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High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.

Swedish school forgets to offer required course for graduation

High school seniors in Sweden are forced to finish an entire course in four days before graduation or accept a failing grade because of an error made by the administration.

Unemployment quicksand:Tips for new grads stuck in a rut

Newly minted graduates are often stuck in a veritable Chinese finger trap. The harder they pull to get out, the more they struggle.

Bear crashes graduation at California middle school

Bakersfield - A group of California students and their families got a surprise guest yesterday when a young black bear showed up for the festivities.

Video: Sarah Cooper gets marriage proposal at her graduation

Sarah Cooper, American University graduate, received more than just her diploma on her graduation day. Sam Miller, fellow graduate and boyfriend since her freshman year, proposed marriage with a diamond engagement ring.

Richard Murie, 88, oldest graduate at University of Arkansas Special

Fayetteville - Murie was the oldest graduate at the University of Arkansas' Commencement where he received a Master of Arts in Spanish at the age of 88, and he has more goals in mind.

Catholic school bans graduation speaker because he's gay

A Catholic high school has decided to revoke its invitation to their graduation keynote speaker, the older brother of one of the graduates and 1998 grad of the school, because he's gay.

Op-Ed: Wasilla High School allows 'Bohemian Rhapsody' after banning it

Wasilla - Alaska's Wasilla High School tried to ban “Bohemian Rhapsody” from this year's graduation program because it was written by a gay man, the late Freddie Mercury.

New graduates receive words of wisdom at commencement Special

Baker City - It's that time of year, and everyone expects something special at graduation. For these Baker High School graduates in Oregon, there was no disappointment. This year's commencement was filled with words of wisdom.

Jimmy Carter Saddened By Gaza Strip Conditions

A possible attempt to kill former president Jimmy Carter has been foiled on a trip to Gaza. A car bomb was found along the route that Carter was taking. Carter was in Gaza to give a graduation speech for UN-run schools.

Inspiration Thy Name Is Brryan Jackson

Eighteen years ago a father committed a horrible crime in order not to have to pay child support. He injected his infant son with a tainted needle of HIV infected blood at a hospital where the boy was recovering from an illness.

Prankster gets 24 hours of community service

Calvin Morett of Saratoga Springs, New York interrupted this year's graduation ceremony for Saratoga High School by running across the stage in a giant penis costume.

Hundreds Of Texas Students Barred from Graduation Because of Test Failure

It's that time of year again to bring out the cap and gown as family members pack venues across the country to see their family members walk across the stage and receive that diploma. But for many students in Texas, they will not be walking.

Great Great Granny Graduates From University

The goal of so many people: a college education. At 83-years-old, Ruth Stoeffler has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Science Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She began her degree program in 1995.

ACLU Sues Florida For Low Graduation Numbers In A Benchmarking Action

The American Civil Liberties Union has brought forth the first-ever type lawsuit against Palm Beach County School District for the violation of providing a quality education, claiming there are not enough students graduating from high school.

Changes May be in Store for Maine Graduating Seniors

Last month, Maine passed legislation that stated all graduating high school seniors are to be encouraged to apply to at least one post-secondary program. Now they want to step that up to a requirement.

Dad, I want new breasts for graduation

'Il Daddy I vuole i nuovi boobs per la graduazione.' Translation: Daddy I want new boobs for graduation. In Italy it's the top graduation gift for girls. The girls don't want cars or money, give them the boobs and they are happy little campers.

Concordia Graduates Celebrate By Skinny Dipping

Recently graduated students at Concordia College in Minnesota celebrated by stripping down and getting wet.

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