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World War II veteran Don S. Miyada of Westminster, Calif., looks to the stage during a ceremony in honor of Japanese American World War II veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Nov. 1, 2011. Nearly seven decades after Pearl Harbor, Congress honored Japanese-American military units that helped the United States win World War II on two fronts despite the hardships endured by many troops'’ families back home. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Graduation heals World War II internment wounds

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who missed his 1942 graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans finally walked in a cap and gown last week, more than seven […]

06/23/2014

President Barack Obama stands on stage with class Valedictorian Naomi Desilets, left, and student body President Reginald Sarpong prior to delivering the commencement address for Worcester Technical High School, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama holds up technical school as model for US

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Saluting graduates as they leave the safety of high school behind, President Barack Obama held up a revitalized New England technical school on Wednesday as a model for the United States […]

06/11/2014

Karlesha Thurman posted this photo of herself breastfeeding her baby during her graduation at Cal State University Long Beach, on her Facebook page.

Outrage over breastfeeding college grad ignites the Internet

25-year-old Karlesha Thurman just graduated from California State University, Long Beach. And she posted a photo from the ceremony on Facebook that made the Internet go crazy. Karlesha is a single mother, and she brought […]

06/11/2014

Philly-area school has 14 sets of graduating twins

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — Those attending a suburban Philadelphia high school commencement ceremony this month will see a lot of familiar faces: The school plans to graduate no fewer than 14 pairs of twins. The […]

06/09/2014

Former President George H. W. Bush, left, shakes hands with Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, as Bush is awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Elder Bush, Queen of Soul honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University. George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin and six others were honored at Thursday’s commencement. Harvard President Drew […]

05/29/2014

This undated photo provided by the Hamden Police Department shows Danielle Shea of Quincy, Mass. (AP Photo/Hamden Police Department)

Police: Woman called in bomb threats to graduation

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A former student called in bomb threats to a Quinnipiac University’s commencement in Connecticut in a bid keep her family from learning that she wasn’t graduating despite taking money for her […]

05/19/2014

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As college students walk, speakers walk away

Forget about their students not making it to graduation. Now colleges have to wonder whether their speakers will. From Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the head of the International Monetary Fund and the former […]

05/14/2014

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President Obama to speak at UC Irvine’s commencement ceremony

A school that sits on land that was set aside by a US President 50 years ago, will be host to the current president for a special commencement ceremony in June. Dr. Thomas Parham, who […]

03/21/2014

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