing and dancing. Many of the mourners say they are there to celebrate Mandela's life. (Dec. 10)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Double Oscar-winner Tom Hanks and fellow two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson added Hollywood royalty to the red carpet as they arrived for Monday night's (December 09) premiere of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks." The film is inspired by the untold back story of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen. When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise; one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt, played by Hanks, comes up against an uncompromising writer, played by Thompson, who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the magic to set Mary Poppins to the silver screen. Hanks, who's riding high after his strong showing in "Captain Phillips," explained the essence behind playing "Uncle W
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Huge crowds are arriving at South Africa's FNB Stadium for former President Nelson Mandela's memorial. Up to 100,000 are expected to attend the event. (Dec. 10)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Defiant protesters in Ukraine scuffled with police early Tuesday (December 10) morning, as a deadline to clear the streets expired. Police gave the protesters five days from last Thursday (December 5) to leave the streets. Protesters said they will not go. It is the second week of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to abandon a trade deal with the EU in favour of closer ties with Russia. In Kiev's snow-covered streets, protesters were pushing against anti-riot police donned in full gear. Liberals and nationalists have taken to the streets for demonstrations that have at times drawn hundreds of thousands. Thousands have also maintained a protest camp in the city centre, blocked roads, besieged government buildings and occupied the capital's city hall. Yanukovich is expected to meet the EU foreign affairs chief later on Tuesday as well as three former Ukrainian presidents who have proposed ta
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Here comes Santa Claus. And another. And another. More than 100 Kris Kringles attended Santa school in Michigan learning tricks of the trade including makeup application, wardrobe, and reindeer care during the three-day seminar. (Dec. 10)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Martin Luther King, Junior accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Women get the right to vote in Wyoming Territory; America's first domestic passenger jet flight takes off; Soul singer Otis Redding, General Augusto Pinochet die. (Dec. 10)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Academy-Award winning actress Anjelica Huston answers social media questions from fans.
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Happy new car! Yes, it turns out New Year’s Eve is the best day of the year to buy a new car. MarketWatch's Jim Jelter explains. (Photo: Getty Images) Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Federal officials say 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face array of criminal charges. The charges result from an ongoing FBI investigation into allegations of excessive force and other misconduct at the county's jails. (Dec. 9)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS AUDIO CLIPS THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING DISPLAY (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In the weeks leading up to the first anniversary of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a number of events has brought the tragedy back into the spotlight long before the December 14 anniversary. First, Connecticut officials released on November 25 a report on the massacre that concluded the shooter, Adam Lanza, had acted alone, but that his motivation for the attack "may never be answered." The report broke down the minutes and seconds in which Lanza approached the school, shortly after 9:30 a.m., shot out its windows and began his murderous spree that took the lives of 20 children and six adults. The rampage ended at 9:40:03 a.m. when the report says the last gunshot was heard. "This is believed to be the final suicide shot from the shooter in classroom 10," according to the report. Next
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Thirty-two-year-old James Vester was reportedly on his way to buy an iPad from Craigslist when two teens allegedly killed him at a housing complex.
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French troops in Central African Republic clashed with gunmen in the capital, as they searched for weapons. France has moved 1600 troops into its former colony, to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for hundreds of killings since last week. Morning shootings erupted near the airport, after gunmen refused to hand over their weapons. Later in the day, French forces came under attack by former rebels in the city center. And pockets of mob violence erupted in several parts of the city.
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Argentina on Monday appeared gripped by crime. This was the scene in Concordia where one person was killed and at least 40 injured as looters descended on local businesses. In Mar de Plata, the targets were wide-ranging --- sportswear shops, electronics stores and supermarkets. The latest victim was reportedly electrocuted as they tried to enter a store in the early morning. It's the third deadly looting incident in a week. All of this takes place as police here strike to demand higher wages. Officer Leandro Coutño says the situation has gotten out of hand. SOUNDBITE: Police Officer Leandro Coutño saying: "We never got a reply at any moment. We always ask for dialogue and unfortunately yesterday, we had an outcome we did not want." Gangs, say locals have been emboldened by the strike. Government calls for harmony had little impact on the unrest --- which for many here --- evoked memories of the country's economic crisis that rocked the country 1
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A man in China committed suicide after shopping for five hours with his girlfriend. Tao Hsiao was apparently fed up with the woman after she demanded they continue shopping for shoes. So, he ended the fight the only way he saw fit, by chucking down her shopping bags and throwing himself off the 7th floor mall balcony.
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Brennan's Inc., former owner of the landmark Brennan's restaurant, is bankrupt and must be liquidated, a federal bankruptcy judge has found. (Dec. 9)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Richard Shapiro, a victim of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, is still in shock and has not gotten over losing much of his financial fortune five years ago. Shapiro says Madoff should be doing hard labor instead of his ‘country club prison’ existence. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Violence at the Brazilian 2013 soccer championship is raising concerns about spectator safety ahead of next year's World Cup. The Kremlin is overhauling the main state news agency and appointing a controversial presenter to run the new organization. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a controversial news anchor known for his ultraconservative views to head a newly restructured state news agency. Dr. William Pomeranz of the Woodrow Wilson Center joins the News Hub to discuss the implications. Photo: AP. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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