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Diocese investigation clears Covington Catholic students

An investigation commissioned by the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School found no evidence of "racist or offensive statements" by Covington Catholic students during their encounter with Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial in January, according to the Washington Post.

The big picture: Investigators were not able to interview either Native American elder Nathan Phillips or Nicholas Sandmann, the student at the center of the incident, in person. The investigation relied on Sandmann's written account, third-party witness interviews, and statements from other students and chaperones.

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Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann, whose confrontation with Native American elder Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last weekend drew controversy, said that he wishes he "could have walked away and avoided the whole thing" in an interview that aired Wednesday on NBC's "Today." Sandmann added, "But I can’t say that I’m sorry for listening to him and standing there."

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