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PHOTOS: This Year's Nobel Prize Winners

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

Americans Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, the Nobel Committee announced on Monday in Oslo. Sargent a...

American Shares Nobel Prize For Medicine For Immune System Discoveries

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Ralph Steinman, a pioneer in understanding how cells fight disease, tried to help his own immune system thwart his pancreatic cancer....

Faith, Peace And The Nobel: A Conversation With Former Bishop Of Oslo Gunnar Stalsett

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

According to Gunnar Stålsett, if one looks at the texts where the Nobel Committee states the reasons for selecting each person for the Prize, there is hardly any reference to religion or spirituality as the motivating source.

Nobel Peace Prize: For Peace or for Politics?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

It's time for a new, and truly global, peace award that comes with little controversy and greater transparency.

The Nobel Peace Prize: Calling a Truce, at Least for a Day

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

President Barack Obama. The Nobel Peace Prize. Wow. Already? After determining that we are still in 2009 and I hadn't pulled a Rip Van Winkle, I then wondered if I was reading the title correctly.

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Well Deserved

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
2morrowknight

In ten months under Obama, America's image in the world is decidedly better than it was under the previous president.

Obama's Nobel Lecture: Speaking Truth From Power?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's Nobel lecture might have showed us that the US has reached a turning point: either the national security monster we've created is going to eat us alive by bankrupting the country or we're going to have to shift course.

The Nobel Prize Committee May Have Done Obama More Harm Than Good

Lisa Gans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gans

For those who wish to undermine the president, this award will prove a fertile talking point for raising questions about whether he will prove to be more about optics or substance.

Nobel Prize To Obama Defended (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO (AP) -- The announcement drew gasps of surprise and cries of too much, too soon. Yet President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday b...

The Norwegians Got It!

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Sloan

While writers, poets, and scientists usually win the award for what they have accomplished, statesmen, philosophers, and other persons of ideas are honored for the causes that they champion.

Obama's Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.

Suu Kyi's Detention Sparks International Uproar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The Norwegian committee that propelled Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi into the world spotlight by awarding her the ...