First Slice 12-6-13: The world reacts to the death of Nelson Mandela

The world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela.

Beware of people peddling Bibles door-to-door around metro Atlanta. Their business might not be salvation. It might be home invasion.

President Barack Obama, Pumski to his wife, Barack to his inner-circle, Barry to his grade school chums, and, probably, "black Barry" to some of his early classmates that didn't know him all that well but needed to clarify which Barry they were talking about, that man, still uses a BlackBerry. And there is a reason he can't switch to an iPhone and it has nothing to do with a draconian contract signed way back when, maybe sometime around the turn of the century when the majority of United States voters elected Al Gore to be our 43rd presidnent.

Following the decision of the U.N Security Council on Thursday, French President Francois Hollande announced "immediate" military action in the Central African Republic to help quell a massive uptick in the level of violence in the notoriously chaotic nation. French and African troops are expected to be deployed within a matter of days.

The new baby gorilla at Zoo Atlanta has an amazing set of hair that is "one part Don King, one part 1980s weatherman, one part magic."

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