Elvis, Babe Ruth among 7 re­ceiv­ing Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom

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Elvis Pres­ley, Babe Ruth and Jus­tice An­tonin Scalia are among those on the list of seven peo­ple named by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Satur­day to re­ceive the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom, the na­tion’s high­est civil­ian honor.

Also in­cluded are re­tir­ing Sen. Or­rin Hatch, R-Utah; for­mer Dal­las Cow­boys quar­ter­back Roger Staubach; Pro Foot­ball Hall of Famer, phi­lan­thropist and Min­nesota Supreme Court Judge Alan Page; and phi­lan­thropist Miriam Adel­son, wife of casino mag­nate and ma­jor Repub­li­can donor Shel­don Adel­son.

Pres­ley, the rock ’n’ roll leg­end from Tu­pelo, Mis­sis­sippi, died in 1977 at the age of 42; base­ball gi­ant Ruth was 53 when he died in 1948. Scalia, who served on the Supreme Court for 30 years, died in 2016 at the age of 79. The awards will be pre­sented Nov. 16. The honor goes to in­di­vid­u­als deemed to have made es­pe­cially mer­i­to­ri­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the se­cu­rity or na­tional in­ter­ests of the U.S., to world peace, or to cul­tural en­deav­ors.

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