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    Mandela responding to treatment

    JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment and the 94-year-old’s condition remains critical but stable, South Africa’s president said Wednesday after visiting the antiapartheid leader.

    Mandela was hospitalized June 8 for what the government said was a recurring lung infection, and his condition has been critical for more than two weeks.

    The Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s 95th birthday is July 18 and his foundation’s Twitter feed is asking people to join in the volunteer-day initiative.

    Associated Press