Cadets in Controversial Photo Cleared
The black female West Point cadets who took a photo with hands raised in fists — provoking questions about whether it was a political statement — were cleared Tuesday following a probe by the academy.

The 16 cadets — members of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2016 — did not violate any code of conduct regulations, and the April 26 photo was one of several that the young women took in a spur-of-the-moment shot, the prestigious military academy said.

"It was intended to demonstrate 'unity' and 'pride,' according to the findings of the inquiry," according to a statement.
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