Tag: Awards, Decorations and Honors

Overlooked No More: Lau Sing Kee, War Hero Jailed for Helping Immigrants

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Andrew R. Chow Lau Sing Kee was an American war hero, but he was also mocked as a “Chinese boy.” He was a civic leader, but he also became a convicted criminal for skirting discriminatory […]

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Trump Tower on Obama Avenue: 290,000 Say Yes, but It Won’t Happen

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New Yorkers have been finding more and more ways to protest President Trump, from stripping his name off buildings he once built to holding demonstrations outside his Midtown Manhattan home/office. The latest effort: an online petition signed by more […]

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Special Forces Sergeant, Killed in Niger Ambush, Is Awarded a Silver Star

SANTA CLAUS, Ga. — For nearly two years, a deadly ambush of American soldiers in Niger has spawned investigations, recriminations and reprimands. On Wednesday, it resulted in the awarding of one of the military’s highest honors for acts of valor. As an Army captain read the award citation for Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, the […]

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U.S. Fencer, Race Imboden, Takes a Knee at Pan-American Games

The United States fencer Race Imboden took a knee at the awards ceremony of the Pan-American Games on Friday, a silent protest that officials said could have consequences. Mr. Imboden, 26, said in an interview on Sunday that he had been “pretty nervous” to kneel at the ceremony but that he felt very strongly about […]

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Trump Orders Navy to Strip Medals from Prosecutors in War Crimes Trial

WASHINGTON — President Trump intervened Tuesday once again on behalf of a Navy SEAL who was charged but acquitted of war crimes in the death of a captured Islamic State fighter in Iraq, ordering the military to punish the prosecutors who tried the case in the first place. Mr. Trump angrily lashed out at the […]

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Kennedy Center Honors Go to ‘Sesame Street’ and Earth, Wind & Fire

The R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, the actress Sally Field, the singer Linda Ronstadt and the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas will receive Kennedy Center Honors in December for their lifetime achievements in the arts, the cultural center announced on Thursday. “Sesame Street,” which is celebrating 50 years on the air this year, will also […]

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World’s Ugliest Dog, Scamp the Tramp, Comes From a Family of Winners

Scamp the Tramp is a dog of unknown breeding with beady eyes, no teeth and short stubby legs. So what’s not to love? Judges at this year’s Ugliest Dog Contest agreed, and named Scamp a champ on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. Scamp, who was last year’s runner-up, has black and gray […]

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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo started writing as a college student in New Mexico in the early 1970s, during what she described as “the beginning of a multicultural literary movement.” At gatherings around the Southwest, she began meeting poets, including Native American ones. Hearing them perform made her realize that poetry was available to everyone, including her. “It […]

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Female Veterans, and a Memorial to Them, Struggle to Honor Women Who Served

ARLINGTON, Va. — The advancing front of tourists in matching T-shirts, squinting toward the gently rolling hillsides covered with gravestones, made its way into America’s most famous cemetery by walking right past its grand, ceremonial entrance with barely a glance. Inside those granite walls, with fountains, glass panels and gold relief, is the nation’s only […]

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