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GOP Candidate Carson Backs Off West Point Scholarship Claim

In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks in Lakewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

WASHINGTON -- Republican White House hopeful Ben Carson was not offered a formal scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point as he wrote in his autobiography, his campaign said Friday. Carson, a newcomer to national politics, has developed a passionate following based in part on an inspirational personal story and devotion t... more

Prosecutor: West Point Cadet Traded Videos of Boys Forced Into Sex

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A cadet in his last year at West Point collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. In opening statements at the trial of Ricky Patrick Hester, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Schorr warned jurors that the evidence is disturbing and graphic, "but in order t... more

Don't Call Them Army! It's 'Army West Point' Now

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No more separating Army and West Point. After a rebranding process with Nike that took 18 months, the athletic teams of the United States Military Academy will be called Army West Point and don new logos, uniforms and colors, the school announced late Monday. Academy officials said the decision to emphasize the connection between Army and West... more

Albright to Receive West Point Award for Service

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Award on Thursday, joining other citizens whose service to the nation illustrates the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country." The academy's announcement of the award, named for former West Point Superintendent Col. Sylvanus ... more

West Point Bans Cadet Pillow Fight after 30 Injured

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WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday. First-year students, known as "plebes," organize the annual pillow fight as a way to build camaraderie after a grueling summer o... more

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