The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new postage stamp honoring Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa for her global humanitarian work. The 44-cent stamp was unveiled today in Washington, D.C. at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
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Mother Teresa is most widely known for dedicating the last half-century of her life to working with the sick and destitute of India and other impoverished areas. She was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and was declared an honorary U.S. citizen in by a joint resolution of Congress in 1996. She passed away in 1997 at the age of 87.