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Mic Check: 5 Magazine Covers So Controversial They Required Apologies

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring my take on five top news stories and some of the best links from around the web.

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Mandela May Celebrate His 95th Birthday From Home Thursday

South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, may be leaving the hospital and celebrating his 95th birthday from home on Thursday.
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Lone Ranger Movie Review: The 6 Things You Need to Know About the Movie

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How Nelson Mandela Walked Away From Violence and Hate

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings of pacifism helped reshape Mandela's initially violent political views.
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Mandela and Me: Living in the Shadow Of the Black Pimpernel

Throughout my frustrations with contemporary African leadership, I was looking for any sign of our ability to lead our people. I found Mandela — a leader I could reckon with.
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Is Nelson Mandela Dead? African Leader On Life Support

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Dear CNN and FOX, the George Zimmerman Trial Is Not the Center Of the Universe

American news has become so U.S. focused that major international events have slipped through the cracks, while cable news focusing solely on George Zimmerman.
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Nelson Mandela Death: Mandela, A Hero Who Ranks Alongside Gandhi and King

Because of his success and the profound sacrifices that he made in fighting against Apartheid, Nelson Mandela secures his place alongside Gandhi and King as a transformational freedom fighter.
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Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden Is Being Treated As a Hero For All the Wrong Reasons

Edward Snowden is a hero to those who desperately need him to be a hero. The reality is that Edward Snowden is a utilitarian cog in the grand scheme of the civilizing process.
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Is Nelson Mandela Dead? African Leader's Health in Critical Condition

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's top news and our favorite stories from around the web.
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Nelson Mandela Dead? Is the World About to Lose Yet Another Hero?

While Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest men of the 20th century, fights for his life in hospital, we must not forget to celebrate his achievements and legacy.

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Nelson Mandela Dead? Not Yet, But He's Been Hospitalized Yet Again

Given Mandela's failing health, it wouldn't be unreasonable to prepare for the worst.
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UEFA Under-21 Championship: Activists Demand It Be Moved From Israel

Activists are calling for UEFA to cancel plans to stage the European Under-21 football championship in Israel, citing Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

10 Things That Will Make You Feel Ancient

Twenty years ago, Clinton was elected president. Chances are, you remember when he entered office. If that doesn't make you feel old, here are nine other things that will.
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Is Nelson Mandela Lucky to Be Dying?

The former South African president has been battling a severe lung infection, but his longevity remains a historical anomaly among human rights icons. Is he lucky to have lived for so long?
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Nelson Mandela Death Rumors: Icon Back in the Hospital Fighting Lung Infection

South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection in a South African hospital, just months after a similar incident.

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4 Most Important Civil Rights Leaders of Today

In honor of Nelson Mandela, here are four other Nobel-winning activists who are still alive today, and the accomplishments they’ve made for peace and equality worldwide.
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Nelson Mandela Day 2012: 7 South African Heroes Who Have Changed the World

In celebration of International Mandela Day here is a look at some of South Africa's other heroes and their contributions to both to South Africa and the world.
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Nelson Mandela Day 2012: Why Mandela Fought for South Africa Freedom

A beloved and respected leader of South Africa and of the world, a man who represents the best in all of us, Nelson Mandela celebrates his 94th birthday Wednesday.
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Mandela Day 2012: South Africa Still Has a Long Way to Go to Achieve Liberty

In his public service days, Mandela was a benevolent dictator; one whose actions were always taken in anticipation of those he served. He believes in leadership on the periphery.

Harrison Ford and 10 Fantasy Celebrity VP Choices For 2012

With all the buzz about who Romney’s VP pick will be, and no clear frontrunners, maybe it’s time to step out of the world of reality and into the world of Hollywood.

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At Davos World Economic Forum, Millennials Help Add Diversity To A Stale Old Crowd

By targeting the under-30 demographic with its new Global Shapers program, the World Economic Forum is working to change its reputation as a meeting ground for society's elite.
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Gilad Shalit Swap Brings 1,027 Palestinians, But Not Marwan Barghouti

Shalit may be back in Israel, but Palestine's Mandela remains behind bars.