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Tuesday, June 18

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Two area luminaries-- one who is nuts for numbers and the other was is known for a youthful indiscretion-- were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Gary Becker was honored for "broadening the understanding of economics and social science" and a former Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde was pimped as a "'powerful defender of life' and an advocate for strong national defense."

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