Obama recognizes Mikulski, others with nation’s highest civilian award

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will recognize 17 people on Tuesday with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Entertainers receiving the award are Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Sondheim, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, James Taylor and Itzhak Perlman. Politicians include three Democrats: Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, former Rep. Lee Hamilton from Indiana ...

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