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The cast of "Downton Abbey" in this undated photo released to the press on Jan. 5, 2012.

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The cast of "Downton Abbey" in this undated photo released to the press on Jan. 5, 2012.

Clinton ‘Downton Addict:’ Ambassador

The state of American politics is providing our British friends punch lines at parties this holiday season. “If the Congress doesn’t get its act together, Her Majesty may rescind the Declaration of Independence,” joked British Ambassador Peter Westmacott at a...

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This combo of pictures shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, posing for a selfie photo with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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This combo of pictures shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, posing for a selfie photo with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama’s Selfie ‘Bit of Fun,’ Photo-Partner PM Says

That selfie seen ’round the world this week was simply a “bit of fun.” So says Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who cheerfully mugged for a smartphone with a grinning President Barack Obama and smiling British Prime Minister David Cameron...

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama Honors Mandela: ‘Giant of History’

What a history. In a place where one American president attempted to block sanctions against an Apartheid-enforcing government, the sitting American president came to honor the departed liberator of that once-segregated nation and its first black president. So stood the...

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An African National Congress (ANC) employee attaches posters to the outside of the political party's headquarters following the announcement of the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013.

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An African National Congress (ANC) employee attaches posters to the outside of the political party's headquarters following the announcement of the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013.

Obama South Africa-Bound

Updated at 8:28 am EST President Barack Obama has said that the first political activity he took part in, as a young man, was a protest of South Africa’s Apartheid. This morning, he and first lady Michelle Obama headed out...

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

Mandela: Film as ‘Incentive’

Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Colin Powell hosted a screening of “Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic of the South African leader due in theaters later this month. On stage tonight in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater,  Clinton, a...

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Dancers entertain the crowd during an event in Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall in Washington DC, to honor Nelson Mandela and to celebrate his birthday on July 18, 2013

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Dancers entertain the crowd during an event in Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall in Washington DC, to honor Nelson Mandela and to celebrate his birthday on July 18, 2013

U.S. Lawmakers Celebrate Mandela’s 95th Birthday

Members of Congress sent their good wishes to former South African President Nelson Mandela this morning at a ceremony marking his 95th birthday. “Scarcely a day goes by without us pointing to Mandela as an example, ” House Speaker John...

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

Obama, Africa and the Right to Vote

There were some places that President Barack Obama could not go in Africa. He could not go to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, for geopolitical reasons. The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta was still finding its footing after an election in...

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

Obamas Console Mandelas

President Obama and First Lady talk to Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, on the phone in South Africa pic.twitter.com/osdzF15P13 — petesouza (@petesouza) June 29, 2013   President Barack Obama met with several members of Nelson Mandela’s family at the Nelson...

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A group of well-wishers hold candles and a photo of Nelson Mandela as they pray for his recovery outside the Mediclinic heart hospital where he is hospitalized in Pretoria on June 27, 2013.

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A group of well-wishers hold candles and a photo of Nelson Mandela as they pray for his recovery outside the Mediclinic heart hospital where he is hospitalized in Pretoria on June 27, 2013.

Obama on Mandela: ‘I Don’t Need a Photo-op’

President Barack Obama, en route to South Africa with his family today, arrives as a nation watches the failing health of a legendary leader, Nelson Mandela. Obama, addressing reporters aboard Air Force One bound for Johannesburg, was asked about plans...

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