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It’s been almost 15 years to the day since Beyoncé met Nelson Mandela while performing at his foundation’s “Give 1 Minute To AIDS” concert in late 2003. But on Tuesday, the megastar published a poignant letter to the late humanitarian icon, also fondly known as “Madiba,” recalling their time together and Mandela’s…


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The state of Mississippi has "abandoned its responsibility to provide basic needs" to inmates at a privately run prison that is excessively violent and fails to provide proper medical care, an attorney for the prisoners said Monday.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America’s top diplomat, where […]

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A lawyer asked a high court to "make history" and rule for the first time that officers, who racially profiled 13 black and Arab men, acted illegally.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has granted visas to two senior officials from Zimbabwe to attend a meeting of an international body charged with monitoring and preventing the sale of blood diamonds, despite human rights concerns...

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