December 9th, 2013
09:40 PM ET

Mandela memorial presents security challenges for world leaders

President Barack Obama and nearly 100 other world leaders will join tens of thousands of mourners in South Africa Monday to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela.

The open-air stadium where Mandela's memorial service is to be held, can seat 94,000 people, and every seat is expected to be filled.

The event will rival in size the 1965 state funeral of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the 2005 funeral of Pope John Paul II.

In addition to President Obama, Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will be at the memorial.

But so will at least one U.S. foe, Cuba's President Raul Castro.

Castro will share the stage with President Obama when they speak at the memorial.

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Will Mandela's message of forgiveness resonate?

And with so many high value targets on hand, and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe?

OutFront: Former CIA operative Bob Baer and Joe Hagin, who was the deputy chief of staff for operations for President George W. Bush.

Filed under: International • Nelson Mandela • News
December 9th, 2013
09:22 PM ET

Ron Paul: Bitcoin could replace the dollar

No banks, no fees, no inflation.

These are potential perks of the digital currency Bitcoin.

Ron Paul: Bitcoin could 'destroy the dollar'

Just last week, Bitcoin's price hit a new high of over $1,200. But over weekend, China's central bank said they're banning the virtual currency and the price fell nearly 50 percent.

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So is it the currency of the future?

Filed under: Business • Tech
December 9th, 2013
09:13 PM ET

Colorado town to vote on shooting down drones

A Colorado town is about to vote on an ordinance that would make it legal for residents to shoot down government drones.

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The outcome is expected to be extremely close. It's a vote that's dividing a tight-knit community, and raising serious questions about just how much government Americans want in their lives.

Ana Cabrera has the story.

Filed under: Drones • News
December 9th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer fired via email

"You're fired".

Two words no one ever wants to hear.

Remember when Sarah Silverman said she was fired from "Saturday Night Live" via fax. And AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's firing of one of his employees was caught on tape- the audio went viral.

Today, there's the example of George Zimmer.

The founder of Men's Wearhouse, the man behind the slogan - "You're gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it."

He told Fortune magazine he was ultimately fired over email.

Exclusive: George Zimmer on being fired by Men's Wearhouse, and what's next

George Zimmer: I got an email about 10 days earlier, which was extremely harsh and mean-spirited. It said that my job status and compensation would remain the same "at this time." Then they basically began throwing me out of my office, and that was as traumatic as when I was actually terminated because, at that point, it was pretty clear what was happening.

His termination made us ask - is there a right and a wrong way to get canned?

OutFront: Bruce Weinstein, also known as Bruce "The Ethics Guy". He wrote a book all about getting fired.

Filed under: Business • News