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  1. Photo of black West Point cadets raising their fists prompts investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 9 | Watertown Daily Times

    The photo shows 16 black women. They are posed at the U.S. Military Academy, all pictured in cadet dress uniforms.


  2. No joke. April Foolsa Day has been banned in China.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | Watertown Daily Times

    The ancient tradition of hoaxing and playing practical jokes on the first day of April has fallen victim to China's crackdown. Like democracy and free speech, it is a Western concept that simply isn't welcome here.


  3. West Point cadet acquitted of sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | Watertown Daily Times

    A panel of five Army officers reached a not-guilty verdict in the military trial of Cadet Lukas M. Saul. The 23-year-old Saul had been charged with violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice involving inappropriate contact with a cadet without her consent three times in 2012.


  4. Former Fort Drum deputy commander becomes first female West Point commandantRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | Watertown Daily Times

    As she was introduced as the first female commandant of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Brig. Gen. Diana M. Holland said she was grateful to be around a team and cadets willing to contribute and make sacrifices when the nation called.


  5. Looking BackwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    Nov. 29, 2005: Three leaks in four days at the Jefferson County Office Building, 175 Arsenal St., made life inconvenient and frustrating for county employees, but caused minimal damage. Nov. 29, 1990: The new postal satellite office will be at Watertown Mart at the Globe MiniMall, a U.S. Postal Service representative said.


  6. GOP hopeful Carson: Questions on veracity are a irrelevantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says questions about his veracity are irrelevant to the nation's search for the next president. The retired neurosurgeon is facing questions over the accuracy of his autobiography, including his claim that he was offered a full scholarship to West Point military academy.


  7. GOP candidate Carson backs off West Point scholarship claimRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    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 to Christian values.


  8. Third woman is close to graduating from Armya s Ranger SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    On Friday, a 37-year-old Army major with two children is likely to become the third woman ever to graduate from the Army's grueling Ranger School, according to three people with knowledge of her status, including a senior official. Maj. Lisa Peplinski Jaster would join Capt.


  9. Annual pillow fight at West Point turns violent; 30 injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets. Photos and video have circulated on social media showing the Aug. 20 brawl, which The New York Times reports West Point did not confirm until Thursday.


  10. History made: Army Ranger School to graduate first female studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    Two female soldiers will graduate from the Army's grueling Ranger School on Friday, becoming the first women to ever complete what is considered one of the U.S. military's most difficult and premier courses to develop elite fighters and leaders, a senior Army official said. The accomplishment marks a major breakthrough for women in the armed services at a time when each of the military branches is required to examine how to integrate women into jobs like infantryman in which they have never been allowed to serve.


  11. Gen. Odierno gives final thoughts on Iraq before retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | Watertown Daily Times

    If Iraqi forces aren't making good progress against Islamic State militants in the next several months, the U.S. should consider embedding American troops with the Iraqis, the Army's retiring top general said Wednesday. Gen. Raymond Odierno, who retires as Army chief of staff on Friday, said the U.S. forces would not be directly involved in the fight.


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