Italy Salutes a War Hero and the Values He Fought For

Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated resistance fighter, died at age 103 this week, and his mourners want his legacy to live on.

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Military Base Names and the Cult of the Confederacy

By renaming military bases, the Defense Department dismantles an enduring legacy of the Lost Cause.

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Biden Learns to Live With the Risks of the Coronavirus

The president’s symptoms improved somewhat, a day after he tested positive for Covid-19.

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Give Duke Ellington the 1965 Pulitzer Prize

An overdue reckoning worth reckoning with.

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Biden Awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam Soldiers for ‘Incredible Heroism’

“They went far above and beyond the call of duty,” the president said as he bestowed America’s highest military honor upon four recipients.

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Army Bases That Honor Confederate Traitors Could Soon Be Renamed for These Heroes

The names “embody the best of the United States Army and America,” a commission established by Congress wrote in announcing its choices.

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Stephen Curry Left His Critics With Nothing Else to Say

Four N.B.A. championships. Two Most Valuable Player Awards. And yes, a finals M.V.P. Golden State’s Curry has nothing else to prove.

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Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards

With Joaquina Kalukango’s high notes and Billy Crystal’s lowbrow jokes, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s return after a tumultuous season.

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Sonia Boyce, a Winner at the Venice Biennale, Is Fighting Forgetting

Sonia Boyce triumphed with a work about the erasure of Black women artists. She greets the trophy with a mix of gratitude and circumspection.

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James Ijames on Winning a Pulitzer and Making ‘Hamlet’ a Comedy

The 41-year-old playwright’s show “Fat Ham,” set at a Southern barbecue, hasn’t even had an in-person production yet because of the pandemic.

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and The Washington Post

The New York Times won multiple awards, and The Washington Post won the prestigious public service category for its reporting on the attack on the Capitol.

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Dolly Parton Voted Into Rock & Hall Hall of Fame

The country singer had objected to being included, but will join a class that includes Carly Simon, Duran Duran and others from across genres.

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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The ship, a replenishment oiler, is designed to carry fuel to the Navy’s operating carrier strike groups.

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Turing Award Won by Programmer Who Paved Way for Supercomputers

In the 1970s, Jack Dongarra created code and concepts that allowed software to work easily with the world’s most powerful computing machines.

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Oscars Rewind: For Halle Berry, a Bittersweet Breakthrough

Since she won best actress for “Monster’s Ball,” no other Black woman has taken the prize, a fact she calls “heartbreaking.”

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Abel Prize for 2022 Goes to New York Mathematician

Dennis P. Sullivan of Stony Brook University and the City University Graduate Center won an award that is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for math.

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Dolly Parton Refused the Rock Hall of Fame

Turning down her nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame might be her way of making room for others in a ruthless music business.

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National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Clint Smith, Rebecca Donner and Anthony Veasna So were among the winners.

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Pritzker Prize Goes to Architect From West Africa

Using indigenous materials and local symbols, Francis Kéré makes buildings that serve the community he came from.

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Lauren Halsey Chosen for Met Roof Installation

The commission, on view from May 17 through Oct. 23, will invite visitors to explore connections to ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture and more.

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‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film at Wide-Open BAFTAs

Jane Campion won the best director prize at Britain’s Academy Awards for her tense western in an evening that saw a host of surprise winners.

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Black Troops Who Served in the Civil War Could Get Congressional Honor

Legislators have introduced a bill to honor their contribution with the Congressional Gold Medal.

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New York Times Wins 2 Polk Awards for Investigative Reporting

The Times was honored for coverage that revealed a plot behind the murder of the Haitian president and for investigations on the toll of America’s air war in the Middle East.

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Arbitration Panel Rejects US Figure Skaters Seeking Medal From Team Event

Nine American skaters asked the court to order the I.O.C. to award their silver medals from the event, the results of which have been in doubt since Kamila Valieva of Russia was found to have failed a drug test.

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She Had Never Acted, and Could Barely Read. Now, She’s an Egyptian Movie Star.

A stay-at-home mother deprived of an education, Damiana Nassar played a woman much like herself in “Feathers,” a Cannes winner that few in Egypt can see.

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NFL Announces Aaron Rodgers as MVP and a New Hall of Fame Class

He became the fifth player to win consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards and now trails only Peyton Manning on the career list. The Pro Football Hall of Fame also welcomed eight new members.

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Central Michigan University to Pay Tuition After Scholarship Error

Central Michigan University said the error was made by school staff members who were testing new messaging technology.

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Magawa, Hero Rat That Hunted Land Mines, Dies in Retirement

The African giant pouched rat sniffed out more than 100 mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia over five years, winning hearts and an international award.

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Quiet Awards Season Has Hollywood Uneasy

Audiences remain reluctant to return to theaters. And the kinds of movies that used to rely on the sheen of awards to attract moviegoers now find themselves in peril.

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Petition to Rescind Tony Blair’s Knighthood Gets Hundreds of Thousands of Signatures

Nearly 15 years after he left office, the prime minister’s support for the Iraq war has not been forgiven by many in Britain.

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Amy Schneider Wins the Most Consecutive ‘Jeopardy!’ Games of Any Female Contestant

Ms. Schneider won her 21st “Jeopardy!” game in a row, bringing her total earnings to $806,000.

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In Mexico, Women Directors Take the Lead

After decades of struggling for the recognition long granted their male peers, female filmmakers in Mexico are setting the industry ablaze.

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A 6th Grader Saves the Lives of Two People on the Same Day

Davyon Johnson, 11, has been honored for his Dec. 9 interventions but says he doesn’t understand the attention he’s drawn. It was “the right thing to do,” he said.

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She Broke Japan’s Comedic Barrier Playing Drunks and Fools (Yep, Men)

Niyo Katsura has won acclaim in rakugo, a classical form of Japanese storytelling, by doing anything onstage that a man can do.

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Why The Piolet D’Or is Climbing’s Biggest and Most Debated Award

Whether the Piolet D’Or, or Golden Ice Axe, alpine climbing’s biggest award, honors or encourages risk is debated in the sport.

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Meet the Beauty Queens of Al Dhafra

Camel beauty contests take center stage at a celebration of Bedouin culture, held annually in the United Arab Emirates.

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He Knows the Ballon d’Or Winner. No, He Won’t Tell.

Encrypted email servers, secret meetings, strict confidentiality: How the identity of the winner of the Ballon d’Or, soccer’s biggest individual prize, is guarded like a state secret.

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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani Wins AL MVP Award

The Angels’ two-way star inspires extreme devotion from his ardent supporters. Baseball writers concurred, unanimously giving him the A.L.’s Most Valuable Player Award.

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Phillies’ Bryce Harper Wins His Second NL MVP Award

Snubbed at the All-Star Game, Harper exploded in the second half, earning his second career M.V.P. Shohei Ohtani of the Angels was unanimously named A.L. M.V.P.

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Randy Arozarena and Jonathan India Win Rookie of the Year Awards

Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena and Cincinnati’s Jonathan India stood out in a deep rookie class for both leagues.

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Lawmakers Ask Biden to Rescind Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre

Seventeen members of Congress said they believed it was within President Biden’s authority to revoke Medals of Honor “when appropriate.”

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In N.F.L. Awards Race, M.V.P. Won’t Be the Only Close Call

Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Rams receiver Cooper Kupp could prevent the Cowboys from sweeping the N.F.L. season awards.

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Behind a Top Female Name in Spanish Crime Fiction: Three Men

Carmen Mola, a novelist publishing under a pen name, seemed to shatter a glass ceiling in the world of Spanish books. But when the author’s true identity was revealed while claiming a big prize, it was a shock.

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Nearly $7 Million Awarded in First Earthshot Prizes

Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.

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U.S.C. to Issue Honorary Degrees to Displaced Japanese Students

Jonathan Kaji, former president of the Asian Pacific Alumni Association at the University of Southern California, has been pushing the school to apologize for its treatment of its Nisei students since 2007.

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Maria Ressa is Only the 18th Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize in 126 Years

Past recipients include the women’s rights activist Jane Addams; the Catholic saint Mother Teresa; and the African leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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In Paris, It’s Literary Scandal Season Again

The Goncourt prize, a standard-bearer of the French novel known for its probity, has come under criticism over charges of conflict of interest after a juror voted to include her partner’s novel in a list of contenders.

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 2021 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

This year’s 25 winners include Ibram X. Kendi, who wrote “How to Be an Antiracist,” the poet Hanif Abdurraqib and the writer and curator Nicole Fleetwood. The awards come with prestige — and $625,000.

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For a Broadway Torn by a Pandemic, a Split-Personalities Tonys

The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”

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What’s Better, a Prize or a Patent?

Elon Musk has put up $100 million in prize money for a way to extract carbon from the atmosphere.

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