Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:55 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:55 PM ET

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National Audio 2:55 PM ET

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NAT080 - (South-Africa-Obama-Mandela-Speech) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) JOHANNESBURG. x-20s. Former U-S president Barack Obama received a standing ovation for a passionate speech in South Africa to mark the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. Without ever mentioning U-S President Donald Trump by name, Obama took aim at what he called "strongman politics," rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for -- including democracy, diversity and tolerance. ("..democracy meaning.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Obama warned that the denial of facts could be the undoing of democracy.

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NAT081 - (US-Trump-Putin) WASHINGTON. x-14s. U-S Senator Mitch McConnell is calling NATO the "most significant military alliance in history." In remarks to reporters today, McConnell said "the European countries are our friends and the Russians are not. …

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