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White House Arts and Humanities Medals Recognize Americans’ Collective Experience

President Barack Obama speaks with National Humanities Medal recipient Ron Chernow. Other medalists, from left, are author Rudolfo Anaya, chef and entrepreneur José Andrés, and radio host/producer Terry Gross. (Pete Souza/ The White House) Last Thursday at the White House, President Barack Obama took a moment to focus on common ground at the presentations of the National Medal of Arts and Humanities—the highest award for artists in the United States.
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