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Elvis, Babe Ruth, Scalia to receive US Presidential Medal of Freedom

AFP  |  Washington 

Music legend Elvis Presley, great and late justice are among seven people who will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the said Saturday.

The award is the country's highest civilian honor, and recognizes "meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," the said in a statement. Three of this year's recipients will receive the award posthumously -- Presley, and

The other honorees are; longtime Republican Senator Orrin Hatch; philanthropist and heavyweight political donor Miriam Adelson, the wife of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson; and two NFL Hall of Famers: and Alan Page, who went on to serve as a state justice in

The medals will be handed out in a ceremony at the on November 16.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 00:15 IST