Michelle Obama and Nelson Mandela (MSNBC)

In South Africa, Obama family meets Nelson Mandela: Michelle Obama heard stories of South Africa's racist past Tuesday from Nelson Mandela, the country's first black president, who was imprisoned for 27 years in his struggle against brutal apartheid rule.

David Epperson dies at 76: David Epperson, a lifelong social reformer who is the father of CNBC correspondent Sharon Epperson and American University law professor Lia Epperson Jealous, died Monday of an apparent heart attack.

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Egypt's political movement moves slowly: Four months after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted, the military remains firmly in charge. But the question of who will ultimately control the country remains wide open, NPR reports.

Tiki Barber on HBO's Real Sports: "I need the game": The 36-year-old discussed his attempt at making a comeback to the NFL and how he needs the game more than it needs him.

In other news: TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Afghanistan Troop-Withdrawal Speech.

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