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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Nelson Mandela. (Born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).

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The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner (Slovene: Lipicanec, Croatian: Lipicanac), is a breed of horse closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria where the finest representatives demonstrate the haute ecole or "high school" movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the "airs above the ground." The Lipizzan breed dates back to the 16th century, when it was developed with the support of the Habsburg nobility.

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The VA Management Accountability Act (S. 2013) is an important piece of legislation that would empower the VA Secretary to fire failing executives within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Despite passing the House of Representatives in an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 390-33, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking the bill from consideration in the(...)

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Woodrow Wilson - Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country." He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy."

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February 11, 2014, 09:09 am Conservatives revolt over lack of cuts By Pete Kasperowicz Rank and file House Republicans opposed to their leadership's debt limit plan are brainstorming new ways to limit federal spending. Even as GOP leaders seem intent on pushing through a debt ceilng bill this week that doesn't demand any new spending curbs, several conservative lawmakers are pressing for new ideas.

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