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on. enroll now at or call 800-675-2607. >> the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. our nation has lost it's greatest son. >> nelson mandela died today at age 95. his family was by his side. the announcement came from
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south africa's president. his struggle against apartheid made him a global symbol of human rights. good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil. he died of complications from a recurring lung infection. we have a look back at the legacy. >> born in 1918, nelson mandela was the son of a tribal chief. he was living under apartheid that led to oppression of the majority. black south africans mandela made the fight for his country his cause. in 1964 he paid the price with freedom, sentenced to life in prison. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. for which i am prepared to die. >> with mandela in chains south africans found a new rallying
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cry. free mandela came synonymous with demands for a free south africa. the president declerk released mandela. in the name of peace. >> he was embraced by his people and the world and became a nobel peace prize recipient and was elected president in the first free election. a triumph was the 2010 world cup played in south africa. the 91-year-old mandela, fought for years to host the cup appeared on the pitch. in his later years he was in and out of the hospital and nufd his home village to be closer to family. his influence never waned, hosting visitors including first lady michelle obama. nelson mandela became a living symbol
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of freedom. the strength of the human spirit. and moments ago president obama spoke about mandela. >> he drew for words spoken at president abraham lincoln's death bed >> he achieved more that be can be expected of any man, today, he's gone home, we've lost one of the most influential he and pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on earth. >> he no longer belongs to us. but to the ages. >> president obama plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service. the bay area is mourning the loss of bay area have given me and my
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delegation hope to continue farther >> thousands cheered when he spoke in 1990. mandela visited shortly after being released from prison. congressman barbara lee shared these thoughts with thus summer. >> president mandela is a person who really demonstrates that sacrifice is sometimes what it takes to be able to continue with the fight of freedom and justice. >> many point to the bay area as being a world wide leader in the antiapartheid movement. years of protests forced local corporations to divest from south africa. >> here is how world leaders are reacting to the death. former president clinton tweeted irr .
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>> former president bush told abc news this great man will be missed but contributions will live on, forever. >> there was a mement of silence at the united nations security council today. the un president called mandela a giant for justice and a down to earth human inspiration. >> we've created a slide show of photos from his life if you want to take a look at it. go to our web site abc7 >> we'll have more coming up on the story. now to weather. a deep freeze brought coldest december 5th on record. one neighborhood we found ice on sidewalk asks cars. >> looks like mid west but it's right here, people had to use windshield scrapers to get ice off of the glass. louis send thus video. >> in the marina district, people bundled up with coats and
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scarfs, hats as well, as they braved cold. some went for a morning run >> workers were deicing the plane. same thing happened again. >> the cold snap isn't over yet. spencer christian is live ask sandhya patel is here now. >> we're still looking at record breaking morning this morning. clear skies and we're watching for potential of more records broke a previous record in 191934. check out san jose. 27 in salinas. freeze warnings for areas of bay area and monterey bay. hard freeze warnings for
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the delta. if the doled is not enough we're heading into a time period we'll be seeing rain here and low snow levels so white capped mountains. i'll talk about a winter weather advisory coming up. >> abc7 news reporter laura anthony is live. people are getting ready for the second big freeze coming up tonight. hi, laura. >> that is right we're at the ice rink here at walnut creek. they're having no problem keeping ice frozen. the ice and other places could be a real problem. there have been spots of black ice today in walnut creek and icy sidewalks everywhere on the side of the east bay hill this, is what many woke up to this frigid thursday morning. frost everywhere. and ice inn.someplaces like along the sidewalk in livermore. for some, cold is an inconvenience. for others, it can be life threatening. >> it can be very difficult for
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us. you know? a lot of clients. >> allen gill is a social worker for at-risk seniors in contra costa county. some can't afford or don't have heat. >> this case where people are finding other ways to heat the home that may not be safe. >> with temperatures into 20s those who did venture out made sthour cover up. >> this coat, this sweat shirt. two socks. >> it's warm. it's warm. >> she loves it. >> this woman wasn't taking chances with her little chihuahua. >> i had to make something nice and heavy for her. >> she is well advised to keep the fur on one more day. >> how are you doing? warm enough? >> yes.
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>> you can find out how cold it's going to be. go to abc7 >> yes. xoeld may have contributed to a fire this morning in a san francisco apartment building. firefighters put down flames on the top floor of the complex on mission and 16th street. the maze caused damage to two units. >> now, an hour before sunset in idaho. closing the search window for crews looking for a silicon valley software executive and his family the 51-year-old has not been heard from since sunday. he was flying from oregon to montana. smith's son, daughter in law, his daughter and her fiancee were on board. four new planes joined the search today. >> still ahead a classic car still looking good at 50. we'll
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show you the new mustang, next. >> and an iconic... >> the second harvest food bank in santa clara in just a moment. i'll introduce you to a client and volunteer here who will tell you about efforts resulting in distribution of a million pounds of food per week. stay tuned. >> and at 4:30 an iconic san francisco bookstore gets a second chance. >> a live look at traffic. this is interstate 80 in berkeley. traffic on the right side headed towards berkeley. it's rough going in both directions actually as oncoming traffic is headed back towards san francisco or 580. it's slow going in both directions.
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>> authorities looking into what caused a deadly fire in benicia in a home on larkin drive. a newspaper delivery person called 911. the dog was rescueed and taken to the vet. the dog is okay. >> another fire in san leandro forced 75 people out of apartments and into the cold this morning. two residents were treated at the scene. others huddled for warmth in the cafeteria. >> going outside it was cold.
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and there were kids without shoes out there. >> vac waited residents were allowed to return home this morning. >>ford unveiled it's new mustang the new version is skwleeshg than those of recent vintage. reports say it is ford's attempt to balance the standing as an american muscle >> twitter's first roared member today >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, larry, carolyn. you have been reporting
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what many it has been the center piece of the turn around. with the ceo's name for outgoing microsoft ceo steve balmer, many speculated this that be a culmination of malawi. take a listen. >> i -- you told me i'm going to stay until the end of 2014. >> unless the report and there is no change in the plan. >> that is still not a definite answer. we'll continue to follow this story. well, twitter has named former pierceon ceo to its board effective immediately. scardino led pierceon 15 years this, after twitter faced months of criticism for not having a woman on the board. u.s. stocks falling today, sending s and p index declining for a fifth
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session. despite economic data showing usgdp rose lat quarter. your bloomberg silicon valley rose led by a 3% rise in >> and players have reported popular game sometimes crashes and ejects from the consoles battlefield four released october 29th. from bloomberg studios i'm emily chang, larry, carolyn, back to you. >> thank you. abc7 is teeming up with bay area food banks in our give where you live campaign. >> we're chipping in an extra dollar for every pledge made on the abc7 news facebook page. >> we're live in the harest food bank. >> that is right. second harvest
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food bank notice the barrel here. mood. nice to see you. >> good to see you. >> i understand you're a client and volunteer here. >> absolutely. >> tell us how much help you receive means to you? >> the help food bank gives to me, also, to many, many others. we need to have something supplementing what we get from other sources to make a nutritious meal. and i think people my age need to be getting the application so they can also receive the wonderful food that is nutritious from second harvest. you pointed out you're
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not just helping help, you're volunteering and giving time to help others. >> absolutely. and the -- we need volunteers, too. if you want something to do two and a half hours, come volunteer. but remember, it's more important that you absolutely come and receive that application so you might be able to receive the nutritious meals, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables that second harvest is famous forgiving out. >> thank you >> you can donate by texting the word feed for a $ten donation. we've been distributing a million pounds of food per week. during holiday season they expect that number to double. can you believe that?
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>> thank you. >> that is an incredible number. >> it is. we're experiencing polar bear weather. >> you can see people swimming in the san francisco bay. hearty souls, most of them. they got it and they're fine they don't mind freezing cold waters people were shivering watching them go in to swim. >> this looks cold i know water isn't any colder than yesterday or the day before, but oh, my god. >> i noticed people watching people swim or shivering more than people in the water. >> this morning's temperature 40 degrees, weather felt toty at 52. >> jump on in. >> sandhya is here with the
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forecast. >> we're going to introduce rain and maybe some snow. locally. yes. winter arrived. we'll talk about changes coming and live doppler seven will be tracking a cold storm. beautiful view. clear skies. 50 in oakland. los gatos 48 degrees. it's chilly from half moon bachlt you can see a lovely shot there santa rosa, cold, still. below normal, upper 40s san jose, you did have a record low this morning. and rain, snow, friday afternoon and evening hours. looking at a chilly weekend ahead tomorrow morning, here are the
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lows. 20 degrees in napa. you're in teens this morning. 25 santa rosa and fairfield. so not exactly sament temperatures. richmond, all into low 30s 34 oakland. now, as you look at big picture here, we're still stuck in this cold pattern into tomorrow morning. there is a cold system that is just going to drop south and rain begins to approach by 5:00 p.m toechl. you can see snow showing north and then the rain line starts to shift we continue on with wee hours of saturday morning could see brief, heavy rainfall, then,
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showers taper off but we'll continue to see wintery mix saturday morning. turning cold again heading into your sunday morning, monday morning looking at freezing cold conditions. bay area will be seeing a potential for 2 to 4 inches of snow. a winter weather advisory. from friday night to saturday morning. into sierra nevada low snow levels heavy snow. count on major delays. winter storm warning covering northern california not just higher elevations. going to cause delays tomorrow afternoon, mid-40s to low 50s and staying chilly. saturday morning it's dry. cold again sunday, monday. then, we'll go milder with 50s for your highs so even overnight temperatures will be better.
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>> thank you. >> up next, lyrics for sale. >> and a lost cat and reunion he's been waiting for for more than three years.
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rare piece of movie memorabilia for sale. >> the yellow jump suit worn by bruce lee in the movie "game of death" is being auctioned off >> it's 12 of outfits made for that film. he died before filming was completed suit expected to fetch up to $39,000. one of 14 items that were owned by lee that are now up for by the they were owned by a hollywood collector. >> another piece of memorabilia from a guy named bruce went on auction. a hand working working
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lyric sheet for the song "born to run" sold for $197,000 by an unknown by thor. the reflect a rough first version of the song. >> bat kid returning to san francisco for a fund-raiser. >> miles scott suffered from leukemia who can forget last month, thousands came oup out to support miles as he fought off villains. >> miles will reunite with the police chief for a fund-raiser for the make a way foundation. ama daetz will be hosting that event. >> still ahead at 4:00 from prisoner to president. nelson mandela died at his home today. >> plus, an american teacher killed in libya. what he was doing when officials say he was
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guned down. >> and decision day for
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people around the world are mourning the death this, afternoon, of former south african president nelson
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mandela, he passed away after a prolonged lung infection the south african president saying his country lost its greatest son. a somber president obama hailed mandela as a leader who changed the world for the better. >> we've lost one of the most influential, pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> mandela spent 27 years in prison set free in 1990, won the nobel peace prize in 1993 helping to lead south africa out of white-only rule and went on to win the presidency the next year, serving until 1999. he battled health issues with hospitalizations. starting tomorrow all flags in south africa will be flown at half staff. the white house says president obama will attend.
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they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in
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washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to roll through the bay area. we saw this morning a freeze set or tied records in several locations thchl is the live look from mount tam. >> people in scots valley woke up to a frozen landscape. lawns and bushes, roofs, iced over. temperatures dipping to just 17 degrees. >> i'm from colorado. that didn't phase me. it's six degrees in denver but 17 and frost is unusual. >> it's freezing. >> is that going to warm everybody up? . >> i hope so. >> coffee was popular this morning. people tried to stay warm. >> every person is saying it's freezing out there. >> on the ground planes needed
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to be deiced before they can take off. sky seven shows airlines spraying a solution on to wings. passengers were glad it's being taken care of. >> i know to be scared of it. yes. they're doing it properly z recognizing it as an issue. it's very consoling to me. >> for some people departing only ice they're thinking about is the cubes in drinks when arriving in sunny hawaii. >> thinking about the guys down here freezing your butt off. they're sucking mai tais. >> in scots valley, matt keller abc7 news. >> we may complain but check this out. nothing compared to what is going on in the mid
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west. a storm dropping blizzards on new mexico and colorado bringing freezing temperatures. wisconsin digging up from 17 inches of snow. forecasters there predicting lows of 25 degrees below 0. snow is turning into rock hard ice in dakotas. national weather service is posting advisories for wind chills the bay area is suddenly not that cold. an american teacher has been shot to death jogging in benghazi. ronald thomas smith the second taught chemistry. a libyan security official says smith was shot while jogging near the compound where chris stevens and three other americans were killed last year. no one claimed responsibility for this killing. >> highs man
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hopeful was not filed charges the case reopened last month and turned over to state attorney willy megs, concluding there was not enough evidence to move forward. >> we have a duty as prosecutors to only file those charges if we have a reasonable likelihood of a conviction. after reviewing evidence in this case, we did not feel that we could meet that burden. >> megs won't say whether he felt police mishandled this case. winston issued a statement pro fessing his innocence his lawyers maintained sex between the two was consensual. >> the man oakland hired to help get a crime rate under control is returning to his old job. the new york mayor announced he hired bill bratton. bratton held that job under former mayor rudy
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giuliani. raised for pioneering crime fighting techniques. some saying he may unfairly target blacks and latinos oakland hired bratton in march. >> still ahead at 4:00 this is not just a boy's sports. the 16-year-old girl behind the wheel of this monster truck. >> plus, give where you live. how to help us donate to bay area food banks. >> i'm sandhya patel. clear and chilly now. freezing comb morning with records again. getting ready to pull out umbrellas we have rain coming and could see snow capped mountains locally. >> another live look at afternoon commute. it's a crawl, bumper to bumper towards lower deck of the bay bridge. better for folks on the right side of the screen. back with more on
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a teen-age girl from the bay area one of the youngest monster truck drivers and is crushing the competition. literally the 16-year-old from watsonville started competing about two years ago. now enters two dozen
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monster truck shows per year >> in a truck with 1600 horse pouer unlike anything else smshgs things i've dreamt about. i'm finally doing it. >> her dad says she's been drawn to cars since she was little and driven when it comes to school, she keeps straight a's good at math and wants to attend m.i.t. >> i like her >> impressive. >> i mean, m.i.t.part, i don't know. but i wish i can crush a car like. that >> looks fun, doesn't it? >> let's check the weather. michael finney says he wishes you were outside so we can experience the elements by watching you. >> freezing out there, right? i have a reason for being in here doing the shows here. clear skies we're expecting another
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freezing cold night. tomorrow morning, dangerous cold again. clear skies right now and here are the areas with asterisk. 20 degrees tomorrow morning in napa. another record-setting day for san rafael. 31 could do count on chilly weather. if you're traveling prepare for low snow levels thchl area will be impacted. 60s in los angeles. in the bay area, chilly range as well. rain coming and we can see snow in our local hills. i'm not afraid to get on the roof. >> we know you're not. >> well, plenty of time.
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>> thank you >> still ahead a cab lost for three years finds a way home. >> new feature for a smart phone and victoria secrets secret about customers the story coming up. >> i'm spencer christian. standing at the doors to the short room. what
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the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at or call 800-675-2607. >> spencer christian is at san jose with second harvest food bank. >> we spoke with a volunteer here. she's going to be featured on beyond the headlines on abc7 sunday at 10:00 a.m . now, inside of the sort room which i promised earlier. a lot of work goes on here in an effort to give where you live. we're going to talk to the vice
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president of development and marketing. right? >> right. >> now, looks empty here now. i know it wasn't earlier. >> this morning this is filled with oranges and volunteers and products. >> this seems staggered you distribute a million pounds of food per week. >> we're sending out over a million pounds of food every week. it's to-to-meet the need we're seeing people calling us who need food and who are relying on us, and the community, this holiday season. >> because we live in an affluent area people lose sight of how great the need soochlt that is right. a lot of people are pushed into poverty. we're still serving people, in fact 55% more people today than when the recession started. so, the calls keep coming nchl we need to be here for folks who need food. >> do you need more volunteers?
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>> we need volunteers and donations this, is a critical time of the year. we're relying on every dollar to provide meals. >> we'll remind viewers you can donate by way of text. text the word feed to the number 80077. so burglar will go a long way to do good in this give are wr you live food drive. >> you can also help by going to abc7 news facebook page and taking a pledge to give where you live. >> we'll donate $one to bay area feeding america food banks up to $75,000. >> everyone taking a pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash,
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announced december 19th. >> if you have a pet and haven't gotten around to microchiping this could change your mind. >> take a look at dash the cat. >> he might have cashed in a few nine lives a family found him and took him to fremont animal shelter. >> i knew it was him for sure. he always gave me that look. you know? big ooiz and just stared at me. >> we knew he was microchiped that is why we never gave up hope f alive someone is going to find him and bring him in. >> what a cute guy. >> so cute. >> the family says the cat will be indoor from here on out. >> that is going to be rough. >> the state republican party now being accused of trying to dupe consumer was an official looking web site with a url
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similar to the covered california site. >> michael finney has been looking into this and what it means for those looking for health care. iets never ending and amazing. latest controversy is here in california. state republican caucus put up a web site with a similar sounding name to real covered california site. the official site is covered republican side covered health care loaded with information criticizing obamacare. democrats say there is enough confusion about signing up without republicans adding to it. republicans counter that hard working americans have hard questions about the affordable care act and they're just providing answers the bottom line? the only place to sign up online is at this millions of apps were not enough. there is another way to
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use your smart phone. a device let's you watch live tv on your phone or tablet. called audio vox, using an antenna to receive tv over air waves. usa today says interest tl is one draw back >> there is just too few station choices now. >> so what does he know? really? >> abc7, sells for owe $130 but no monthly fees. >> who do you think spends more money at victoria's secret? here is a question. men or women? a former employee employee let the secret out saying that is because men feel awkward among
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lacy under wear, they'll buy expensive linger yeah just to get out of there quickly. do you that to hang around. >> thank you. thank you for your help. >> coming up on abc7 news at 4:00 opportunities for a historic bookstore to keep doors open. >> i'm cheryl jennings. coming up at 5:00 our cold snap is snapping water pipes a man tells us his sounded like an explosion. >> bart gets a thumbs up for changes made following a shooting of
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marcus books is a community treasurer. now, it will take love and money, $1 million to keep the bookstore in this location. >> if we do accomplish this. i should say when we do accomplish this, this is going to be a rare victory for retaining diversity in the city. the buyers tried to evict the bookstore but owners and supporters held protests and petitioned city hall. today the son says they truck a deal >> meant more, they can retain property here, we can move on to a property that suits us. one
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noft profit offered $1.6 million. now, another will use a crowd investing approach. to try to come up with the rest >> we're going to use this platform to raisin vestments. and investors across the nation to help us achieve acquisition. >> owners agreed to give up the fight and leave. they say they don't expect to have to. >> this is about >> and thanks for joining us for abc7 news at 4:00 >> abc7 news at 5:00 begins right now with cheryl and dan. >> our nation has lost it's
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greatest son. >> the tej of nelson mandel yachl the former president of south after rick dwra and the impressions he left on the bay area. >> a cold snap is snapping water pipes and it's not over yet. >> we're expecting more record low temperatures. i'll let you know when rain and snow will join the freeze coming up. >> icon of freedom and equality of south africa and around the world, nelson mandela has died. >> the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. >> this announcement made this afternoon by the south african president jacob assume zuma.
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>> the civil rights legend passed away at age 95. mandela had become a symbol of triumph after spending 27 years in prison trying to end racial and political segregation in his country. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. it is an idea for when ch i am prepared to die. >> nelson mandela was the country's first black president just as president obama was the first in the united states the two did meet face-to-face, but not while leaders today, president obama says nelson mandela was his inspiration. >> today, he's gone home we've lost one of the most influential, and pro foundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> president obama is expected
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to travel to south after rick why for the funeral. >> this is a scene just minutes ago in south africa. a crowd gathered outside of nelson mandel' home. some have put on the south african flag during this remembrance. >> the impact on his country cannot be overstated nor can the legacy he leaves behind for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right.


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