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Changing lives, one cup at a time: The story behind Second Chance Coffee Company

Finding a job after spending time in jail is a task that many former prisoners find impossible. It’s not surprising then that of the 20,000 Illinois prisoners who are released per year, over 12,000 on average end up back behind bars within three years of being released. However, one company in the town of Wheaton is offering a fresh start for…

Burglary charges filed after Minnesota man logs onto Facebook while robbing home

Police in Dakota County, south of Minneapolis,  announced the arrest of a local man named Nicholas Wig on charges of burglary back in 2014. What makes the case of Wig so unusual are the circumstances around how he was apprehended so quickly. The victim of the crime returned to his property on June 19, 2014 to find that an outer screen had been…

Chinese man purchases US$100k car with 500,000 coins

In news that has scared the wits out of bank tellers across China, one man has decided to purchase a shiny new vehicle, valued at over US$100,000, with over half a million 1 yuan coins. Spare a thought for the poor folk who had to count up all those coins! Luckily for all involved, the buyer (a man surnamed Gan) was kind enough to wrap up the…
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