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Katie Ledecky reacts after setting a world record and winning the Woman's 1500m Final at the FINA Swimming World Cup in 2022. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption

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Katie Ledecky tells NPR about her plans for the Paris Olympics — and LA in 2028

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Simone Biles poses wearing her bronze medal from balance beam competition during artistic gymnastics at the Summer Olympics on Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. President Biden will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Biles and 16 others at the White House next week. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Barbra Streisand On 'Fresh Air' (2012)

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From one president to another: Former President Bill Clinton receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from current President Obama. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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