Nelson Mandela spent age 44 through 71 in jail, and lived to lead his country toward equality. President Obama gives a speech on inequality and upward mobility, saying it is the challenge of our time. Fast food workers go on strike, amid a nationwide push to raise the minimum wage. China declares a security zone over disputed islands.
Banner image: Nelson Mandela (front L), accompanied by his wife Winnie, walks out of the Victor Verster prison, near Cape Town, after spending 27 years in apartheid jails on February 11, 1990. Photo: Ulli Michel/Reuters