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Obama Honors 'Extraordinary' Americans With Medal of Freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans on Tuesday with the Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian award. Recipients include giants of entertainment and sports, politicians, activists and government innovators. From singer-actress Barbra Streisand to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson to filmmaker Steven Spielberg to baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, Obama paid tribute to American originals with the nation's highest civilian honor during a White House...

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