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The stock market has continued to hit new highs as new unemployment numbers showed 203,00 jobs created and the lowest jobless rate in 5 years. But many across the country are still feeling pinched. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the Obama administration and the economy.
He was there in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected as South Africa's first black president, interviewing the prisoner turned politician for CNN. Nearly 20 years later, the legendary anchor, our very own Bernard Shaw, shares his memories of Mandela with Wolf Blitzer, honoring Madiba's leadership, forgiving nature, and fight for parity.
Ebrahim Rasool, the South African Ambassador to the U.S., joins Wolf Blitzer to remember the legacy of Nelson Mandela. He explains the significant role America played in bringing an end to apartheid and discusses the growing push to have a memorial service for Mandela in America.
Although the two men never met, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela were big fans of each other, bonded by their fights for equality in their respective countries and around the world. Rev. Bernice King, Dr. King's daughter and the CEO of the King Center, pays tribute to Mandela in an interview with Wolf Blitzer.
As news broke that Nelson Mandela had passed away Thursday, tributes poured in from around the world. Wolf Blitzer talks to South African politician "Tokyo" Sexwale, who served time with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, about the lessons he learned from Mandela and the time they spent together.
Live in "The Situation Room," President Barack Obama addresses the nation and the world to honor former South African President Nelson Mandela. He recalls how Mandela inspired him and drew him to politics, saying, "I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set." Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.
It may seem like a hostage video, but instead of al Qaeda, it's Santa Claus - and he's threatening to cancel Christmas! CNN's Jeanne Moos explain why.
Some of the most powerful men in Washington have been sharing a frat-style house for years. If it sounds like a sitcom, it's because it is. Actor Mark Consuelos is one of the stars of the new show on Amazon.com, but he tells Wolf Blitzer about the real-life inspiration for the show: Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. George Miller.
For more on the true story that inspired the show, check out Dana Bash's report:
We know that the engineer of the Metro North train that crashed in New York on Sunday was "in a daze" when he entered a 30 mph-zone at 82 mph, but new questions are being raised as to whether he will face charges for criminally negligent homicide. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.