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President Barack Obama presented 16 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during Wednesday's White House ceremony, and later that night, the honorees were celebrated again with a special dinner at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. During the night's event, the grandson of the late President John F. Kennedy introduced Obama, who addressed the audience. In a statement, Obama said that the medal goes "to men and women who have dedicated their lives to enriching ours." Recipients included famous faces like Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton, who had President Obama cracking up throughout the day's ceremony. First Lady Michelle Obama was also on hand for the special day, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, who were there for Bill's special moment. Before presenting the awards, Obama told the crowd, "This is one of my favorite events every year. This year it's just a little more special, »


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