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November 23, 2015 Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.
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Isabel Allende has earned laurels for her work in both Chile and the United States.
November 12, 2014 The Chilean-American novelist is among 19 people slated to receive the highest civilian honor in the U.S. Also: The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm get a gruesome new translation.
From one president to another: Former President Bill Clinton receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from current President Obama.
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November 20, 2013 Among others receiving the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom: writer/activist Gloria Steinem, newspaper editor Ben Bradlee and jazz musician Arturo Sandoval. Posthumous honors went to astronaut Sally Ride, Sen. Daniel Inouye and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
President Obama assists former President George H.W. Bush during todays Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.
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February 15, 2011 Others being honored include Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), poet Maya Angelou, investor Warren Buffett, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and basketball great Bill Russell.
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