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• Green peace: Just as odds-makers speculated, Al Gore—along with the U.N. Panel on Climate Change—is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts in raising awareness on global warming. Still don't think Big Al's going to throw his name in the hat for the Democratic nod?
• Nobel big thing: Author Dorothy Lessing responds to her freshly minted Nobel Prize in Literature: "I couldn't care less.... This has been going on for 30 years. I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a royal flush."
• Colbert reports candidacy: Stephen Colbert announces his decision to seek a presidential nomination from both parties, a move, he tells Larry King, that shows "true courage" because it sets him up for two defeats. Ardent Stewart/Colbert '08 supporters can no longer claim their cause (and their T-shirts) to be nearly as ironic as they'd like.