Steve Jobs, Denzel Washington and Simone Biles honored by Joe Biden

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Steve Jobs, Denzel Washington and Simone Biles honored by Joe Biden

Steve Jobs to receive presidential medal of freedom posthumously.

Late Apple creator Steve Jobs, actor Denzel Washington, soccer player Megan Rapinoe and gymnast Simone Biles will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, the White House has announced Friday.

They are among 17 Americans honored by President Joe Biden for outstanding contributions to United States prosperity and values, world peace, or #x27;other significant projects, according to a press release.

Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington is best known for his roles in Malcolm X and Philadelphia. He recently starred in The Tragedy of Macbeth, released in 2021, which earned him another Oscar nomination.

Megan Rapinoe, star of the United States women's soccer team, is being recognized for its commitment to gender pay equity, racial justice and LGBTQI+ rights.

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Among the winners is also Simone Biles, who is not only the most decorated American gymnast in history but also a great advocate for the mental health of athletes and victims of sexual assault, said the House- Blanche.

She is one of the victims of Larry Nassar, a former doctor for the American women's gymnastics team convicted of sexual assaults on more than 250 mostly underage gymnasts.

John McCain, war hero tortured in the Vietnam War and elected Republican for decades, will be honored posthumously.

Unsuccessful presidential candidate in 2008, John McCain died in 2018 at the age of 81.

This is also the case with Steve Jobs, who co-founded and led Apple in addition to managing Pixar studios. The White House noted that his vision, imagination, and creativity led to inventions that have changed and continue to change the way the world communicates while transforming the computing, music, technology, and digital industries. movies and mobile phones.

Former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, a shooting survivor who has been campaigning for tougher gun regulations ever since, will receive it also this prestigious award at a time when the Biden administration is trying to fight against the killings that regularly beset the country.

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