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Bob Dylan to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Pat Summitt, Toni Morrison also among this year's honorees
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 4:41 PM CDT
Bob Dylan to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom
Bob Dylan performs during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in January.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Bob Dylan will get the nation's highest civilian honor later this spring, reports Bloomberg. Dylan, 70, will be one of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's already got scores of Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer, and the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog can't help but wonder: Is a Nobel next?

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Other recipients this year include John Glenn, Pat Summitt, Madeleine Albright, Toni Morrison, Shimon Peres, and the Supreme Court's John Paul Stevens. The Los Angeles Times has the full list, along with brief bios. (Read more Bob Dylan stories.)

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