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Obama honors Joplin High School grads

After a weekend of NATO meetings, President Obama flew to Joplin, Missouri, Monday night to speak at Joplin High's graduation, one year after a tornado devastated the community and killed 161 people. Because of the students, the administrators, the city, and volunteers from across the country and around the world, the school reopened on time last fall. This class of 2012 did not leave their home for other schools in other towns. They stuck together. President Obama honored that dedication tonight.