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6 Students Who Lost Their Diplomas Over Controversial Graduation Speeches

While some of these students were eventually awarded their diplomas, the content of their speeches was deemed too hot for commencement. 1. Kaitlin Nootbaar NBC NewsWire This week the internet is abuzz with the story of a graduating Oklahoma student who was denied her high school diploma, thanks to a slip of the tongue during her valedictory address. [...]

NYC Mayor Honors NASA’s Last Space Shuttle Crew

Hard to believe that the final Space Shuttle mission is over and the USA doesn’t have a clear follow up to the shuttle program. However the final shuttle astronauts are being honored in New York City this week, most notably by Mayor Bloomberg. It wasn’t quite a tickertape parade, but the final space shuttle crew was [...]

When Hizzoner Can Be “Your Honor”

In the aftermath of New York’s decision to approve gay marriage, news broke that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would officiate at the wedding of two of his office aides. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has also reportedly backed out on his promise to officiate at a friend’s wedding. This raises a question –- why can a mayor [...]

The Quick 10: The mental_floss Groundhog Round UP

In case you haven’t already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog. But there’s good news – if you don’t like what he had to say, there are plenty of other groundhogs you can consult instead. Here they are, complete with what they predicted today: 1. Punxsutawney Phil. We’ll start [...]