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Taxi driver turns away blind woman’s service dog

Taxi driver turns away blind woman’s service dog

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In the same week as a story about a mall Santa turning away a girl with autism and her dog came out, reports of another similar incident have surfaced. BBC News reports that a taxi driver in England was fined £785 after he refused to let retired nurse Patricia Powell, 73, in his cab with her […] [Read More]
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Hashtags take over race discussion

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In the wake of the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases, where white officers were not indicted for the death of unarmed Black men, people took to Twitter to share their stories of racial disparities in how they were treated by police. The hashtags, CrimingWhileWhite and LivingWhileBlack have been trending on timelines for the better part […] [Read More]
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Mall Santa turns away autistic girl because of service dog

Mall Santa turns away autistic girl because of service dog

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A 7-year-old girl with autism in Southern California was reportedly turned away by a mall Santa, igniting a firestorm of comments on the Internet this week. Julie Miller, a family friend and service dog advocate, posted about the ordeal to Pup-Cake the Service Dog’s Facebook page Monday. According to Miller, the girl, Abcde Santos (yes, that […] [Read More]
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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer, in Legos

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“Star Wars” fans have struck again. Less than 24 hours after the release of the much-anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer Friday, YouTube user Snooperking uploaded a version of the trailer made entirely with Legos. Check out the video: And on the off-chance you haven’t seen the full “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer, […] [Read More]
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Coca-Cola Co. launches new milk product

Coca-Cola Co. launches new milk product

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  Soda sales are flat and diet soda sales down as America seems to be on a health kick, snubbing artificial sweeteners and high-sugar foods. So what’s a company like Coca-Cola to do? Jump into the milk market. Next month Coca-Cola is introducing a new premium milk product in stores across America. Fairlife will cost […] [Read More]
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer

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Not since Irvin Kershner’s “The Empire Strike Back” has there been a more anticipated Star Wars directorial debut. Today director J.J. Abrams has released an 88-second trailer for the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens on iTunes. The film, slated for release next December, will reportedly star — among many others — Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and […] [Read More]
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Video: Driver plows into crowd of Ferguson protesters in Minneapolis

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A driver plowed into a crowd of Ferguson protesters in Minneapolis who had blocked an intersection in the city Tuesday afternoon. According to Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporter Libor Jany, photojournalist Mark Vancleave caught the incident on video. Jany reported the incident live on Twitter and on the newspaper’s website. According to the report, the woman was treated […] [Read More]
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Family presents transgender woman as man at open-casket funeral

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Many people were shocked and horrified as they passed by the open casket at the funeral for their friend Jennifer Gable. The transgender Idaho woman, who tragically died of a brain aneurysm in October at age 32, was presented as a man by her family, according to the New York Daily News. Gable was buried as […] [Read More]
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