- First American female astronaut Dr.Sally Ride posthumously awarded highest civilian award honor- Presidential medal of freedom.She first traveled on the Space Shuttle in 1983, and left the space program in 1987. Later, she worked on science education with a particular focus on sex equality. She died last July of pancreatic cancer.
- Veteran singer-song writer and The Doors band member RayManzarek, 74, passed away at his home in Rosenheim, Germany.
- Obama to deliver speech on counter-terrorism, drone strikes, terrorism detention policy center at National Defense University on May 23.
- US President Obama to meet chinese President XiJinping in June to discuss bilateral, regional, global issues.