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Biden announces 17 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, including Simone Biles and John McCain
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Biden announces 17 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, including Simone Biles and John McCain

President Biden on Friday announced 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and former Senator John McCain are among those receiving the award posthumously. The awards will be presented at the White House Thursday, July 7. "The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors," the White House said in a statement Friday. "President Biden has long said that America can be defined by one word: possibilities." "The...