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Some grad speakers can generate heat; others not

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Graduation speakers are a hot topic these days. It’s that time of year as colleges and high schools churn out their latest product lines.

The speaker that got people the hottest under the collar was former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. And she never uttered a word on the stage.

Rice was invited to speak at the commencement for Rutgers University in New Jersey. But her ties to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while serving in the administration of George W. Bush — and allegations from students and professors that she played a part in alleged torture tactics and brand...



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