5 West Point Cadets Overdose During Spring Break in Florida, Officials Say

The cadets, along with another young man, were exposed to what is believed to be cocaine laced with fentanyl, and two were on ventilators late Friday, officials said.

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After a Bungled Theft of Navy’s Mascot Draws Fire, Goatnappers Strike Again

Leaders of the nation’s military academies say swiping one another’s mascot animals is strictly forbidden, but that hasn’t seemed to deter glory-seeking raiders.

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Army Cadets Tried to Get Navy’s Goat, Again. Commanders Were Not Amused.

Rivalries among the nation’s military academies include a long history of mascot-stealing “spirit missions” before football games, despite official condemnations.

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This Chemist’s Pandemic Hobby? Firing Medieval Cannonballs.

Gunpowder used in cannons helped change the nature of warfare, but it took a while to get the recipe just right.

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Buffalo Soldiers, the Famed Black Cavalry, Get a Statue at West Point

For decades, the Buffalo Soldiers taught military horsemanship to cadets at West Point. On Friday, a statue was unveiled in their honor.

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West Point Scraps Second-Chance Program in Crackdown on Cheaters

The program, intended for those who had violated the school’s honor code, was criticized as too lenient when it was disclosed that 73 cadets had been accused of cheating on an exam.

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Backlash Over Leniency at West Point After 73 Cadets Accused of Cheating

The revelations — and the academy’s handling of them — have prompted a debate about integrity, rehabilitation, and what it means to be a cadet.

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West Point Cheating Scandal: What to Know

More than 70 West Point cadets have been accused of cheating on an exam, the institution’s largest academic scandal in decades.

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More Than 70 West Point Cadets Are Accused in Cheating Scandal

The U.S. Military Academy faces its biggest academic scandal in nearly 50 years over allegations of cheating on a calculus exam.

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For Cameron Kinley and Navy, the Army Game Can Give 2020 a Highlight

The rivalry is being played at West Point, the first time the game has not been at a neutral site in 77 years.

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Those Who Told the Truth in This Election

Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.

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Sydney Barber Will Be First Black Woman to Lead Midshipman at U.S. Naval Academy

Sydney Barber will break one of the final leadership barriers in the Annapolis, Md., school’s 175-year history.

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With Kids in Sports Bubbles, These Parents Are Desperate for a Way In

Many parents are used to following their pro-athlete offspring from game to game. With the pandemic keeping them out of stadiums, some are getting creative.

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Army Soldier Sentenced to 3 Years in Accident That Killed West Point Cadet

Staff Sgt. Ladonies P. Strong, who was convicted of negligent homicide, was behind the wheel of a truck that overturned last year, killing one and injuring more than 20.

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Trump Says He ‘Aced’ Cognitive Test, but White House Won’t Release Details

President Trump has repeatedly ridiculed Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s fitness to be president. Mr. Biden’s campaign has called it a smear that has backfired.

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Trump’s Tulsa Rally Endangers His Supporters

His made-for-TV rallies can be matters of life and death.

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Trump’s Halting Walk Down Ramp Raises New Health Questions

The president also appeared to have trouble raising a glass of water to his mouth during a speech at West Point a day before he turned 74, the oldest a president has been in his first term.

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Trump Made Inaccurate Claims About the Military During His West Point Speech

The president made misleading claims about his military budgets, the fight against the Islamic State and wars in the Middle East.

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Trump Speaks at West Point Graduation Amid Tensions With Military Leaders

The president said nothing about his clash with the Pentagon over sending active-duty troops to put down demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd.

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Latest Crop of West Point Graduates Includes First Observant Sikh Cadet

Anmol Narang said she was inspired to apply to West Point after visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii.

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Graduating West Point Cadets Isolate for Two Weeks Ahead of Trump Speech

The address comes as the coronavirus spreads — and during a breakdown in relations between the president and the nation’s top military leaders.

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Trump Rejects Renaming Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

By dismissing an idea under consideration by the Pentagon, the president positioned himself firmly against the movement to remove racist symbols and combat racism touched off by George Floyd’s death.

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15 West Point Cadets Test Positive for Coronavirus

More than 1,100 cadets returned to campus ahead of President Trump’s commencement speech in mid-June.

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Maskless Mike Pence

Readers are disturbed that the vice president would set such a bad example while visiting the Mayo Clinic. Also: The president at West Point; how universities struggle during the crisis.

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Trump Commencement Address Summons West Point Cadets Back to Campus

The president’s off-again, on-again speech in June will bring back 1,000 cadets who had scattered across the country to help counter the coronavirus.

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