DC Decoder Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people. Who won?

Actress Meryl Streep, singer Stevie Wonder, and RFK widow Ethel Kennedy are among the recipients. President Obama is also granting awards posthumously to three civil rights workers slain in Mississippi in 1964. 

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Being president can be a thankless job, but one of the happier tasks has to be awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor.