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    Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

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    Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95. Friends, family and military personnel gathered at the legendary anti-Apartheid leader’s deathbed at his Johannesburg home. Rumors about Mandela’s health, which has been faltering over the past year, swirled ahead of the official announcement, as people were seen entering his home earlier in the day. South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma, confirmed the beloved leader’s death Thursday afternoon.

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