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San Francisco State University (SFSU) held a special graduation ceremony on Sunday for students who are living in the U.S. illegally. (Facebook/IDEAS)

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Stack of bibles in different languages

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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, people walk in front of the Notre Dame administration building, known as the Golden Dome, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame is suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that its health insurance plans for students and employees cover birth control. The university filed its lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in U.S. District Court in South Bend. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, FILE)

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An FBI intelligence analyst, who did not wish to be identified, spoke at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter School in Bergen County, New Jersey, on Tuesday to warn students against joining the Islamic State militant group. (CBS 2)

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A substitute teacher at Gwynn Park Middle School in Prince George's County, Maryland, has been removed from the classroom after a video surfaced showing him striking a group of screaming middle school children with a belt. (WTTG-TV)

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Pledge of Allegiance - In Massachusetts, Democratic State Congressman Frank Smizik vocally backed a 2011 effort by the Brookline Political Action for Peace group to ban the Pledge of Allegiance in school. The group said that the pledge had no educational value and was “reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.” While students already had the right not to say the pledge, Smizik claimed that students who refused were being bullied. He agreed to co-sign the resolution, citing both the First Amendment and a calling it an anti-bullying measure. At the time, School Committee Chairwoman Rebecca Stone was reported to have said that, with other important issues on their agenda, she didn't believe that the Committee intended to reconsider the existing policy.

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Omar Currie, a 25-year-old teacher at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School in Efland, North Carolina, is being criticized by angry parents after he read to his students Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland's "King & King," a fairy tale about two princes who fall in love with each other. (WTVD)

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Actor and comedian Ed Helms blasted Rolling Stone magazine in a commencement speech Friday at the University of Virginia, following a now-retracted article about a gang rape on campus that has landed the magazine in a defamation lawsuit. (YouTube/University of Virginia)

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Centennial High School senior Doyle Trout, left, and his classmates react as his childhood and high school photographs appear on the screen during the senior slide show during graduation on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Trout, a four-time state wrestling champion who lost his left leg in an accident, is going to the University of Wyoming on a wrestling scholarship. Wyoming is honoring Trout's scholarship, and he hopes to wrestle again someday but doing that won't be easy.(Francis Gardler/The Journal-Star via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT

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Pledge of Allegiance - In Massachusetts, Democratic State Congressman Frank Smizik vocally backed a 2011 effort by the Brookline Political Action for Peace group to ban the Pledge of Allegiance in school. The group said that the pledge had no educational value and was “reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.” While students already had the right not to say the pledge, Smizik claimed that students who refused were being bullied. He agreed to co-sign the resolution, citing both the First Amendment and a calling it an anti-bullying measure. At the time, School Committee Chairwoman Rebecca Stone was reported to have said that, with other important issues on their agenda, she didn't believe that the Committee intended to reconsider the existing policy.

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Vice President Joe Biden gestures after donning a pair of sunglasses as he delivers the Class Day Address at Yale University, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in New Haven, Conn. Biden urged graduating students to question the judgment of others, but not their motives to build consensus. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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York Comprehensive High School in South Carolina will allow students to display American flags on their vehicles after the local community protested a ban it had recently put in place. (Image: WSOC-TV Channel 9, S.C. screenshot) ** FILE **

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California Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question concerning his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday May 14, 2015. Brown's $115.3 billion spending plan would send billions more to public schools and freeze in-state undergraduate tuition and establish a new state tax credit of the working poor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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U.S. Army Pfc. Amy Alexanders dresses in her Marine Standard battle gear before taking part in a physical demands study in Ft. Stewart, Ga. Congress is prodding the armed forces to come up with a special line of women's combat boots, in different styles, as studies show that military women are more susceptible to stress fractures from marching and training. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on questions for Democratic candidates for president by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at Lake Area Technical Institute, Friday, May 8, 2015 in Watertown, S.D. Obama visited South Dakota to promote his proposal to offer two years for free community college to qualified students. (AP Photo/{photo})

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File - In this April 2, 2014 photo, a Pre-K student works papier mache at the South Education Center, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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A student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign uses a microscope during his studies. (Image: Facebook, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) ** FILE **

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In this May 26, 2009, file photo, Betty Hale, center, instructs a physical education class at Eberhart Elementary School in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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A West Virginia mother is suing the Logan County Board of Education for violating Jared Marcum's constitutional rights after he was charged and suspended for wearing an National Rifle Association T-shirt to school. (WBOY 12)