Lawmakers announced a sweeping agreement Monday to pass a long-awaited authorization bill for the Defense Department before the end of the year, but a proposed amendment to curb military sexual assault didn’t make the cut.
The messages are simple but profound. “I love you,” Dineo Pilane, 9, wrote on a wall of remembrances next to the Nelson Mandela family home and museum on Vilikazi Street. “Thank You,” wrote Mpho, 8.
With scores of world leaders and 95,000 mourners packed into an open-air stadium, the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday will be the biggest security event in modern memory — planned on just five days’ notice.