Ellen DeGeneres among stars honoured by Barack Obama
Ellen DeGeneres and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars set to receive the highest US civilian honour.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognises people who have made "especially meritorious contributions" to the US, the White House said.
President Barack Obama will honour the 21 people at a ceremony on Tuesday.
He said the medal was a "tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better".
"From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21... read more
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