Deadline December 31: If You Are a Sprint or Verizon Customer, They May Owe You Money

BY: - 28 Dec '15 | On the Web

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Verizon Wireless and Sprint have been ordered to pay the piper to the tune of $90 million and $68 million respectively.  And, if you have ever been dealt third party, unauthorized text messaging charges, that piper might just be you.

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The practice, known as mobile “cramming,” added an increase of anywhere from $.99 to $14.00 per month to your consumer bill and your provider kept anywhere from 30-35% of the fee. After numerous complaints to the FCC, Verizon and Sprint have to give it all back.

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Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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Here’s How a N.C. Pastor Talks Down Rifle-Wielding Vet at His Church

BY: - 4 Jan '16 | On the Web

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By: Tim Stelloh

Bishop Larry Wright had been preaching for about 20 minutes on New Year’s Eve when he saw the front door of his North Carolina church swing open.

In marched a young disheveled man whom he’d never seen before. In one hand the man had a semi-automatic assault rifle; in the other, a magazine.

As the man approached the pulpit — and as Wright carefully moved toward him — some of the 60 or so congregants at Wright’s Heal the Land Outreach Ministries in Fayetteville believed the gunman was a prop, Wright told NBC News, that their pastor was using an unusual method to emphasize a point he had been making at that precise moment about gun violence: “At any moment your life could be taken from you.”

He wasn’t.

Wright, 57, is a City Council member. But he was also a career military man — a former paratrooper and drill sergeant who retired in 1997 — so his training kicked in as he descended the pulpit’s three steps: Was there a bullet still in the chamber? Would he need to tackle the man? Would he need to subdue him?

Wright began with a simple question.

“I asked him, ‘Can I help you?'” Wright recalled. “He said, ‘Can you pray for me?'”

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