Friday, August 22, 2014

Diane Rehm receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal

On July 28, Diane received the 2013 National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the White House. You can watch a video clip of President Barack Obama presenting her with the award here.
Police officers tell people to back up in Ferguson, Missouri.  - Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

10 a.m. (ET)

A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

A photo taken on September 29, 2011 shows US freelance reporter James Foley (L) on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, Libya. A video released this week shows an ISIS militant beheading Foley in what is believed to be retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq - ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - International

11 a.m. (ET)

President Obama vows to pursue ISIS militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley. An Israeli airstrike kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza. And clashes break out in Liberia over an Ebola quarantine. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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