Over 70 West Point cadets accused of cheating

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  • More than 70 cadets training at West Point have been accused of cheating on a math exam that was being taken online due to COVID protocols. All but one of the 73 accused were freshmen. Fifty-five of them have admitted to cheating and have been enrolled in a six-month rehabilitation program focused on ethics. (Associated Press)
  • With President Trump vetoing the annual defense authorization bill, it leaves the 3% pay raise for U.S. troops in limbo. The bill also authorizes more than $740 billion in military programs and construction. The House was poised to return Monday, and the Senate on Tuesday, to consider votes to override the president’s veto. (Federal News Network)
  • A former procurement official with a non-governmental organization has plead guilty to bribing other NGO officers for information regarding contracts partly funded by USAID. The contracts were for food and supplies that would have been provided to various humanitarian crises. The Justice Department says Ernest Halilov of Turkmenistan faces sentencing next March.

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