Elvis to Scalia: 7 to re­ceive na­tion’s top civil­ian honor

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

WASH­ING­TON — 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 longest­serv­ing Repub­li­can se­na­tor in U.S. his­tory, Elvis Pres­ley and Babe Ruth.

Trump will also posthu­mously rec­og­nize the late Supreme Court Jus­tice An­tonin Scalia, who died in 2016.

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.

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