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Look Who's Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Babe Ruth, Sheldon Adelson, and Elvis are among them
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 10, 2018 5:00 PM CST
In this undated file photo, New York Yankees' Babe Ruth hits a home run.   (AP Photo, File)
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(Newser) – President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, Elvis Presley, and Babe Ruth. Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the AP reports. Medals are going to Miriam Adelson, a doctor and wife of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a Republican donor; Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the U.S. Senate; former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach and Alan Page, who began a legal career after leaving the NFL. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest honor for a civilian. (Read more Presidential Medal of Freedom stories.)

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