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Thomas P. McDevitt, President of the Washington Times Newspaper, left, acts as the Master of Ceremonies as youth are awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal during an award ceremony in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The 276 youth honored this year in the annual award ceremony for completing 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service activities, 200 hours each of Personal Development and Physical Fitness activities, as well as an Expedition and Exploration activity were greeted by members of congress as well as Verdine White and Ralph Johnson, two members of Earth, Wind, and Fire. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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