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Obama To Give Nation’s Highest Civilian Award To . . . Oprah…

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The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”

Mr. Obama will award the medals later this year. In total, 16 people will receive the award, the White House said. Read more via The Wall Street Journal...

 

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