Bob Dylan awarded National Medal of Freedom President Barack Obama today named Bob Dylan as one of the latest recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. Also honored are Madeleine Albright, John Glenn and Toni Morrison.4:29 p.m.
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Bob Dylan awarded National Medal of Freedom President Barack Obama today named Bob Dylan as one of the latest recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. Also honored are Madeleine Albright, John Glenn and Toni Morrison.6:29 p.m.
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Former Liberian Leader Convicted Of War Crimes
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted on 11 counts of crimes against humanity. The charges stemmed from Sierra Leone's brutal 11 year civil war and Taylor's role in it.
Victims Find Justice After Liberian Leader Is Charged
In Sierra Leone, victims of the brutal civil war there watched as the verdict was rendered against former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Many blame Taylor for thousands of deaths and mutilations in the fight over diamonds in their country.
Norwegians Sing To Defy Mass Murderer
Some 40,000 people gathered on the streets of Oslo on Thursday to sing a Norwegian nursery rhyme that mass murderer Anders Breivik says he hates. Breivik is on trial in connection with his slaughter of 77 people last summer in Norway.
Countries Losing Steam On Climate Change Initiatives
The International Energy Agency warned energy ministers around the world that they are falling behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decade, and just about everything is conspiring to make it harder to clean up the world's energy supply.
'Bring Andy Home:' Search For Missing Corgi Goes High Tech
Andy and his human companion, Jordina Ghiggeri of Plymouth, Mass., were visiting friends in Westport, Conn., when he got scared by some fireworks on New Year's Eve. He took off for the woods. On the Web and on the street, the search is on.
With Federal Cases, Who Decides When To Try?
Robert Siegel speaks with George Washington law professor Steve Saltzburg about how federal prosecutors decide which cases to pursue. He says despite limited resources, U.S. Attorneys pursue cases against famous people like Roger Clemens and John Edwards precisely because they are in the public eye.
American Whiz Rises Up In The World Of Ping-Pong
China has long dominated the sport of table tennis, winning almost every Olympic medal since 1992. That's not likely to change at this year's Summer Olympics, but one young American athlete may be on her way to giving China a run for its money.
Colorado Extends Medicaid To Some Adults Without Kids
The state is one of just a few that is expanding Medicaid ahead of a major expansion called for in 2014 by the federal health law. Though the state estimates that 50,000 people meet the income bar, Colorado will only be able to offer coverage to 10,000 people.