Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.

A teary-eyed Biden accepted the medal, the highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House.

Obama says he is bestowing the honor on Biden for "faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service that will endure through the generations."

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