Archive for January 12th, 2018

Wal-Mart closing 63 Sam’s Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

on January 12, 2018, 6:22 AM / in National News

On the same breath that Wal-Mart (WMT) announced that it is raising its hourly wages to $11 and giving employees bonuses due to tax reform, the world’s largest retailer also revealed it’s closing 63 Sam’s Club locations across the U.S., which will ultimately lay off thousands of workers. The news of the exact locations was first reported by Business Insider, […]

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Friends

Friends

on January 12, 2018, 6:20 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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A Visit from Convention of States Project

A Visit from Convention of States Project

on January 12, 2018, 6:07 AM / in Opinion

When Congress passed the Sedition Act in 1798, limiting freedom of speech and freedom of the press, Congressman Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina was dumbfounded, asking how could they have so ignored the clear wording of the First Amendment. The First Amendment clearly stated that Congress was forbidden to make any law abridging either freedom of speech or freedom of […]

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Choose To Feel

on January 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My heart churns within Me; My sympathy is stirred. — Hosea 11:8 The bumper sticker on the blue van caught my attention: CHOOSE TO FEEL As I considered those words, I noticed the billboards I was passing. They urged me to choose things that would keep me from feeling—alcohol to deaden emotional pain; fat-laden food to alleviate feelings of emptiness; […]

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January 12th in History

January 12th in History

on January 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year (354 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Aelred of Rievaulx Benedict Biscop Tatiana January 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Lee–Jackson Day can fall while January 18 is the latest, celebrated on the […]

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The Monster

The Monster

on January 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

The Monster is an 1898 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900), a study of prejudice, fear and isolation in a small town. In the fictional Whilomville, New York, an African-American coachman named Henry Johnson, who is employed by the town’s physician, Dr. Trescott, becomes horribly disfigured after he saves Trescott’s son from a fire. When Henry is branded a […]

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