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Watch live: Obama presents medals of science and technology

President Obama honors the recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation-the highest honors bestowed by the US government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

UC Davis chancellor a Bush appointee

Linda Katehi, the University of California-Davis Chancellor under rhetorical fire for ordering police to evict student protesters on Friday, was previously appointed to chair the Committee on the National Medal of Science appointment by President George W. Bush. The 12-member committee evaluates nominees for the National Medal of Science. She…