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Bush to Welcome Al Gore to White House Monday

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Wow. This won't be at ALL awkward.

From AP: Seven years ago, it was Bush v. Gore. Now, Bush is hosting former Vice President Al Gore at the White House - this time as a Nobel laureate.

The president has invited this year's U.S. winners of Nobel prizes to the White House on Monday, Nov. 26.

Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to educate and raise awareness about the effects of manmade climate change.

The other invitees:

-- University of Chicago professor Roger B. Myerson, Eric Maskin from Princeton University and Leonid Hurwicz, an emeritus economics professor at the University of Minnesota. The three won Nobel prizes in economics for their work on how people's knowledge and self-interests affect their behavior in the market or in social situations, such as voting and labor negotiations. Hurwicz is unable to attend.

-- Mario Capecchi of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Oliver Smithies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, who were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine. Their work led to a powerful and widely used technique to manipulate genes in mice, which has helped scientists study heart disease, diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other diseases.

© 2007 The Associated Press.

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