Graduation

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper talks to the media with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah at the Pentagon in Washington. Barely four months into his tenure, Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East – most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria – that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
November 14, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has opened the door for athletes at the nation’s military academies to play professional sports after they graduate, and delay their active-duty service. Esper signed a memo last Friday laying out the new guidelines, which says the athletes must get...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Japan for the G-20 summit.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student athletes graduating from the...
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Patrick Reed hits out of the bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 14, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 14, 2019 - 10:53 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Patrick Reed survived to play the weekend at the U.S. Open, but his wedge didn't. The former Masters champion broke the wedge in half over his knee after flubbing a chip on the...
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In this May 23, 2019 photo, Principal Kenny DeMoss gives closing remarks during Parkersburg High School's 2019 graduation ceremony, in Parkersburg, W.Va. The West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in the address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in the speech, but asserted the ideas were his own. (Michael Erb/News and Sentinel via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in...
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In this May 22, 2019 photo Briana Love, center, and fellow underclassmen prepare to drill at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The class graduating on Saturday, May 25, will include 223 women, the largest number since the first female cadets graduated in 1980. It will include 117 African-Americans, more than double the number from 2013, and the largest number of Hispanics, 88. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that they are "the best of the best." Pence congratulated the West Point graduates on behalf of President Donald Trump, and told them, "As you accept the...
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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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National Security Adviser John Bolton stands for the national anthem at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." Bolton gave the keynote speech at the 138th commencement of the academy in New London,...
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Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta. (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 11:40 pm
A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at up to $40 million. Robert F. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement while...
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May 19, 2019 - 8:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ten new driver license examiners are being assigned to 10 offices of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. Division officials say in a news release that the new examiners graduated Friday from training school and will begin work Monday. They'll be assigned to offices...
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Actor and 1988 Longview High School graduate Matthew McConaughey delivers the commencement speech at the school's graduation ceremony in Longview, Texas, on Friday, May 17, 2019. McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. (Les Hassell/The News-Journal via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told...
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