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Biden announces Megan Rapinoe, Steve Jobs and Denzel Washington among winners of Medal of Freedom

BREAKING NEWS: Biden announces list of new presidents of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, John McCain, Denzel Washington and Steve Jobs

President Biden will present the Medal of Freedom next week to 17 recipients, including gymnast Simone Biles, football star Megan RapinoeApple founder Steve Jobs and more.

Complete list of Medal of Freedom Recipients

Simone Biles

Sister Simone Campbell

Julieta Garcia

Gabrielle Giffords

Fred Gray

Steve Jobs

Fr. Alexander Karloutsos

Khizr Khan

Sandra Lindsay

John McCain

Diane Nash

Megan Rapinoe

Alan Simpson

Richard Trompetter

Wilma Vogt

Denzel Washington

Raúl Yzaguirre

Biles, who has won a combined 32 Olympic and World Championships medals, has testified before Congress about the sexual abuse she faced from Drs. Larry Nassar and has been an advocate for the mental health of athletes and children in foster care.

Rapinoe, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion, has spoken publicly about it gender pay equality, racial injustice and LGBTQ the case. They spoke publicly with the Trump administration. When the U.S. team reached the quarterfinals in 2019, Rapinoe said she did not go to the f ***** g White house‘if her team won.

Trump called her the ‘woman with purple hair’ who leads a team of ‘left-wing maniacs’.

In addition to posthumously awarding the medal to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, the White House will include the late Republican Senator John McCain and the late Richard Trumka, former head of AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions.

McCain and Biden were close in their senate days and Biden nominated his wife Cindy to serve as an ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome.

Actor Denzel Washington will also receive the medal, with the White House noting that in addition to his film career, he has served 25 years as national spokesman for the Boys and Girls Club.

Former Representative Gabby Giffords, who was shot and now has an organization dedicated to gun violence prevention, will receive a medal, as will civil rights lawyer and activist Freddie Gray.

The ceremony will be held next week on July 7th.

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Biden announces Megan Rapinoe, Steve Jobs and Denzel Washington among winners of Medal of Freedom

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