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Nelson Mandela is in the hospital for the third time in four months, The Associated Press reports. The 94-year-old former South African president is being treated for a chronic lung infection, and is reportedly responding well to treatment. Mandela has been particularly vulnerable to lung infections since contracting tuberculosis during his 27-year imprisonment. President Jacob Zuma asked citizens of South Africa and the world to pray for Mandela.
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"We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure what we said wasn't just a bunch of platitudes, that we meant it." - President Barack Obama, speaking at a White House event on a national day of action for tougher gun laws. Today marks 100 days since the Newtown shooting that left 20 children and six teachers dead, according to CNN.
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