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Body of Pilot Recovered in Fatal Hot Air Balloon Crash

Preparations for the University of Richmond’s graduation ceremony were tinged with sadness Sunday, just days after two members of its athletic staff were killed when a hot air balloon drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed.



Gift Guide For The College Graduate

Show your grad how proud you are with a special gift from the heart. Here are a few ideas for your upcoming college graduate.



Today’s Advice to Graduates: No Selfies

Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don’t snap that selfie.



Report: Md. High School Graduation Rate Hits 84%

An annual report on high school graduation says Maryland’s high school graduation rate is 84 percent, slightly above the national high school graduation rate.


Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an "unconscionable act" carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to keep them from getting an education — "or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls."  (credit: Feng Li/Getty Images)

Senior Launches Petition Urging School To Rethink Decision About Having Michelle Obama Speak At Graduation

A Kansas high school senior has launched a petition drive urging school officials to rethink their decision to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at graduation next month in Topeka.


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Md. Graduation Rate Up to 83.6 Percent in 2012

Maryland education officials say the state’s graduation rate was 83.6 percent for the class of 2012, an increase of 1.5 percentage points over two years.


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Best Places To Buy Gifts For Grads In Washington DC

Graduation is a momentous fete that calls for a remembered gift from one of these Washington DC stores.


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Best Places For Graduation Parties In Washington DC

New graduate? Congratulations! It’s time to celebrate at one of these best places for graduation parties in Washington DC.


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Blue Angels Cancellation Means No Show at Naval Academy

The U.S. Navy’s cancellation the rest of the popular Blue Angels’ aerobatic team’s season because of automatic federal budget cuts means the group won’t perform at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation ceremonies.


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Obama to Speak at Naval Academy Graduation

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation in May.