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    ‘A roof over my kids’ head is what’s important’: Single mom’s tax return Facebook post goes viral

    GAFFNEY, S.C. — A single mother’s Facebook post about using her tax return to provide for her kids before herself is going viral. Christina Knaack, a single mother who works a minimum-wage job to support a 4-month-old and 2-year-old, posted a picture on Wednesday of a $5,400 tax return receipt along with strong words about the money and how she plans to spend it. “I got back $5,600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or […]

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    Blind 14-year-old female wrestler headed to Washington state tournament

    AUBURN, Wash. — A 14-year-old wrestler from Auburn, Washington, is dominating her sport without being able to see her opponents. “I started wrestling in sixth grade, it was hard,” said 14-year-old Goddess Ma’alona-Faletogo, who is blind. “I had to get used to all of the conditioning. It was stuff I later learned to love.” She is a freshman wrestler competing in the 225 pound weight class for Thomas Jefferson High School. “I didn’t believe that I could do anything, honestly, (but) wrestling […]

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    Trump revokes transgender bathroom protections, sending issue to states

    By Meg Wagner An issue for the states President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday ditched federal guidelines allowing transgender students in public schools to use the bathrooms of their choice, instead insisting that each state should be able to make its own rules about the hot-button issue. Instructions issued in May by former President Barack Obama allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities, not just their biological sex. Progressives hailed those guidelines […]

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    Woman’s warning after finding shirt tucked over her windshield goes viral

    FLINT, Mich. – A 19-year-old woman’s warning to others has been shared widely on Facebook after she found a shirt laid over her windshield Thursday. Ashley Hardacre had just finished working at the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint, Michigan, and walked across the dark parking lot to her car – when she found a blue flannel shirt thrown over her windshield and tucked underneath a windshield wiper. “There were two cars near me and one was running so I immediately […]

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    President Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants begins at Homeland Security

    By Meg Wagner 10,000 new immigration and customs agents The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released details on Tuesday about how it plans to implement President Donald Trump’s promise to crack down on undocumented immigration. The two memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly lay out the department’s plans to follow through on Trump’s January executive orders on border security, expanding the number of immigrants considered top priorities for removal and speeding up the deportation process. Under the new plan […]

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    5-year-old sneaks out with friend to ‘buy toys’ at night; driver rescues them from busy highway

    BOW, Wash. – A family is thanking a random stranger for stopping and saving their 5-year-old daughter from a midnight adventure. The young girl and her friend had waited until her parents had fallen asleep to sneak out. They had made it a quarter-mile before being stopped by Marc Breckenridge and his fiancé. “The first thing I saw was Zoey, their chocolate lab, standing right in the middle of the road,” said Breckenridge. Breckenridge was on his way home from […]

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    Vandals damage dozens of headstones at historic Jewish cemetery

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – Investigators are working to determine who vandalized dozens of headstones at a historic Jewish cemetery. Police would not say if they considered the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City to be a hate crime or not, according to KTVI. It is believed there was some organization behind the crime, meaning this was not the act of one individual. More than 100 headstones were damaged. Video shot from above the cemetery shows scores of […]

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    Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who participated in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

    DENVER – Jim Serowski said his employees told him they planned to skip work on Thursday to participate in “A Day Without Immigrants,” the nationwide day of protest. Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his message to them was clear and unwavering: “If you’re going to stand up for what you believe in you have to be willing to pay the price.” As promised, when his foreman and some 30 brick layers failed to show up […]

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    Couple reveals pregnancy in powerful photo with 452 IVF needles

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas – After struggling with infertility for years, a couple in Texas used a powerful photo to announce that they were expecting – not one, but two babies. Lauren and Garyt Walker posted the joyous update on social media Feb. 9. In their post, the couple said:” We prayed for 953 days…452 Needles, 1000’s of tears,1 corrective surgery, 4 clomid/letrozole attempts, 2 IVF rounds, 3 failed transfers & 1 Amazing GOD.” The photo shows two onesies surrounded by 452 needles used in […]

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    A day without immigrants: do such strikes have any impact?

    by Ese Olumhense In cities across the country Thursday, thousands of businesses closed in observance of the Day Without Immigrants national strike, designed to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies — which include the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants and the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. Thousands were estimated to have abstained from work, school, and other commitments in protest and solidarity. While many nixed any shopping on Thursday, hundreds of shops and restaurants also closed or reduced their hours. In […]