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Lugar Among Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom

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President Obama today named the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and one of 16 names listed is former Indiana US Senator Richard Lugar. Lugar will receive the nation's highest civilian honor for his bipartisan leadership and decades-long commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. Two other recipients have ties to Chicago, the man known as Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, and talk-show queen and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the executive order signed by then President John F. Kennedy, establishing the award, and since then more than 500 exceptional individuals have received it.
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