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Obama honors George H.W. Bush with Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON (WKOW)-- President Obama is honoring former President George H.W. Bush today with the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Bush is being honored for his time in office and what he has done since, including helping raise funds for Asian tsunami and hurricane Katrina victims.

The Medal of Freedom has often been a non-partisan honor. Bush joins six former presidents and four former first ladies in receiving it.

Others being honored today include investor Warren Buffett, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, basketball great Bill Russell and baseball hall of famer Stan Musial.

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