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5:21pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:39 pm

A South African boy stands in front of a mural of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, earlier this month.
Veronique Tadjo for NPR

At the 1964 trial that convicted Nelson Mandela and his co-accused, and sent them to prison for life, he made a statement to the packed courthouse, which he repeated on his release in 1990, after 27 years in detention.

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3:43pm

Fri December 13, 2013
NPR Story

U.S. Reassesses Relationship With Rebel Groups In Syria

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:56 pm

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3:43pm

Fri December 13, 2013
NPR Story

Student Opens Fire At Colo. High School, Wounds 2, Kills Self

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:28 pm

A student armed with a shotgun opened fire at a Colorado high school, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday. Police said the shooter injured two fellow students at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., before killing himself.

3:43pm

Fri December 13, 2013
NPR Story

Mandela's Home Town Prepares For Thousands Of Visitors

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:56 pm

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Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday in his childhood village of Qunu. It's in one of the least developed regions of South Africa, on the eastern cape. Thousands are expected to attend the funeral, which has caused some scrambling. The only paved roads in the village are small. One leads to Mandela's home, another to the Mandela Museum.

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2:35pm

Fri December 13, 2013
All Tech Considered

Game Director Shifts From 'Grand Theft Auto' To Iranian Revolution

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 5:56 pm

The creators of 1979 Revolution interviewed fellow Iranians to create accurate scenes of Iran.
iNK Stories

Navid Khonsari worked on blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and Max Payne. These are all violent and aggressive games, set in fictional cities where you shoot your enemies. But for the past two years Khonsari, a video game director, has led a small team, some of them fellow Iranians, working on something very different — a documentary game about the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

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