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  • Obama awards medal of freedom to Albright, Dylan, Karski

    May 29, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    President Obama awarded Medals of Freedom to Jan Karski, Madeleine Albright and Bob Dylan, among other recipients.

    Obama this year awarded 13 Medals of Freedom. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the White House. Israeli President Shimon Peres will receive the medal in a separate...

  • Bob Dylan: ‘Prophet’ and Medal of Freedom recipient

    May 21, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Most rock stars are retired by 71, but not Bob Dylan. He’s touring, performing and later this spring receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the U.S.

    President Barack Obama will present the medals to Dylan, Israeli President Shimon Peres,...

  • Gerda Weissman Klein, ‘crusader of tolerance,’ receives Medal of Freedom

    February 16, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissman Klein was among 15 Americans to receive the 2010 Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

    “(A)s an author, a historian and a crusader for tolerance, she has taught the world that it is often in our most hopeless moments that we discover the extent of...