Great Britain

Hillary Clinton urges Joe Biden to give Dolly Parton Medal of Freedom

"@JoeBiden, please get this done,” tweeted Ms Clinton.

The award is given by the president to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the country.

In addition to her iconic country music career, Ms Parton donated $1m to help develop a Covid vaccine and started a foundation that has donated more than 100 million books to children.

Mr Obama admitted his “major” mistake during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as he promoted his book, A Promised Land.

“How does Dolly Parton not have a Presidential Medal of Freedom?" he was asked by the late night talk show host.

"That's a mistake, I’m shocked," said Mr Obama.

“That was a screw-up. I'm surprised. I think I assumed that she had already got one, and that was incorrect.”

The former president added that he will try and fix the situation.

"She deserves one. I'll call Biden," he said.

Football news:

Pep Guardiola: Tuchel is an exceptional coach. I am sure he will succeed with Chelsea
Flick's future in Bayern is in doubt. He has a difficult relationship with Salihamidzic
Mikhailovich's autobiography - 🔥 Was friends with a criminal boss, rushed to the Inter locker room to deal with Ibra, defeated leukemia
Chelsea's chances of signing Alaba have increased since Tuchel's arrival. Real Madrid is also Interested in the player
Solskjaer about Greenwood: We're talking about the syndrome of the second season. I have always believed that 99% of the effort is 100% of the failure
Oscar: Salah at Chelsea was unstoppable in training, but on the pitch he was timid. Not enough confidence
Koeman on Barca's debts: We helped the club by lowering salaries. This situation is not only here - everyone is suffering because of the coronavirus