Actors, philanthropists to receive presidential award

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will distribute the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 20 recipients Tuesday, according to the White House website.

The following individuals will receive the award: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elouise Cobell (deceased), Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Richard Garwin, Bill and Melinda Gates, Frank Gehry, Margaret H. Hamilton, Tom Hanks, Grace Hopper (deceased), Michael Jordan, Maya Lin, Lorne Michaels, Newt Minow, Eduardo PadrĂłn, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen, and Cicely Tyson.

Interested in watching the presentation? Visit the White House website.

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