2. The statue was erected as part of South Africa’s Day of Reconciliation celebrations.
3. The statue is made of bronze and depicts Mandela with his hands reaching outward. It is meant to show that he had embraced the whole nation.
5. The national flag has been raised from its half-mast position, and is was flying as normal.
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- Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, Tom Price, refused to say at his confirmation hearing whether or not he would cut Medicare and Medicaid.
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