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Stephen King to Be Honored in Washington, DC

President Barack Obama is bestowing the honors on 18 people and three institutions during a White House ceremony Thursday.

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Stephen King is in Washington, D.C., to receive the National Medal of Arts.

President Barack Obama is bestowing the honors on 18 people and three institutions during a White House ceremony Thursday.

King is being recognized for combining storytelling with his analysis of human nature, and for thrilling readers around the world through decades of work.

After receiving the award, the author from Bangor, Maine, heads to New York City to make an appearance Friday on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

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