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44 Arrested as Tension in Ferguson Grows

Nov. 26, 2014 - The second day of protests continued in Ferguson, Mo. as police arrested some 44 people, but authorities considered Tuesday protests to be a calm night and attributed that to the some 2,000 National Guard deployed to the St. Louis suburb.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis County Chief Jon Belmar noted that of the 44 arrested, 4 were hit with felony charges including weapons and assaults on officers. Belmar also reported that 2 guns and a Molotov cocktail were taken from protestors over a night that started with a few hundred gathered in front of City Hall. According to Belmar, police used tear gas to disperse the crowd at City Hall but that was the only time tear gas was used all night. Read more at theroot.com.

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Pharrell Williams: Why Aren’t We Talking About Michael Brown’s ‘Bullyish’ Behavior?

Nov. 26, 2014 - Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams has previously gotten flak for his comments on race, such as when he told Oprah that “the new black doesn’t blame other races for our issues.” But that didn’t stop the singer-songwriter from voicing his thoughts on Monday’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., although he said he didn’t want to “get ... in trouble.” Read more at ebony.com.

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Obama: I Will Veto 'Permanent Tax Breaks for Corporations'

Nov. 26, 2014 - President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to veto a package of tax breaks that Republicans send his way if they don’t alter the parts that provide “permanent tax breaks for businesses”.

“The president would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families,” Jennifer Friedman, a White House spokeswoman, told the Times. Read more at nytimes.com.

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Events

Thanksgiving Worship Service

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Location: Saint Matthew MBChurch, 3708 East Lake Ave. in Tampa

Contact: phone: (813) 628-0752

Please join the St. Matthew's family for this Thanksgiving service.

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Thanksgiving Dining Cruise

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Location: 603 Channelside Drive in Tampa

Contact: Yacht Starship | phone: (813) 223-7999 | website: www.yachtstarship.com

Dine on upscale traditional favorites such as slow roasted turkey with sage pan gravy, candied sweet potato and pecan mash, green beans almondine, and more! Take in the sights of the city while you relax with your family to our DJ entertainment and cash bar. These cruises sell out every year so don't wait to make your reservations!

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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

While jolly ol’ St. Nick is busy making his list and checking it twice, Santa Koz is coming to town. Multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz has become synonymous with the season, thanks to his high-energy holiday tour, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. “Dave Koz = Christmas,” said the El Paso Times and Examiner.com assured readers, “There really is a…Santa Koz,” calling the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour “a must see show. At Van Wezel in Sarasota.

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