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  • Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Marriage

    Court rules florist discriminated against gay couple

    By Ese Olumhense Refusing to make flower arrangements isn’t a constitutional right The owner of a Washington flower shop who was sued for refusing to make floral arrangements for the wedding of an area gay couple — who she reportedly considered friends — lost an appeal Thursday before the state’s Supreme Court. Barronelle Stutzman, the 72-year-old owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, had appealed the 2015 decision of a trial court, which ruled that the grandmother had violated state […]

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    Boys rescue 4-year-old girl with autism from drowning in creek

    ROMAN FOREST, Texas — Thanks to two quick-thinking preteens, a 4-year-old girl with autism who fell into a pond behind her home in Texas was rescued Thursday evening. The 12-year-old boys were riding their bikes near the creek when the girl, who tried to swing on a limb, fell into the water, KTRK reports. One of them pulled the girl out of the water while the other assisted. Then, they ran for help. “I just pulled over here to text my wife […]

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    A court just ruled on what a Snuggie actually is

    A more important question than “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” has been answered by a federal trade court: Is a Snuggie a blanket? Per Bloomberg BNA, the answer is yes, meaning that, at least for tariff purposes, the cozy, fleecy coverings aren’t considered to be “robes or priestly vestments” and so shouldn’t be taxed at the higher apparel rate. That was the Justice Department’s argument, which was struck down Friday by the Court of International Trade’s Judge Mark Barnett. […]

  • Burger King Beats Expectations With Rising Q2 Profits

    Burger King worker fired over 50 cents worth of food wins $46K settlement

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Burger King worker who was fired over 50 cents worth of food has been awarded $46,000 over the ordeal. CTV News reports that Usha Ram, 55, was fired shortly after the incident, which happened in 2013. Ram, an immigrant from Fiji, had worked at different Burger King locations for 24 years and was the sole breadwinner in her family, according to the Vancouver Sun. Ram reportedly had asked her store’s manager if she could take home food […]

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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. RELATED: […]

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    Mark Zuckerberg’s lengthy Facebook letter reveals lofty goals

    By Meg Wagner A utopian future with few specifics Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg published a lengthy letter on Thursday detailing the social media platform’s plan to bring the world closer together — a lofty, idealistic manifesto that condemned fake news and partisan “filter bubbles” as contributors to growing isolationism. The nearly 6,000-word memo lays out the company’s new mission of promoting a “global community,” but is scarce on concrete details about how the company, valued in the billions, will accomplish […]

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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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    Police help accused drug dealer unlock car with drugs inside

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police arrested a suspected drug dealer in Ohio after the man called 911 for help after locking his keys in his car, according to WJW. Mayfield Heights officers were happy to help, but once they got the door to the car open, they realized 39-year-old Keith Deloach might not just be a stranded driver. Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana when they unlocked the car and opened the door. At first, Deloach tried to pass it off […]

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    Utah mother sends message to missing daughter: ‘I want you to fight’

    LOGAN, Utah — A Utah mother is offering a heart-wrenching plea as she seeks help in finding her 17-year-old daughter. “This is my absolute worst nightmare. We need Sarah home,” her mother said. Dunsey’s family said the teen, who lives in Logan, is a victim of sex trafficking. She was last seen Jan. 15 at the MGM in Las Vegas. That’s where the family believes she was abducted. “Our daughter Sarah Dunsey was abducted from Las Vegas, Nevada; she’s being […]

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    7-foot-7 Ohio high school basketball player Robert Bobroczky stands out

    AUSTINBURG, Ohio — The tallest basketball player in northeast Ohio isn’t LeBron James. It’s Robert Bobroczky, a 7-foot-7 teen from Romania. He’s a foot taller than James and taller than every player in the NBA. WJW spoke with the 16-year-old, who lives in Austinburg, Ohio, and attends Grand River Academy, an all-boys boarding school. When he was just 12, Robert was 7-foot. Unsurprisingly, his mother and father are also tall. Robert’s dad is 7-foot-1 and his mom is 6-foot. Robert left Romania […]

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    Hero catches teen who fell 20 feet from mall escalator

    ST. LOUIS — An alert shopper is being called a hero after he caught a teen who fell from an escalator in Missouri earlier this month, according to KTVI. Surveillance video shows two teenagers playing near an escalator inside the South County Center on Feb. 4. The teens are shown grabbing the moving handrail and holding on until it lifts them off the ground. One of the teens held on for too long and was dangling 20 feet above the ground […]

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    Man found dead with zip ties around neck inside New York jewelry store

    NEW YORK — A man was found dead with zip ties around his neck inside his jewelry store, the New York Police Department told WPIX. The grisly discovery was made around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the family-owned World of Gold N Diamond, according to police. Police went to the cash-for-gold shop after the victim’s brother had not seen him for two days and reported him as missing, according to police. The brother used a key to let police into the store, which was locked. […]