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Nelson Mandela

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  • Nelson Mandela tribute: Ali, Woods and more mourn South African leader

    Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95. The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
  • Tiger Woods shares wise words from a meeting with Nelson Mandela

    In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him. The money will rate high, of course. The fame...
  • Smaller films making inroads with holiday movie audiences

    Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...
  • Local political consultant recounts meeting Nelson Mandela

     
    As a Democratic operative and former Easton councilman, Mike Fleck has had the opportunity to meet plenty of big name politicians. But only one was the subject of his studies at the time. In 1997, Fleck was studying abroad in South Africa at University of...
  • Local memorials for Mandela set for Friday, Sunday

    Local memorials for Mandela set for Friday, Sunday
    Chicagoans will have a chance to sing, dance and pay respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela at services on Friday and Sunday. Chicago's South African Consulate announced a Friday memorial for the anti-apartheid leader at 7 p.m. at the...
  • 2013: A year to 'twerk' your 'selfie'

     2013: A year to 'twerk' your 'selfie'
    If you managed to get through 2013 without "twerking," "vaping," "taking a selfie" or "mining a bitcoin," rest easy. I think your life may be the richer for it. But if you didn't even hear any of those words, maybe you should get out more. According...
  • A tough job, but someone has to do it

    We view the sports world this week from the outback of La Quinta. Rugged duty. As the tournament, the Humana Challenge, moves from one lush golf course to another, players overcoming the occasional hardship of a shadow in their putting line, we find the...
  • L.A. Times editor reflects on year in journalism

    A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj: As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it. We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
  • Crowds mourn as Nelson Mandela's 'long walk is over'

    Crowds mourn as Nelson Mandela's 'long walk is over'
    SOWETO, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela’s "long walk" was over. His state memorial service Tuesday began with rousing cheers, and the words “Comrades! Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela! Long live!” in the style of the liberation...
  • Could handshake mean improved US-Cuba relations?

      President Barack Obama shook hands with Raśl Castro for less than 15 seconds early Tuesday morning. Minutes later the story, video and photograph of the handshake was all over the world. It was the headline of many newspapers, television network and...