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Four US presidents going to Mandela funeral

Washington - President Barack Obama is scheduled to leave Washington this morning, along with first lady Michelle Obama, and his predecessor George W. Bush and his wife Laura.

They are headed to South Africa to attend a national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

Tuesday's memorial service will also see a rare reunion of nearly all of the living American presidents. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will travel separately to South Africa. George H.W. Bush is unable to make the trip.

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