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

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They are among 17 Americans honored by President Joe Biden for their outstanding contributions to the prosperity and values ​​of the United States, to peace in the world or to other projects of importance, according to a press release.

Double Oscar winner Denzel Washington is best known for his roles in Malcolm X and philadelphia. He recently starred in The Tragedy of Macbethreleased in 2021, which earned him another Oscar nomination.

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

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

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.

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

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

Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder

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

Former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, a shooting survivor who has since campaigned for stricter gun regulations, will also receive the prestigious award as the Biden administration tries to tackle the killings that regularly plague the country. .

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