Obamas To Depart For Mandela Funeral Today

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December 9, 2013 1:17 a.m.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to depart for Johannesburg on Monday to attend the national memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

They are expected to depart at 8:20 a.m. ET.

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, will join the Obamas aboard Air Force One. The memorial service is scheduled to be held Tuesday.

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