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Obama gets standing ovations at UC Irvine commencement
Obama gets standing ovations at UC Irvine commencement

President Obama on Saturday challenged the 2014 graduating class of UC Irvine to build on the legacy of the Orange County campus, which was among the first to show that man-made chemicals were harming the atmosphere. Speaking to more than 30,000 in attendance at a commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Obama urged the graduates to combat global warming and not be swayed by "a stubborn status quo, people determined to stymie your efforts to bring about change." "When President Kennedy set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it would be too expensive, that it would take too long," he said. "But nobody ignored the science. I...

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