Oprah, Clinton receive Medals of Freedom

Oprah, Clinton receive Medals of Freedom

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Oprah Winfrey in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Posted on November 20, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 9:19 PM

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 living and deceased Americans for their contributions in fields ranging from sports and entertainment to science and public service.

The award established by President Kennedy just weeks before his death, is the nation's highest civilian honor.

 

 

 

 

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