January 9th, 2014
07:20 AM ET
9 months ago

Alaska closer to becoming 3rd state to legalize recreational marijuana

(CNN) - Marijuana prohibition laws are slowly going up in smoke.

An Alaska citizens' group is pushing to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make it the third state to do so after Colorado and Washington.

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Global tributes to Nelson Mandela
December 5th, 2013
04:48 PM ET
10 months ago

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

(CNN) – Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.

The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

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Obama heads to South Africa as ailing Mandela clings to life
President Obama speaks in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday.
June 28th, 2013
07:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama heads to South Africa as ailing Mandela clings to life

(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Friday for the second leg of a trip overshadowed by the deteriorating health of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Obama left the United States on Wednesday for Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania - his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

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U.S. presidents in Africa
June 26th, 2013
02:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama heads to Africa to promote investment, democracy

(CNN) - President Barack Obama flies across the Atlantic on Wednesday for a trip that takes him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

The trip aims to bolster investment opportunities for U.S. businesses, address development issues such as food security and health, and promote democracy.

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