The State Department said citizens departed on three flights amid an outbreak of violence.
Americans in South Sudan are advised to “depart immediately."
The Pentagon is considering whether to begin a large-scale training mission with Libya, in an effort to help stabilize the security situation in the country.
The plan under consideration by the White House would have U.S. forces train nearly 8,000 Libyan troops, molding them into a "general purpose" force designed to tackle missions ranging from counter terrorism to basic security operations.
McCain backed off comparison of Obama-Castro handshake to Chamberlain and Hitler.
"Today marks the end of an extraordinary journey," South Africa's president said.
A hearse carrying Mandela’s flag-draped casket arrived at his family’s compound.
"Can imagine what Nelson Mandela would say," Leahy tweeted.
A bipartisan group of House members has proposed a resolution honoring the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former South African president who died last week.
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The president compared the late anti-apartheid icon to Gandhi and Lincoln in his remarks.