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Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

May 07, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'I have tried to hang in there and I have tried to come back and play the great game of golf again,' says Tiger Woods

CORDIAL. Tiger Woods says it’s important to respect the office of the presidency, regardless of who happens to occupy the White House. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Obama surprises Biden with top civilian honor

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:20 AM

In his remarks Barack Obama describes Joe Biden as the finest vice president we have ever seen and a lion of American history

SURPRISE. US Vice President Joe Biden wipes away tears as he walks past President Barack Obama after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

LOOK: Emotional Ellen DeGeneres receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nov 23, 2016 - 3:21 PM

What an incredible burden that was to bear to risk her career like that says President Obama lauding Ellen s courage for coming out as gay

ELLEN DEGENERES. US President Barack Obama presents actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP Photo

Barack Obama hails Steven Spielberg's 'boundless imagination'

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Obama awards Spielberg along with other entertainment stars Medals of Freedom

MEDAL OF FREEDOM. US director Steven Spielberg (L), US singer Barbara Streisand (C) and US musician James Taylor (R) enter the East Room of the White House to attend a ceremony and be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama (not pictured), in Washington, DC, USA. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:42 AM

17 distinguished Americans will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 16

MEDAL OF FREEDOM. Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand are among the 17 who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 24. File photos by Andrezej Grygiel/EPA, Jason Szenes/EPA

HK journalists, EDCA hearing, Ferguson protests | The wRap

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The Bureau of Immigration lifts its ban on Hong Kong journalists A Supreme Court justice says the Philippine US defense deal will not guarantee aid Protests in Ferguson Missouri over the Grand Jury ruling erupt into violence

Barack Obama honors Meryl Streep with 'love'

Nov 25, 2014 - 8:49 AM

Obama endows 18 people including Streep with the Presidential Medal of Freedom award the highest civil honor in the United States

US actress Meryl Streep (L) is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama (R), during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 24 November 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

US to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:13 PM

In cities and towns across the country people will intone and reflect upon the words of a charismatic president whose soaring rhetoric continues to inspire

LASTING LEGACY.The eternal flame burns at the gravesite of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, at Arlington National Cemetery, on November 19, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama awards Winfrey, Clinton top civilian honor

Nov 21, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Obama says Winfrey has built a massive following on the basis of her message you can

PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM. Oprah and other honorees represent 'what JFK understood to be the essence of the American spirit.' AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Obama to honor Clinton, Oprah with presidential medal

Aug 09, 2013 - 9:34 AM

US President Barack Obama will give a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey

US television icon Andy Griffith dies, 86

Jul 04, 2012 - 5:08 AM

He last appeared in the 2010 TV ads in support of Pres Obama s Health Care Reform bill

ANDY GRIFFITH, LEGENDARY AMERICAN actor, is best known for 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Matlock.' Screen grab from YouTube (WSJDigitalNetwork)