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Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others
Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others

President Obama recognized 18 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, including Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder and Meryl Streep, in a warm and at times lighthearted ceremony Monday. “Once a year, we set aside this event to celebrate people who have made America stronger, wiser, more humane, and more beautiful,” Obama said. He paid tribute to an array of public figures, including household names such as Brokaw and Streep and less well-known experts in their fields, including former lawmaker and judge Abner Mikva and Native American activist Suzan Harjo. Among the recipients was Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), due to retire at the...

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