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Clinton visits ailing Mandela in South Africa

Clinton visits ailing Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, retired from public life and largely confined to his house, smiled when he saw Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday, but the 94-year-old Nobel laureate appeared very frail. "That's a beautiful smile!" Clinton exclaimed after she and a group of aides flew from Johannesburg to pay respects to Mandela in his home village, Qunu. Clinton is on an eight-nation African visit.

Church apology goes out on Web

A predominantly white Mississippi church has apologized for its refusal to allow a black couple to marry in its sanctuary. The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs posted the apology on its website Sunday, saying it was seeking "forgiveness and reconciliation" with Charles Wilson and Te'Andrea Henderson Wilson, their families and friends and God. However, Charles Wilson said Monday that no one from the church had contacted him or his wife.

Ads urge bravery to report bullies

Parents are urged to teach their kids to speak up if they witness school bullying in new ads that target an issue that top Obama administration officials vow to make a national priority. The campaign is a joint effort by the Ad Council and the Free to Be Foundation, a group that includes entertainers Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda and Mel Brooks.

Times wires

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