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The Honor Plaza at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., spells out the Cadet Honor Code.<br>Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

51 West Point cadets caught cheating must repeat a year

Most of the 73 West Point cadets accused in the biggest cheating scandal in decades at the U.S. Military Academy are being required to repeat a year, and eight were expelled, academy officials said Friday.


Number of US troops in Afghanistan could increase to help with drawdown efforts

More American troops could deploy to Afghanistan in the coming months to help with U.S. withdrawal efforts from the country, Pentagon’s chief spokesman said Friday.


The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Philip, who died April 9 at the age of 99, was laid to rest in the Royal Vault at Windsor Castle after a funeral service steeped in military and royal tradition — but also pared down and infused with his own personality.

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All about your coronavirus vaccine card and what to do if you lose it

The official form of documentation to show you received a coronavirus vaccine is the small white vaccination record card issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which you receive after your first shot.


Essay

A combat photographer looks back on the 'forever war'

It was October 2005 when I first flew into Kabul aboard a Pakistani International Airlines flight. Mud homes pocked the desert landscape. Afghanistan looked quiet and serene — almost safe. That sense of security crumbled away moments after landing.



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Refugees win rare victory in Serbia landmark pushback ruling

The ruling is a rare official acknowledgment that countries in Europe conduct pushbacks in violation of European Union and international laws which ban forcibly returning people to other countries without looking into their individual circumstances or allowing them to apply for asylum.




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Essay

A combat photographer looks back on the 'forever war'

It was October 2005 when I first flew into Kabul aboard a Pakistani International Airlines flight. Mud homes pocked the desert landscape. Afghanistan looked quiet and serene — almost safe. That sense of security crumbled away moments after landing.