November 16th, 2010
10:44 AM ET

On the Radar: Will puts a ring on it, Medal of Honor, Haiti

Prince William's enagement - The best way to start off the morning is with a little love, and what's better than royal amour? Word of Prince William popping the question to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, is dominating headlines and Internet buzz across the world. The well-liked heir to England's throne met his betrothed when they were students at St. Andrews University in Scotland. The press has followed their every romantic turn since then. William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, said in a statement from Buckingham Palace that she and her husband, Prince Philip, "are absolutely delighted" about the engagement. The couple, both 28, plan to wed next spring or summer.

Medal of Honor - President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at a White House ceremony Tuesday, marking the first time the medal has been given to a living soldier since 1976. Giunta, a 25-year-old Iowan, was a specialist serving with the Airborne 503rd Infantry Regiment on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when the Taliban attacked his unit in October 2007. He ran into Taliban fire and fought off militants who were dragging away a mortally wounded U.S. soldier. Find out more about that dramatic night and the controversy over how long the Medal of Honor process can take.

Haiti violence - Distressing news continues in Haiti related to the cholera outbreak that has killed nearly 1,000 people. The U.N. stabilization mission in Haiti is condemning violence that broke out Monday in two northern cities, saying that the riots may be politically motivated. "The way in which the events unfolded leads to the belief that the incidents had a political motivation, aimed at creating a climate of insecurity on the eve of the elections," the U.N. mission said. See more about the cholera crisis.

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  1. Rappa

    Haiti needs to Rasta Man!

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