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Notre Dame won't give top honor amid Obama protest

Source: Posted By: Eric 4654 days ago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has decided against awarding its top honor at commencement this year after its intended recipient turned it down over the school's decision to have President Barack Obama speak to graduates.

The Roman Catholic school said Thursday that a federal judge who has already received the Laetare (pronounced Luh-TAR'-eh) Medal will speak at the ceremony in place of a recipient speech.

The Rev. John Jenkins, the school's president, said in a statement....

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