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President to award Medal of Freedom to former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former U.S. Congressman from Indiana will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

President Obama will recognize Lee Hamilton and 16 others today.

Hamilton represented southern Indiana for 34 years before retiring in 1999. The 84-year-old was the top Democrat on the panel that investigated the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Hamilton now leads Indiana University's Center on Congress.

President Obama will also present the Medal of Freedom to Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, James Taylor and the late Yogi Berra.

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