Over the next six weeks, Romero’s daughter cycled in and out of half a dozen emergency rooms, always walking out the door before she could receive treatment. When Hofstein finally found her daughter on Thanksgiving, he didn’t want to arrest her or write a hold forcing her to go to the hospital, which he feared would damage the trust he’d built with her. … [Read more...] about S.F. BART cop and one mother’s struggle to save her mentally ill homeless daughter: ‘Everyone needs to start caring’
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In a game that saw Brady up against fellow veteran quarterback Drew Brees -- the pair's combined age of 85 years and 169 days is the oldest combined age of opposing starting quarterbacks in a single game -- it was the Bucs' new signing who had the upper hand with two touchdown passes as well as scoring one himself. … [Read more...] about Tom Brady guides the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints
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The nation’s attention began to focus on the civil rights movement in the mid-1950s when a young black preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr., led the successful drive to desegregate public buses in Montgomery, Ala. King organized non-violent protests against southern segregation, the struggle for black equality and voting rights. On January 20, 2014, Americans pay tribute to King’s efforts. Televised footage of violence against civil rights demonstrators sparked a wave of sympathetic public opinion. “He taught us that our job was to redeem the soul of America from the triple evils of racism, war and poverty,” said Andrew Young, a civil rights activist who was a close friend of King. By August 1963 the push for equality had grown significantly and 250,000 participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. “When we arrived at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial there were just hundreds and thousands of people,” … [Read more...] about US Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.