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Two Ohioans presented Medal of Freedom
Award is highest civilian honor in United States
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John Glenn was the first man to ever orbit the Earth
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President Obama awarded the country’s highest civilian honor to 13 people Tuesday, including two Ohioans.

In presenting The Medal of Freedom, the president lauded Ohio Senator and astronaut John Glenn.

President Obama calls John Glenn a hero

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The president also talked about the difficulties that Lorain-native and author Toni Morrison faced as a single mother and praised her ability to connect with her audience.

President Obama on Toni Morrison's writing
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The Medal of Freedom was presented to the recipients in a ceremony in the White House.

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