LIVE VIDEO: Biden Presents Medals Of Freedom To Megan Rapinoe, Gabby Giffords, 15 Other Honorees

CBS News reports:

President Biden is presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday to 17 Americans, including Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and soccer star Megan Rapinoe. The late Sen. John McCain and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are among those receiving the award posthumously.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the country’s highest civilian honor, intended for people who have made notable contributions to the U.S., world peace or “significant societal, public or private endeavors.”

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will also attend Thursday’s ceremony. President John F. Kennedy established the award in the 1960s. Mr. Biden received the award himself from former President Barack Obama in 2017.

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