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Only in America: The price of being average

A former college student claims a C+ cost her $1.3 million in future salary — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A former student is suing Pennsylvania's Lehigh University, claiming that a C+ grade cost her $1.3 million in salary. Megan Thode alleges a professor gave her the low grade over non-academic disputes, ruining her chance to become a state-certified addiction counselor with better pay. "She's literally lost a career," said Thode's lawyer.