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Chris Crafton of the U.S. Air Force was supposed to be stationed in Cuba, not at his daughter Taylor's high school graduation in Grand Forks, N.D.

Oh, how he had his family fooled this week.

Chris' family was prepared for his absence from Taylor's big day, to the point where they even made a cardboard cutout of him to sit in the crowd in spirit.

Not only did Crafton manage to end his deployment in time for her graduation, though, he declined to tell anyone in his family, not even his wife.

Which made this all the more amazing:

An announcement from the ceremony's MC was the only thing signaling Chris' arrival, just before he jogged onstage and embraced Taylor, saying:

"I told you, don't give up on your dad."

She never did, despite the demands of his job. He's spent 1,782 days deployed, by his count, saying "This is my last deployment so I had to make it happen."

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Jared Remy, the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has pleaded guilty in the slaying of Jennifer Martel, the mother of his 4-year-old daughter.

Remy’s admission of the killing, which took place as the girl watched and three neighbors screamed, earned him life in prison with no parole.

His plea, entered before Middlesex Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman, spares friends and family of Martel and Remy the anguish of a protracted trial.

It also means Remy will forgo what the judge called his possible “partial defense” of anxiety, depression, and steroid and prescription drug use.

“I would like to say, ‘Blame me for this, not my family,’” said Remy, the 35-year-old son of celebrated Boston baseball player and announcer Jerry.

Rising to speak in handcuffs for two minutes, Jared Remy called himself a “bad apple” and imagined Martel watching over their daughter from heaven.

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Roy Costner is making headlines for his recent high school graduation speech.

But not because he offered his fellow classmates any specifically memorable life advice.

Instead, the valedictorian at Liberty High in South Carolina ripped up his preapproved script and chose instead to recite the Lord’s Prayer on stage.

The teenager made the bold move as a protest against the district, which recently banned all forms of prayer from graduation services.

Watch the attendees' response to the gesture by Costner below:

And it looks like Costner will get away with this breaking of rules.

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Seth Rogen is known for comedy, but he was clearly not joking around when he took to Twitter to address the astonishing remarks made by a Washington Post columnist which link the actor's films to the mentality of UCSB shooter Elliot Rodger.

Seth Rogen at MTV Movie Awards

When Rogen blasts Justin Bieber, he makes with the laughs, but he adopted an appropriately serious tone to respond to Ann Hornaday's op-ed piece blaming films made by Rogen and Judd Apatow for inspiring Friday night's shooting that killed six and injured thirteen.

Hornaday refers to the movies of Rogen and Apatow as "escapist fantasies" that "revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment" and cause young men such as Rodger to equate sex with violence.

The film critic specifically calls out Rogen's recent comedy Neighbors for making men Rodger's age "feel shut out of college life that should be full of 'sex and fun and pleasure.'"

Needless to say, Rogen was not pleased to find his name mentioned in connection with the tragic shooting:

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Robi Ludwig is a psychologist who needs to have her license revoked immediately.

The doctor appeared on Fox News this week and was asked about Elliot Rodger, the VERY troubled 22-year old who killed six people in California Friday night before shooting himself in the head.

Prior to this heinous act, Rodger posted a video online and penned a manifesto that blamed women for choosing "stupid and obnoxious guys" over him, while ranting about being treated "like scum" by the opposite sex.

What might have been Rodger's motivation for committing mass murder? Ludwig has a theory.

"When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,'" Ludwig says in the above clip. "Then I started to have a different idea: 'Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?

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With their glamorous red carpet appearances, luxurious homes and larger than life personas, celebrities may seem rather out of touch with common folk.

When it comes to Kim Kardashian and the like, this is 100 percent the case. But it's not always true. A special group of stars never forgot where they came from.

On this Memorial Day, we take a look back at 19 celebrities, past and present, who served in our country's armed forces before their famous careers.

Some saw combat, while others served as journalists or in other capacities. All felt the call to serve, and what better occasion than today than to thank them for that.

Here's a look at 19 stars who represented the Stars and Stripes. Some will undoubtedly surprise you, while other famous veterans won't. Take a look!

Drew Carey
The Price is Right host Drew Carey spent six years (1980-1986) in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He still has the haircut!

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New details have emerged surrounding Elliot Rodger and the killing rampage this 22-year old went on Friday night in the California college town of Isla Vista.

According to a YouTube video posted hours prior to his attack, Rodger targeted the women who snubbed him over the years, along with the men they selected over him, in a stabbing and shooting massacre than took the lives of six people. 

Elliot Rodger Picture

"I'll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you," Rodger says in the disturbing video, adding that he’s a virgin who never even kissed a girl and saying:

"I don't know why you girls are so repulsed by me. I am polite. I am the ultimate gentleman. And yet, you girls never give me a chance. I don't know why."

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In a rampage police are describing as “premeditated mass murder,” seven people were killed last night when a young man opened fire from a slow-moving vehicle in Isla Vista near the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Seven others are being treated for injuries at a local hospital.

Among those dead is the suspected shooter, a 22-year old named Elliot Rodger.

According to Santa Barbara County sheriff's office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover, authorities have "obtained and [are] currently analyzing written and video evidence" from Rodger that suggests this horror had been planned as an act of revenge.

The video in question is titled "Retribution" and it was posted by Rodger hours before his alleged actions. The clip describes Rodger's anger over girls not finding him attractive and how he plans to make everyone pay.

It's frightening, disturbing stuff:

Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, the second unit director of the The Hunger Games.

He died at the scene of a gunshot to the head, although it remains unclear whether or not the wound was self-inflicted.

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Six Iranian residents were arrested May 18 for creating a music video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy," according to reports.

They were later freed, but not before suffering alleged police brutality.

Reihane Taravati, one of the women in the video and the sister of video director Siavash Taravati, announced via Facebook that they had been cut loose.

While in custody, though, she says they were placed in solitary confinement, forced to strip naked and perform squats and not allowed to use the toilet.

Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia ordered the arrest for their "obscene video that offended the public morals," later forcing the group to repent on state TV.

Pharrell commented on Facebook, posting a photo of the group and writing, "It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness."

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Sorry, Mariano Rivera.

You are no longer the king of the save.

The following footage depicts two men gathering at the base of a building in Guangdong Province because a one-year has climbed on to a second-story ledge during a thunderstorm.

Identified as Mr. Li and Mr. Hu, the men actually catch the falling child in their arms and all escape the scary incident unscathed. See for yourself now:

"I didn't think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him,” Li told China's CCTV, while Hu added it was “nothing but human instinct” that caused him to come to the rescue.

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