Friday, October 9, 2009

Breaking News: President Obama Wins Nobel Prize

(New York Times Summary)

Soooo...this isn't quite health news, I know, but everyone's tweeting about it this morning. In a surprise move, the Nobel Prize committee has awarded U.S. President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for diplomacy in having created "a new international climate".

This prize truly came out of what seems like the woodwork, surprising everyone from Norway, where the prize was awarded, to the White House. There seemed to be no prior discussion in terms of awarding President Obama this prize!

Check out more about this breaking news story in the article "In Surprise, Nobel Peace Prize to Obama for Diplomacy" from the New York Times (Oct 9, 2009).