President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor 24 veterans, after a review of minorities (mostly Jews and Hispanics) who may have been passed over for the U.S. military's highest honor because of long-held prejudices.
Ole Miss frat Sigma Phi Epsilon was suspended at the University of Mississippi. The frat expelled three students suspected of putting a noose around the statue of James Meredith, the first black student at Ole Miss.
The Department of Homeland Security this week warned airlines to be on the lookout for shoe bombs on US-bound flights. Intelligence points to a possibility that new shoe-bomb technology may be out there.