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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 - 1:27 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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In this webcam image provided by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is the snow covered Squaw Valley High Camp Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Olympic Valley, Calif. Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but California is heading toward the holiday with rainy, windy and snowy weather. The Squaw Valley resort at Lake Tahoe reports it got 32 inches of snow over the past seven days, boosting its season total to 714 inches. Unsettled weather will continue into next week. (Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 5:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2019 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's planned July Fourth extravaganza on the National Mall could become a giant Trump rally on the taxpayers' dime, a Democratic senator cautioned Wednesday. But Interior Secretary David Bernhardt defended Trump's still-vague Independence Day plans for...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019 file photo, National Security Adviser John Bolton talks to reporters about Venezuela, outside the White House, in Washington. Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the United States Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bolton has been President Donald Trump's national security adviser since April of last year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2019 - 1:35 am
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the United States Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bolton has been President Donald Trump's national security adviser since April of last year. He previously served...
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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 - 10:40 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 18, 2019 - 10:40 am
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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Same-sex marriage supporters hug outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 17, 2019, after Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 17, 2019 - 7:48 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Legislators pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church...
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In this Friday, May 10, 2019, photo, the 17th century built Dutch fort, which was a popular tourist site, stands empty in Galle, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide’s top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. More than 250 people, including 45 foreigners mainly from China, India, the U.S. and the U.K., died in the Islamic State group-claimed blasts. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
May 15, 2019 - 10:17 pm
HIKKADUWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. Many of those booked to come in the next few months have canceled. Hotel occupancy has plummeted by 85...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 15, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a $1 billion casino. The bill, approved 275-146, would allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to hold 321 acres of reservation land in trust, despite...
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President Donald Trump joins an iftar dinner, which breaks a daylong fast, celebrating Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 13, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating the month of Ramadan as a time when people join forces in "pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace." Trump is holding an iftar dinner for ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps representing Muslim-majority nations. The iftar dinner...
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