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Former WWII internees receive honorary UW degrees

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SEATTLE (AP) — More than six decades after their lives were shattered by the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, about 450 former University of Washington students have been awarded honorary degrees.

Relatives wept during the ceremony Sunday to honor Japanese-American students who were forced to leave the university in 1942. They were among 120,000 ethnic Japanese who were relocated under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"The message of today's event is a simple one,…

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