Tag: Awards, Decorations and Honors

Pete Alonso Becomes the 6th Met to Be Named Rookie of the Year

After winning the Home Run Derby, stroking more homers than any other rookie in major league history and still missing the playoffs, Pete Alonso, the Met known to fans as Polar Bear, retreated from the city into hibernation in October. One of his first stops was Yellowstone National Park. He pitched a tent and camped […]

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Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa

A 75-year-old mystery has been solved, and the families of 80 American sailors lost at sea will now have closure: the U.S.S. Grayback has finally been found. It was hidden from discovery all this time by a single errant digit. The mystery began on Jan. 28, 1944, when the Grayback, one of the most successful […]

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U.S. Navy Destroyer Sunk in World War II Is Found 20,000 Feet Under the Sea

It was a mismatch — a small task unit of United States Navy ships confronted by a mighty squadron of Japanese destroyers. The Americans went on the attack with every mortar and torpedo that they had, repelling the enemy vessels that had threatened to cut off the supply lines for an amphibious landing led by […]

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Booker Prize Winner ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Is Coming to America

The morning after Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize, for her novel “Girl, Woman, Other,” her American publisher announced that the book would come out in the United States a month earlier than previously scheduled — and that it was printing 50,000 more copies, up from an initial run of 10,000. Now the book is […]

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Trump Tweets Faked Photo of Hero Dog Getting a Medal

President Trump on Wednesday shared an altered photograph of himself placing a medal around the neck of the dog injured in the raid last weekend that led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s leader. The image, which bears a watermark for a social media account for the conservative news site The […]

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Dave Chappelle, Subversive and Charming, Wins Mark Twain Prize for Comedy

WASHINGTON — Dave Chappelle, in the words of Jon Stewart, a former Comedy Central colleague, is the “black Bourdain.” “He’s the man that seeks out people and experience and knowledge and wants to touch it and feel it and be with it on the ground,” Mr. Stewart said at the Kennedy Center Sunday night, referring […]

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Trump’s Respite from Bad News Cycles: Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremonies

WASHINGTON — President Trump enjoys a unilateral executive move. For trade negotiations, he has tariffs. For several of his political allies, he has pardons. And for a growing number of athletes, donors and assorted Friends of the White House, he has the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Since he began giving them out last year, he […]

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It’s Campaign Season in Football, With the Heisman Trophy on the Line

MADISON, Wis. — The website befits a candidate for Congress. There is a biography, loaded with superlatives and the contender’s record of community service, plus a slogan. A visitor can watch a sharply produced 88-second video, or browse favorable press clippings and specially chosen statistics. Wisconsin is a presidential battleground, but the state’s flagship university […]

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Why I Resigned From the Gates Foundation

NEW DELHI — On Tuesday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister of India, with one of its Global Goal Awards in New York. The Gates Foundation has chosen to honor Mr. Modi for his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, or Clean India Mission, which claims to have built 100 […]

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 26 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

This has been an emotionally intense year for the poet and fiction writer Ocean Vuong. In June, his first novel, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” written as a Vietnamese immigrant son’s letter to his illiterate mother, came out to much fanfare. Not long before publication, Mr. Vuong’s own mother learned she had Stage 4 breast […]

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Colson Whitehead, Marlon James in Running for National Book Awards

Colson Whitehead’s novel “The Nickel Boys,” based on the horrific history of a Florida reform school, was nominated for the National Book Award for fiction on Friday, three years after the writer won the prize for his book “The Underground Railroad.” He was the only author in the fiction category to have been previously nominated […]

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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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