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While We Might Not All Be Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama Actually Was

This statement from the president on "stand your ground" laws, race relations in America, his own experience growing up black, and how the Trayvon Martin case played out touched my heart for so many reasons. The president managed to gracefully sum up everything that many of us have been struggling to say since we heard the verdict. I'm so very proud of this statement, and I hope it inspires people to have discussions around their kitchen tables tonight.

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Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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