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Valedictorian's Tweet Causes an Uproar

Texas student encounters anger online over her 'undocumented' boast

(Newser) - A high school senior in Austin, Texas, had good reason to do a little playful boasting: "Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords/medals, nice legs," tweeted Mayte Lara Ibarra on Friday, the day she graduated from Crockett High School. But it was one final... More »

Dad Offers Teens Money to Skip Drinking

Leo McCarthy starts scholarship after daughter was killed by drunk driver

(Newser) - CNN's Heroes blog profiles Leo McCarthy, a Montana father who launched a scholarship program after his 14-year-old daughter was killed when she was hit by an underage drunk driver. To be eligible, teens have to promise not to drink until they're 21 and to not get into... More »

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