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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.

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