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Obama to receive Kennedy Foundation 'Profile in Courage' award

Obama to receive Kennedy Foundation 'Profile in Courage' awardFormer U.S. President Barack Obama is expected in Boston on Sunday to receive the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s annual “Profile in Courage Award,” honoring his accomplishments during his two terms in office in the face of intense political opposition. “President Kennedy called on a new generation of Americans to give their talents to the service of the country,” said Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s daughter, who will present the award at a ceremony beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT). “With exceptional dignity and courage, President Obama has carried that torch into our own time, providing young people of all backgrounds with an example they can emulate,” Kennedy said in a statement.

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