White House will award Medal of Freedom to Bob Dylan

The Medal of Freedom is considered the highest honor the country can bestow on a civilian. In the announcement the Minnesota native was hailed as one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th Century. He's among 13 medal recipients this year.
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The Medal of Freedom is considered the highest honor the country can bestow on a civilian. In the announcement the Minnesota native was hailed as one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th Century. He's among 13 medal recipients this year.

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