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Trump to award Sheldon Adelson's wife Miriam highest civilian honor

Trump to give nation’s highest civilian honor to Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Elvis and Babe Ruth Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, Alan Page to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Cassandra Castillo | 11 November, 2018, 03:58

President Donald Trump named Elvis Presley among this year's recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced on Saturday.

Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The White House on Saturday announced upcoming recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor awarded in the USA, and among the recipients is Miriam Adelson, wife of business magnate and Trump backer Sheldon Adelson. "She has practiced internal and emergency medicine, studied and specialized in the disease of narcotic addiction, and founded two research centers committed to fighting substance abuse".

The medals will be handed out in a ceremony at the White House on 16 November. ELVIS AARON PRESLEY Elvis Presley defined American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world.

The Utah Republican is among a group selected for the honor that includes late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, rock music legend Elvis Presley, former National Football League star quarterback Roger Staubach, baseball legend Babe Ruth and others.

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Trump has yet to present a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The White House also lauded the accomplishments of Hatch, one of the longest-serving senators in United States history, citing his four decades of legislative accomplishments and his leadership on judicial confirmations. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the U.S. Senate. Scalia, who died in 2016, was lauded as "a champion of the Constitution". His Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to 7,000 students.

Both Staubach and Page led storied NFL careers - Staubach a two-time Super Bowl champion while Page is one of two defensive players to ever win MVP - however Page followed his football career by going back to law school and eventually becoming an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The White House also said that it relished in how Presley 'fused gospel, country, and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records'.

Ruth, one of baseball's all-time greats, was born in Baltimore.

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