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U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Loretta Lynn in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Loretta Lynn in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013.

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Loretta Lynn: Medals of Freedom

President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 16 Americans today, including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, and Loretta Lynn. “This is one of my favorite events every year,” the president said. “This year is just...

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Oprah Winfrey arrives during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2013.

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Oprah Winfrey arrives during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2013.

#MOW50: Oprah, Whitaker, Foxx

Celebrities marched on Washington 50 years ago. And celebrities arrived today to celebrate that march. “It took me 50 years, but I’m here, ” said actress and television entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, speaking on the National Mall today for the March...

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Cory Booker and Oprah Winfrey arrive at the Morgan Library & Museum for a screening of her upcoming TV special 'Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball' in this file photo.

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Cory Booker and Oprah Winfrey arrive at the Morgan Library & Museum for a screening of her upcoming TV special 'Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball' in this file photo.

Reid, Schumer Board Booker Bandwagon with Winfrey, Damon

The Cory Booker bandwagon includes luminaries in entertainment, business and sports — and now Senate Democratic leaders. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democratic senator, each sent $10,000 to Booker’s New...

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(L-R) Patrick Harrison, Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an official Academy member screening of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' at The Academy Theater, at Lighthouse International on August 6, 2013 in New York City.

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(L-R) Patrick Harrison, Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an official Academy member screening of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' at The Academy Theater, at Lighthouse International on August 6, 2013 in New York City.

‘The Butler:’ Forest Whitaker, Oprah, Fonda and — Lenny Kravitz?

“Get me my G–damn prune juice,” an exasperated LBJ barks to staff standing outside his bathroom where he’s conducting business from his throne. This is one of the lighter moments in “The Butler,” the new film from Lee Daniels loosely...

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Armstrong’s Confessions Stir No Interest from Federal Prosecutor

After weeks of public lashings and millions in lost sponsorship deals, Lance Armstrong finally received a shred of good news today. While Armstrong’s primetime television doping confession may have changed how people feel about the cancer-surviving former cycling champion, one...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show in this file photo.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show in this file photo.

Oprah Joins Donors of $82 Million for Obama Victory Fund

A committee aiding President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Democratic organizations in key states raised $82.4 million in September, it said in a filing at the Federal Election Commission today. Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint fundraising committee, transferred $39.1 million...

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