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16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are just two of the 16 recipients of this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom.
It's the nation's highest civilian honor.
President Clinton is being recognized for his global health initiative and Winfrey for her philanthropic work expanding opportunities for young women.
Other honorees include country legend Loretta Lynn and Sally Ride, the first female astronaut in space.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The awards will be presented at the White House later this year.