President Barack Obama eulogized one of his heroes, Nelson Mandela, Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG -- Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great…

BY JESSE WASHINGTON, AP NATIONAL WRITER The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression -- and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic…

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