WATCH LIVE: Obama awards VP Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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President Barack Obama is expected to pay tribute to Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event at 3 p.m. ET.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is awarding Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

A teary-eyed Biden accepted the medal, the highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House Thursday.

Obama says he is bestowing the honor on Biden for “faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service that will endure through the generations.”

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