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Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

The commencement speech season is underway and recent grads are soaking up the advice and wisdom from speakers across the country.

Last weekend, Michelle Obama spoke at Tuskegee University in Alabama, one of the nation's premier historically black universities. She spoke openly about being black in America:

"There will be times ... when you feel like folks look right past you, or they see just a fraction of who you really are," she told grads.

"The road ahead is not going to be easy," she said. "It never is, especially for folks like you and me."

What would happen if Americans and South Africans switch diets for a week? Hint: It doesn't turn out that well for the South Africans.

What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

They switched diets.

Twenty South Africans gave up their corn porridge and vegetable stews for burgers and fries.

And 20 Pittsburghians sacrificed fast food staples for the low-fat, high-fiber fare that South Africans traditionally eat.

Dr. Stephen O'Keefe, a professor of nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was eager to find out what would happen next.

O'Keefe knew that South Africans tend to have much lower rates of colon cancer than Americans. And he wanted to find out if food might be a factor.

A Nepalese army chopper, which spotted the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, lands at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday.

All 8 Bodies Recovered From U.S. Helicopter Crash In Nepal

The bodies of all eight soldiers who were on a U.S. Marine helicopter when it crashed on an earthquake relief mission in Nepal have been recovered, Nepalese government and military sources said.

The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were recovered near the crash site in remote mountains northeast of Kathmandu.

The wreckage of the UH-1 Huey was found Friday after days of searching by Nepalese aircraft and U.S. satellites. The aircraft went missing Tuesday as it delivered aid to villages damaged in last month's earthquake, which killed more than 8,000.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas. According to the Clintons' financial disclosure, she received an honorarium of $225,000 for that event.

Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

It's widely known the Clintons have done well for themselves in recent years, but until now, it wasn't clear just how well. Today, the campaign filed a financial disclosure report revealing they earned $30 million in just the last seventeen months.

The report is not yet posted on the Federal Elections Commission website, but the campaign voluntarily released it to reporters. It covers the period from January 2014 to present.

Judy Clarke and David Bruck, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense attorneys, leave the Moakley federal courthouse on April 8 after their client was found guilty.

Boston Bomber's Attorney Is An Outspoken Opponent Of Death Penalty

Judy Clarke, the defense attorney of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death today, has a long history of defending those accused of serious crimes.

President Barack Obama's 2014 Financial Disclosure Report

Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

You just had a good look at your financial situation last month, when you did your tax return. Now you can check out the government's official financial reports on President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Federal elected officials, candidates and high-level bureaucrats have to file annual financial disclosure statements. The Obamas and Bidens submitted their 2014 reports this week.

A Qatar Airways plane loads cargo on Feb. 3, 2013, at  John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The big three U.S. airlines — Delta, United and American — say Persian Gulf carriers like Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad are "dumping" seats in the U.S.

Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

Many U.S. passengers who have been wedged into coach-class seats on long flights might welcome more flying options — even if that competition were to come from overseas.

But the chief executives for Delta, United and American airlines say it's not fair if such competition involves big government subsidies given to state-backed carriers.

Investigators Examining Whether Amtrak Train Was Struck By Object

One of the assistant conductors on the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring more than 200, has told investigators that just prior to the crash she heard a radio transmission from the engineer that the locomotive had been struck, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

"Our investigation has not independently confirmed this information, but we have seen damage to the left-hand lower portion of the Amtrak windshield that we have asked the FBI to come in and look at for us," NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will verify companies' claims of using non-GMO ingredients through its Process Verified Program.

USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

If you want to know if the beef you're buying is grassfed, there's a U.S. Department of Agriculture label for that. The agency is also behind the nation's biggest certified organic label, and an antibiotic-free one, too.

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