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  • Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.

     Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.
    Two American academic groups — the American Studies Assn. and the Assn. for Asian American Studies — have called for a boycott of Israeli universities. Those resolutions have met with many objections. Much has been made, for example, of the...
  • At AFL-CIO convention: A diverse crowd, long journeys, high hopes

    At AFL-CIO convention: A diverse crowd, long journeys, high hopes
    The quadrennial convention of the AFL-CIO. the nation's largest labor federation, has attracted a diverse crowd from across the nation and around the world to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Among the 5,000 scheduled to attend were day laborers...
  • Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball

    Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball
    Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it. Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
  • With Nelson Mandela movie, the culmination of a winding trek

    Among the surprising things about the movie chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey to freedom is that it began while he was still in prison.   Back in the late 1980s, South African movie producer Anant Singh started corresponding with the imprisoned...
  • Go away with Blair Underwood

    Go away with Blair Underwood
    Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
  • Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba

    Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba
    British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, the late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is honored at a memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela died Dec. 5 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black...
  • Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South Africa

    Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South Africa
    QUNU, South Africa — After the sermon was read, the 21-gun salute thudded and the "Last Post" played, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the rolling green hills of the Eastern Cape where he was born, leaving South Africans with a gaping sense...
  • South Africa holds state funeral for Mandela

    South Africa holds state funeral for Mandela
    QUNU, South Africa -- As 4,500 dignitaries bid farewell to South African Nelson Mandela at his state funeral Sunday, it was an old prison comrade, Ahmed Kathrada, who conveyed the nation's devastating loss. Mourners including members of the extended...
  • At Nelson Mandela's last goodbye, music soars and then he's gone

    QUNU, South Africa — When South African President Jacob Zuma stood at the microphone before a sea of mourners, the first notes of his unexpected song for liberation hero Nelson Mandela were lonely and poignant. But the magic of the answering...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 12, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, skyscrapers poke out of London's famous fog in an aerial photo by the Metropolitan Police. Pretoria, South Africa: Mourners line up to pay respects to Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in...