Secretary of State Clinton concluded talks in China on trade and security. But the trip was over-shadowed by the plight of a dissident who sought refuge in the U.S. embassy in Beijing. President Obama paid a visit to Afghanistan and outlined the U.S. role in that nation in the years to come. A new picture of Osama bin Laden emerged from newly released documents taken during the raid on his Pakistan compound a year ago. Russia threatened a pre-emptive strike if the U.S. builds a missile shield in Europe. And Egypt's military pledged to give up power by the end of June. Elise Labott of CNN, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa and famed leader of the anti-apartheid movement. Blogger and professor Sean Jacobs recommends three books that explore the leader's life and legacy in great detail.
Cookie-baking season is not complete without an offering from sisters Sheila and Marilynn Brass. The two Massachusetts recipe collectors recall the special holiday shortbread cookies they'd have as children when their Jewish family would go to the house of their Catholic friends, the Sullivans.
The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
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