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May 12, 2014

Benjamin Crump, Attorney for Trayvon Martin’s Family, Takes on Case of Robbie Tolan Who Was Shot by Police in Driveway of his Parents’ Home

Robbie Tolan, left, speaks during a rally for Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012. Tolan hired Martin's family's lawyer, Benjamin Crump, after the Supreme Court reinstated his case. (James Nielsen, Houston Chronicle)
Robbie Tolan, left, speaks during a rally for Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012. Tolan hired Martin’s family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, after the Supreme Court reinstated his case. (James Nielsen, Houston Chronicle)

Benjamin Crump, the high-profile civil rights attorney who represented Trayvon Martin’s family against George Zimmerman last year, announced Sunday that he has been hired by a former minor league baseball player who was shot by a Bellaire police sergeant in 2008. Continue reading “Benjamin Crump, Attorney for Trayvon Martin’s Family, Takes on Case of Robbie Tolan Who Was Shot by Police in Driveway of his Parents’ Home”

National Small Business Week: The Week’s Top Smallbiz Stories

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver remarks as part of National Small Business Week, becoming the first ever chair of the central bank to speak in the 50-year history of the event. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver remarks as part of National Small Business Week, becoming the first ever chair of the central bank to speak in the 50-year history of the event. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

A review of the biggest small business and startup stories from the past week, with a special focus on Washington. Continue reading “National Small Business Week: The Week’s Top Smallbiz Stories”

Sean Astin on his Journey to Christianity, Acting in ‘Christian’ Films, and Answering to a Higher Power

Sean Astin
Sean Astin

Known for his leading roles in “Lord of the Rings,” the “Goonies” and “Rudy,” actor Sean Astin’s approach to choosing his next movie role is similar to his take on religion; he doesn’t want to be confined to one group. Continue reading “Sean Astin on his Journey to Christianity, Acting in ‘Christian’ Films, and Answering to a Higher Power”

Sean Astin on his Journey to Christianity, Acting in ‘Christian’ Films, and Answering to a Higher Power

Sean Astin
Sean Astin

Known for his leading roles in “Lord of the Rings,” the “Goonies” and “Rudy,” actor Sean Astin’s approach to choosing his next movie role is similar to his take on religion; he doesn’t want to be confined to one group. Continue reading “Sean Astin on his Journey to Christianity, Acting in ‘Christian’ Films, and Answering to a Higher Power”

Derek Titus: From Crack Addict to Christian to Counselor for Others

Sarah Jean Condon, The Citizen Derek Titus is a recovering addict currently training to become a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor at Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs in Auburn.
Sarah Jean Condon, The Citizen
Derek Titus is a recovering addict currently training to become a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor at Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs in Auburn.

AUBURN | Derek Titus has a few choice words for himself. Continue reading “Derek Titus: From Crack Addict to Christian to Counselor for Others”

Hood Theological Seminary to Feature Paintings of Christian Artist Johnnie Lee Gray

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Hood Theological Seminary, in cooperation with the Southern Arts Project and the Rev. Shirley Sims Gray, widow of nationally renowned artist Johnnie Lee Gray and student at Hood Theological Seminary, will host an exhibition of 21 pieces of the original artwork created by Johnnie Lee Gray. Continue reading “Hood Theological Seminary to Feature Paintings of Christian Artist Johnnie Lee Gray”

Now You Can Mute that Annoying Person on Twitter

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Have you ever seen an annoying tweet in your feed and wished there was a way to shut that person up without having to take the drastic measure of completely unfollowing them? Now there’s a way! Continue reading “Now You Can Mute that Annoying Person on Twitter”

President of Uruguay Informs ‘Old Smokesman’ Obama of his Country’s Efforts to Implement Anti-Smoking Laws

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Uruguay's President Jose Mujica in the Oval Office of the White House, May 12, 2014.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica in the Oval Office of the White House, May 12, 2014.

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica warned U.S. President Barack Obama Monday of what he said is the mass murder of millions of people across the world from smoking. Continue reading “President of Uruguay Informs ‘Old Smokesman’ Obama of his Country’s Efforts to Implement Anti-Smoking Laws”

WATCH: Huge Explosion, Fire Rip Through Home in New Hampshire; Police Officer Reportedly Involved in Shooting

A house exploded while on fire in Brentwood, N.H.
A house exploded while on fire in Brentwood, N.H.

Firefighters from multiple departments are responding to a “fully involved” structure on Mill Pond Road in Brentwood, N.H., according to a fire chief from a neighboring town. Continue reading “WATCH: Huge Explosion, Fire Rip Through Home in New Hampshire; Police Officer Reportedly Involved in Shooting”

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