Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday released a statement in support of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was detained by U.S. Border Patrol Agents after living and working in the country illegally for years.
The Pulitzers, journalism’s highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal.
The Nationals may regret shutting down ace Stephen Strasburg.
Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno spoke publicly for the first time since his firing to the Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post.
Jets running back Shonn Greene told WFAN on June 16 that “38 or 39″ players participated in Mark Sanchez’s player-run workouts at Fairleigh Dickinson University earlier this month. But one Jets free agent wasn’t among them.
While a report from the Washington Post suggests the NFL lockout could end “during the next two or three weeks,” negotiators for the league and its players were meeting Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Maryland, trying to break a labor impasse now in its fourth month.
Frank Lautenberg, the nation’s oldest senator, is a little monster. Lautenberg will hold a fundraiser at Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington on Sept 7.
The Anti-Defamation League says TV host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award in protest of the organization’s opposition to a proposed mosque near ground zero.