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Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Even the smallest criminal record can be a life sentence of poverty

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans are released from prison back into their communities. And when they are, even a minor criminal record can make it hard to get a job and a place to live.
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Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway not far from the Bryan County line, and its owner isn’t happy about that prospect.

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Updated: jul. 03, 2015 7:00 a.m.
City honors life savers

City honors life savers

Six Richmond Hill firefighters and a city police officer were honored last week for their roles in saving two people’s lives earlier this year.

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Updated: jul. 03, 2015 7:00 a.m.
Exit 87 reopens, lanes remain closed after truck mishap

Exit 87 reopens, lanes remain closed after truck mishap

The exit 87 off ramp from Interstate 95 south in Richmond Hill reopened around 9 p.m. Thursday, about 11 hours after a tractor trailer struck the I-95 overpass.

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Updated: jul. 03, 2015 12:45 a.m.
The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

The homeless in LA aren’t getting the help they need

Being homeless isn’t easy, and the Los Angeles City Council is working to make it even harder.
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‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

If cancer was a fish, Tiffany Berg Coughran and her five kids would definitely throw it back.
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Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
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NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

NBC to Donald Trump: ‘You’re fired’ for racist comments

Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump has been fired from NBC for comments he made tied to his radical stance on immigration.
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The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”
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How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

How avoiding judgement can make you more Christlike

The number of religiously unaffiliated has increased from roughly 16 to 23 percent of the adult population, according to a study done by the Pew Research Center.
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Little reaction here to same-sex marriage

Little reaction here to same-sex marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Friday that same-sex couples can marry nationwide has, at least on the surface, drawn little reaction in Bryan County.

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Fire officials concerned over new law

Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

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Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Career, volunteer fair for hospice

Hospice Care of Georgia will hold a career and volunteer-recruitment fair from 4-6 p.m. Monday at 9998 Ford Ave., suite 5, in Richmond Hill.

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This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

This girl is giving the idea of sheltering the homeless a new meaning

One 9-year-old Washington girl is building a roof to put over the heads of the homeless in her community.
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Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours.
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This church is every robot fan’s dream

This church is every robot fan’s dream

Can you just not get enough robots?
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Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.
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Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

Apple Music just launched. Here’s a perfect playlist for your next date night

It’s official: Apple Music has arrived.
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How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

How to make your child smarter before he or she is even born

Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences.
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Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Why English-speaking students struggle so much with spelling

Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.
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Now-legal fireworks worry health officials

Now-legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

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Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO — Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

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Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

Waitress pays for grieving parents’ meal after learning of baby’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants.
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Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

Have You Seen This? Pope Francis becomes Harlem Globetrotter

THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock.
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Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

Wife of slain soldier gets life sentence

The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier, who pleaded guilty to the crime in early June, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

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The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

The slow death of the 9-to-5 workday

Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you.
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2 movies fit for the classroom

2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.
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Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

Photo gets 2.5 million likes on Instagram, and it’s a selfie

For most Instagram users getting even 11 likes can be a struggle, but one celebrity got more than 2 million likes in less than a month on just a selfie.
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The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

The end of the download: How streaming changes music patronage and the business

Every time he picks up a music magazine, Scott LeGere realizes how paramount music streaming is in his life
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Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
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Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

Have You Seen This? Biggest great white shark caught on film

THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film.
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Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.
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How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
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What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

What makes a couch potato? La-z-boys and living in these states

Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato.
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Rotarian of Year earned by Merritt

Rotarian of Year earned by Merritt

The week before Christmas last year, Teresa Merritt hosted the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill’s first Military Night Out at her local dance studio.

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How retiremen goals impact finances

How retiremen goals impact finances

The concept of “retirement” has changed dramatically in recent decades.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Water safety is a necessity for children with autism

Water safety is a necessity for children with autism

Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death for children with autism. It is a mystery what draws these kids to water, but it is a fact that it can often be deadly. The best form of prevention is water safety lessons taught by those who understand a child with autism.
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Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
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How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

How 20-somethings have an advantage over their parents

All the millennials who have a 401(k) now have a leg up on their parents, according to the Retirement Savings & Spending study that found millennials have better financial habits than baby boomers.
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Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

Mipsterz creates community for young Muslim hipsters

While hipsters are mostly known for their obscure tastes in music and ironic facial hair, one group is seeking to redefine what it means to be both hipster and Muslim by combining the two.
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Tips on not being hit by lightening

Tips on not being hit by lightening

ATLANTA — Since 2000, lightning has been one of the most-common weather-related killers in Georgia, second only to tornadoes.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 7:30 a.m.
Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

Planning to get takeout for dinner? So are these chimps

A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought.
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Community goes extra mile in Murphy McKeel's memory

Community goes extra mile in Murphy McKeel's memory

The McKeel family was able to visit Richmond Hill for only a few hours this weekend, but the memory will last a lifetime.

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Officers honored for saving lives

Officers honored for saving lives

Six Richmond Hill firefighters and a city police officer were honored Thursday for their roles in saving two people’s lives earlier this year.

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Mourners pack Charleston arena for pastor’s funeral

Mourners pack Charleston arena for pastor’s funeral

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lines of mourners began forming at the crack of dawn at TD Arena at the College of Charleston, not far from the Emanuel AME Church, where the Rev. and South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight others were gunned down last week.

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