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'Best Of' 2016 Commencement Speeches

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It's commencement season! Which means we're bringing you excerpts from a few of the best commencement speeches delivered to the graduating class of 2016.

We start with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, she of Lean In fame. She delivered her commencement address at the University of California, Berkeley on Saturday. Read a transcript here. Watch below.

Composer and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed graduates at the University of Pennsylvania on May 16. Read a transcript here. Watch below.

Samantha Power is the current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Problem From Hell." She delivered remarks at the 2016 Class Day exercises held at her alama matter, Yale University. Read a transcript of her remarks here. Watch the full event below.

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