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President Barack Obama is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people, including Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, actress Marlo Thomas, Tom Brokaw, former NBC Nightly News anchor among the nineteen being honored. The medals will be given out at a White House ceremony Nov. 24. The medal is the highest honor granted to civilians in the U.S. and honors contributions to U.S. security, world peace and cultural achievement. Choreographer Alvin Ailey, who died in 1989, will receive the medal posthumously. Obama says the winners helped write new chapters in America’s story. The president announced the recipients while traveling Tuesday in China.

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