The Two Men Arrested In Philadelphia Starbucks Settle With City For $1 Each

The two young men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached an incredible and inspiring settlement with the city. Rashon Nelson and Dante Robinson made national news when they were taken into custody for sitting in the Starbucks store without ordering anything while they waited to meet a colleague. Starbucks CEO flew to Philadelphia to apologize to the men in person. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has also apologized for how his officers handled the situation. And now,

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Why, Yes, I Would Save My Dog First In Case Of A Fire. Wouldn’t You?

It’s one of the earliest memories of my horrifying my kids.      Earliest.      Not the last.      I am, after all,      A mother.      A conversation about fire safety started this particular episode.      We started with something like, “How would you get out of the house in an emergency?”      Once I was satisfied with their proposed plans, I shifted to the philosophical. “What is the one thing you would want to save?” I asked. The girls made me go first.      Which was easy, because

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Waffle House Hero, James Shaw Jr., Has Raised Over $227,000 For Other Shooting Victims

Can James Shaw Jr. be any more incredible? Just hours after he stopped a deadly shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee, he set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for other victims of the shooting. Four people lost their lives and others are in the hospital. The New York Times was able to shadow Shaw as he visited with some of those victims and their families. Here he is with his daughter, Brooklyn, at a vigil for

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Dog Has Operation For Cancer; Shocked Vet Finds Remains Of Stuffed Teddy Bears

Everyone loves teddy bears. Apparently, a dog in England loves them a little too much. The BBC reports a St. Bernard named, Maisy, was looking quite sick so her humans took her to the vet. An scan showed what looked like a mass throughout her abdomen. No doubt is was cancer and doctors would have to operate. During an operation to remove the spleen, Dr. Nick Blackburn found the soft toys in her stomach. Dr. Blackburn said “this was not

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Waffle House Shooting Hero Says Four Year Old Daughter Was His Inspiration To Act

Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw, Jr. knows the answer to the question. What would you do if you had a chance to save the lives of strangers even if it meant it might cost you your own life. This 29-year-old man knows. He acted. The Tennessean reports Travis Reinking, 29, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning at a Waffle House outside Nashville, TN. Shaw Jr. had just come in the restaurant when he heard a crash. He

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Two Jurors Get Life Sentence, Marrying After They Fall In Love During Jury Duty

Two jurors came up with the same verdict after serving jury duty in New Orleans. They were both guilty of falling in love. Kris and Sarah Gerig met in 2015 while serving on a jury in a contractor fraud case. It appears it was love at first voir dire. Leave it to the judge presiding over the trial to sentence them to life. They asked Judge Robin Pittman to preside over their wedding. WGNO has their story. Sarah loves having

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The Joy Of Losing A Job I Have Loved So Very Much

It appears I’m losing my job. A job I’ve loved very much. A job I dreamed of getting for years. Even though I knew I was the least worthy person in the world. I didn’t have an ice cube in the desert’s chance of getting. And yet, It happened. Now, it’s going away. And I am, Well, Happy. Scratch that. Mark me down as giddy. The job? Like you, Dear Reader, it is one of many I juggle. I am,

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Singing Sheryl Crow Songs Helped Student With Autism Learn To Speak And Now He Meets Her

Singer Sheryl Crow performs the kind of songs you kind of can’t help singing along to. This story goes beyond a “feel good” sing along. USA Today reports Belmont University student Noah Jack Cummins recently got the chance to meet Crow and share with her an incredible story. He was diagnosed with autism as a young boy. He didn’t speak. He didn’t make much noise at all. But Crow’s songs unlocked his world. He learned to speak by singing her

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Internet Scam Goes Horribly Wrong As It Blossoms Into Incredible Friendship Across Two Continents

It started looking like the same kind of internet scam that has come into your Inbox. A message from a stranger in Africa wanting some kind of assistance. This one came from some guy named, Joel Willie. The kind you instantly delete. Unless, you are Ben Taylor. A man in Utah who had a cynical chip on his shoulder. He was going to teach guy a lesson. Kind of scam him back. Turns out Ben was the one getting the

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Kindergartener Carden Corts Gives Adorable Weather Report

Kindergartener Carden Corts is the answer to your early Springtime blues if the weather in your area hasn’t yet blossomed to your liking. Carden’s dad, Charlie, explains that this started as a school project. He told the Tennessean “I work at Rated Red, a design studio in Nashville, and we have a green screen video in our office so when I saw this assignment I felt like I had been waiting my whole life for this,” he said then laughed. “No seriously, I thought it

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