Kennedy Center honors five in 2010, including Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Bill T. Jones, Merle Haggard, and Jerry Herman.
Colin Powell and Obama warned of grave consequences if the Senate fails to ratify the New START pact, which would reduce how many strategic warheads the United States and Russia could hold and set up a system so each could inspect and verify the other's arsenal.
North Korea shelled South Korea's Yeonpyeong island Tuesday, killing two South Korean marines and injuring more than a dozen people. South Korea returned fire. Both sides claimed that the other fired first. While the South has engaged in past attacks – notably in November 2009, when it fired on a North Korean patrol boat, and in June 1999, when it sunk a North Korean vessel – history shows that Pyongyang is often the instigator. A 2007 report from the US Congressional Research Service documents dozens of provocations, ranging from low-level naval warfare to assassinations of South Korean cabinet officers. Here are seven examples of the North's military provocations over the past decade.
Condoleezza Rice’s memoir is largely a loving tribute to the parents who were "anxious.... perhaps a little too anxious" to give her a head start in life.
From 'Seward's folly' to the marshall plan, a snapshot of American diplomacy of the past.
Hillary Clinton has been loyal to President Obama, her one-time rival. Now she's seeking to redefine U.S. foreign policy for a new century, even as the latest mideast peace talks test her skills as a negotiator.
Colin Powell advocates finding a way for illegal immigrants to gain citizenship status because they perform valuable tasks in this country. In a televised appearance Sunday, Colin Powell added President Obama should be questioned on policy, 'not nonsense.'
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Crisis experts say: Take gaffe-prone CEO Tony Hayward off the air. Lay out a concrete plan to help devastated communities. Bring trusted figures like Warren Buffett or Colin Powell to the discussion.
Early Hollywood renditions of Robin Hood on DVD for first time, 'Life' TV series narrated by Oprah Winfrey on DVD, National Memorial Day Concert airs on PBS May 30, and more top picks.