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December 7, 2013
PRI's The World: 12/06/2013 The passing of an icon: tributes from all over the globe are paid to Nelson Mandela from students in Cape Town to restaurant-goers in Brooklyn. Exploring Mandela's impact on education policy, the battle against AIDS, and the lessons of his actions for resolving conflicts from Nigeria to Syria.
PRI's The World: 12/05/2013 South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
PRI's The World: 12/04/2013 Why Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
In Focus Today
'Difficult days' for Mandela family Nelson Mandela's family gives a first public statement since his death, describing the difficulty of the past two days and the week ahead.
WTO agrees global trade agreement The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
Court frees pro-Morsi protest women Fourteen women jailed in Egypt last month over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are freed after an appeal court ruling.
Ask Carmen: Dropping dead weight
Financial resolutions, cutting back frivolous spending and big student loans. Must be another round of Ask Carmen!
Mandela's economic legacy for South Africa
The BBC's Buntu Williams on Nelson Mandela's economic legacy in South Africa.
Carmen tackles the Lightning Round
Gifting stocks, retirement account tax implications and 529s. Carmen tackles them all in rapid-fire for this month's lightning round.