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Nelson Mandela doing 'very well'

Nelson Mandela doing 'very well'

(CNN) – Nelson Mandela, the global icon and former South African leader, is doing "very, very well" and continues to be treated at a Pretoria hospital, officials said Monday.

The 94-year-old got a "g

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Christie defends Obama praise on ‘Daily Show’

Chris Christie's praise of President Barack Obama following this fall's devastating storm doesn't mean the acerbic New Jerseyite has changed his ways – it just means Obama got it right.

So said Christie in an interview on "The Daily Show" Thursday, in which the Garden State governor said his past criticism of the president wasn't necessarily at odds with his newfound appreciation for Obama's leadership.

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Get on the bus for FREE

Get on the bus for FREE

Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus service offering fares from $1, is offering 200,000 free seats for travel Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, 2013. Customers can begin booking their free seats now.

The free seats will be subject to availability for travel Jan. 9 - Feb. 28 to/from cities served by megabus.com in the USA and Canada. Travelers will need to use the promo code TRYMEGABUS to book their free seats.

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Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker will live on food stamps this week – a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation.

The Democratic mayor will operate on a food stamp budget of about $30 a week ($4.32 per day), roughly the same amount provided to people in New Jersey who take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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New world’s ‘richest black woman’

New world’s ‘richest black woman’

Talk show maven, Oprah Winfrey, who long reigned supreme as the world's richest black woman, has been kicked down a notch by new kid on the block, Folorunsho Alakija, according to Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service.

The newest top-ranking black female billionaire hails from Nigeria: Alakija is a clothing designer and oil tycoon who is worth somewhere in the $3.3 billion range and beats Oprah's piggy bank savings by $500 million. At last count, Oprah's media dynasty hovered in the neighborhood of about $2.7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

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Photo appears to show Zimmerman bleeding after Trayvon’s killing

Photo appears to show Zimmerman bleeding after Trayvon’s killing

A photo posted online Monday shows George Zimmerman with blood on his nose and lips. His attorneys say it was taken the night unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin's attorneys say he was shot and killed "in cold blood."

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Comedian Katt Williams slaps Target employee

Comedian Katt Williams slaps Target employee

Most people go to Target to shop, and yes, during the experience may possibly get so flustered that they develop a snappy attitude with the employees. Over the weekend, comedian Katt Williams took things to another level.

Williams – most known for his role in "Friday" and the standup acts "The Pimp Chronicles 1 & 2" – slapped a cashier at the checkout line. He became enraged during a routine visit to the retailers.

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In wake of tragedy shootings, Kansas City Chiefs prevail

In wake of tragedy shootings, Kansas City Chiefs prevail

With the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, casting a pall over Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, the Chiefs played thir best game of the year, defeating the Carolina Panthers 27-21.

On Saturday morning, according to the Daily News, the troubled linebacker reportedly shot Perkins at their home in front of his mother, who was visiting from Long Island, N.Y., to see their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey Michelle. He then drove to the Chiefs'Arrowhead stadium, where he took his own life as his coach watched helplessly.

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