Obama awards Bi­den Medal of Free­dom

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WASH­ING­TON — Pres­i­dent Barack Obama awarded Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den with the high­est civil­ian honor Thurs­day, com­mem­o­rat­ing an “ex­traor­di­nary man with an ex­traor­di­nary ca­reer in public ser­vice.”

A teary-eyed Bi­den ac­cepted the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom at a cer­e­mony at the White House ded­i­cated to hon­or­ing the out­go­ing vice pres­i­dent.

Obama said he is bestow­ing the honor on Bi­den for “faith in your fel­low Amer­i­cans, for your love of coun­try and a life­time of ser­vice that will en­dure through the gen­er­a­tions.”

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