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Muhammad Ali receives award

Updated: September 14, 2012, 12:44 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Boxing great Muhammad Ali was honored Thursday with the Liberty Medal for his longtime role outside the ring as a fighter for humanitarian causes, civil rights and religious freedom.

Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to watch the three-time heavyweight title holder receive an honor that his wife, Lonnie Ali, called "overwhelming."

"It is especially humbling for Muhammad, who has said on many occasions, 'All ...

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