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Too Young To Remember Mandela's Leadership, But Not His Legacy
In Soweto, South Africa, NPR's Gregory Warner speaks with people attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service — some who are too young to remember the late leader's years as president.
Mandela Remembered In Soweto, South Africa
NPR offers the latest updates from Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Soweto, South Africa.
In Soweto, World Leaders Remember Mandela's Legacy
NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton offers an update on Nelson Mandela's memorial from Soweto's FNB Stadium.
Throngs Celebrate Nelson Mandela's Legacy
Renee Montagne brings us an update on the memorial service for the late president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
As Rain Pours, Mourners Celebrate Mandela's Legacy
Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner, who's at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, where the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela is being held. The mood is celebratory as attendees dance and remember Mandela's service to South Africa.
Canada Aims To Take North Pole Into Its Nautical Borders
Canada's wish list this year might not please Santa. It's preparing to ask the U.N. to extend its nautical borders farther into the Arctic — far enough to include the North Pole, which is home to vast deposits of oil and gas.
Florida Capitol's Nativity Sparks Call For Pabst Festivus Pole
The Florida Prayer Network put up the scene, with a state permit. Chaz Stevens thinks that's an annoying mixture of church and state, so he applied for a permit for a Festivus pole — made of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans.
For Veterans, 'Bad Paper' Is A Catch-22 For Treatment
Reed Holway served in Iraq, where he developed PTSD. His symptoms worsened back in the U.S. He got in trouble and ultimately received a bad-conduct discharge. Now Holway is stuck: He can't get medical care from the VA for the disorder that he says caused him to get kicked out of the Army in the first place.
BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill
BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying some have no connection to the spill. But legal experts say the claims don't have to be spill-related and BP is relying on a friendly court to limit how much it will pay.
Women Still Largely Absent From Corporate Boards
Women hold only about 17 percent of the seats on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies, and they have an even smaller percentage of senior executive positions, according to a new study.