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Ed Helms blasted Rolling Stone magazine in a commencement speech Friday at the University of Virginia, following a now-retracted article about a gang rape on campus that has landed the magazine in a defamation lawsuit.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

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A Columbia University student takes part in her graduation ceremony on May 22, 2014. (Image: Facebook, Columbia University in the City of New York) ** FILE **

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College dropout Kanye West accepted an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Monday at its annual commencement. (YouTube)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event at Rancho High School in Las Vegas on May 5, 2016. (Associated Press)

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The Guggenheim Museum is being accused of discrimination after it banned a Brooklyn high school for life because a handful of students behaved badly during a class outing. (Wikipedia)

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In this April 30, 2015, photo, Brian Olivas, 17, looks at his smartphone between classes at the Cuyama Valley High School in New Cuyama, Calif. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)

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In this April 30, 2015, photo, students line up to take part in new Common Core-aligned standardized tests at the Cuyama Valley High School in New Cuyama, Calif. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)

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In this April 30, 2015, photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests in New Cuyama, Calif. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)