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High school football player barred from team because of homelessness

1 month ago   |   By WGAL

A youth shelter has offered the 18-year-old a place to live after learning about his story.
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Homeless DC student with an offer to play college football is offered a place to live after his high school team banned him over residency rules

Homeless DC student with an offer to play college football is offered a place to live after his high school team banned him over residency rules

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Covenant House Greater Washington has given Jamal Speaks, an 18-year-old senior at Ballou-STAY Opportunity Academy, a place to live for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.
On Saturday night, Speaks was pulled from his team's game because the Ballou Principal Willie Jackson had "lingering residency concerns" over where Speaks was living.
Speaks, whose father is dead, had been living on friends' couches, and his mother's role in his life remains unclear.
Covenant House International has offered a homeless Washington, DC, student with an offer to play college football a place to live after...
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Cowboys try to save season with Amari Cooper blockbuster

Cowboys try to save season with Amari Cooper blockbuster

Jon Gruden is sending another talented weapon packing for another big return. The Raiders and Cowboys have agreed on a trade that will send Amari Cooper to the Cowboys for a... Read more ...

'Wonder Woman' sequel pushed back to summer 2020

'Wonder Woman' sequel pushed back to summer 2020

The world will have to wait a little longer for the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which will now arrive in theaters in summer 2020. Read more ...

Massive recall issued for frozen beef, chicken taquitos for salmonella...

Massive recall issued for frozen beef, chicken taquitos for salmonella, listeria concerns

The foods included in the massive recall were produced from July 1 to Oct. 10, 2018. Read more ...

See the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

See the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

Costing $20 billion, this 35-mile-long bridge connects Hong Kong and Macau to Zhuhai on the Chinese mainland. Read more ...

Rae Carruth released from prison after 19 years for Cherica Adams murder

Rae Carruth released from prison after 19 years for Cherica Adams murder

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth was released from prison Monday, nearly 19 years after masterminding the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams... Read more ...

Amari Cooper owners aren't only fantasy winner of huge trade

Amari Cooper owners aren't only fantasy winner of huge trade

The Raiders are getting good at shipping away star talent. And they also are getting good at collecting first-round draft picks. Oakland will trade struggling wideout Amari... Read more ...

Security guard shoots man trying to get into DC TV station

Security guard shoots man trying to get into DC TV station

A security guard shot a man who was trying to get into WTTG-TV, the local Fox station in Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon, WBAL-TV's sister station, WRC, reported. Read more ...

What Trump's Threat To End A U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Means For Putin

What Trump's Threat To End A U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Means For Putin

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty marked the end of the Cold War. The Kremlin may want to leave the agreement, too. Read more ...

China To Open Mega-Bridge And Tunnel: 34 Miles Across The Water

China To Open Mega-Bridge And Tunnel: 34 Miles Across The Water

Drivers on what's being called the world's longest sea bridge will have the experience of seeming to plunge underwater in two spots, where artificial islands house openings for... Read more ...

Fort Bragg soldier charged with kidnapping 12-year-old

Fort Bragg soldier charged with kidnapping 12-year-old

A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested Sunday after a 12-year-old girl was abducted from her home in Craven County, authorities said. Read more ...