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The conviction of a former Naval Academy midshipman for sexually assaulting a female midshipman while she slept has been overturned.
Editor's note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
Rapidly completed investigations by the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point have concluded that controversial on-camera gestures made by several cadets and midshipmen were not "white power" symbols.
In a Friday statement, the Naval Academy said it had completed its probe into hand gestures by two midshipmen during the Dec. 14 Army-Navy game.
Sean Spicer is back to business.
Spicer left behind the Foxtrot and flashy blouses of his recent stint on "Dancing with the Stars," donning a suit and magenta tie for his first Naval Academy Board of Visitors meeting Monday, where an expected budget approval delay was discussed despite infrastructure needs at the academy.
President Donald Trump's latest nominee to lead the U.S. Navy has deep Philadelphia ties: Kenneth Braithwaite was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, once served as a Ridley Park Councilman and worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base.
Trump announced early Monday that he was nominating Braithwaite, a retired Rear Admiral and the current ambassador to Norway, to replace the ousted Richard Spencer.
The Naval Academy has opened an investigation after an employee reported finding a noose in Rickover Hall on Aug. 28, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.