Around the world, tributes are pouring in for Nelson Mandela who passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
President Obama and the First Lady will head to South Africa next week to honor the South African leader. They will be traveling with former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush.
Former President Bill Clinton, a long-time friend of Mandela, is also planning a trip. Earlier today, Wolf Blitzer talked to Clinton about the advice Mandela gave him that guided him through some of his darkest moments.
Joining us now is Cornel West, who met with Mandela in South Africa in 2005, and the National Review's Reihan Salam.
Thirty-three-year-old American teacher Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in Benghazi this week, but the reasons behind his murder remain a mystery. OutFront tonight with more on his life and work is Fernando Velasco, a close friend of Smith's.
There are lots of questions tonight surrounding the shooting death of a U.S. teacher in Benghazi, Libya on Thursday.
Ronald Smith, a 33-year-old chemistry teacher at the International School in Benghazi, was gunned down while allegedly jogging yesterday morning. Smith was living in Libya with his wife and son while working at the school.
Why he was killed is still unknown, but he is now the fifth American to be murdered in Benghazi after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed during an attack nearly 15 months ago.
Nic Robertson is following the story and has the latest details.
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, anti-apartheid icon, and famous political prisoner dies at 95.
Mandela's passing was announced late Thursday afternoon by South African President Jacob Zuma.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," Zuma said. "What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
President Barack Obama, who met Mandela in 2005 said he could not fully imagine his own life without the example Mandela set.
"We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again – so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set: to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love, to never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice," Obama said.
"For now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice"
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was at Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa - he remembers what made Mandela a great leader for his country.
How is the U.S. fending off China's power grab?
Vice President Joe Biden is in Beijing at a critical time when tensions between the U.S. and China are rising.
China has alarmed its neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over Japan's Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its territory.
But what is the U.S. saying about it?
"We the United States are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east China sea," Biden said.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to China during the first two years of the Obama administration, discusses the significance of Biden's visit.