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Law Grad Goes Into Labor While Taking the Bar Exam, Has Her Baby and Finishes Her Test

Brianna Hill wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of her taking the bar exam, not even giving birth. And, that is exactly what happened one week ago.

Hill, a recent Loyola University of Chicago School of Law graduate, was in active labor, contractions and all, while taking the first portion of the bar exam, she told Above The Law magazine. 

“I started taking the MPT but since we were remote I couldn’t leave view of the camera. As soon as I stood up when I finished, I knew my water had broken,” she told the legal publication.

So she did what any willful, courageous, determined woman would do: she powered through it. 

“I took my break, got myself cleaned up, called my husband, midwife and mom, cried because I was a little panicked, then sat down to take the MEE,” she said. 

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California firefighter finishes 60-hour shift and then rushes to help save his girlfriend’s parents’ home

Firefighter Grant Newnom was driving home after a 60-hour shift with the San Jose Fire Department when his girlfriend, Elise Jones, called to tell him a wildfire was threatening her parents’ home.



a group of people in a dark room: Firefighters arrived as Grant Newnom was working to protect his girlfriend's parents' home in Santa Rosa, California.


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Firefighters arrived as Grant Newnom was working to protect his girlfriend’s parents’ home in Santa Rosa, California.

She was having Sunday dinner with her parents, John and Ardys Jones, at their house in Santa Rosa when they got the order to evacuate, Newnom said.

They were playing board games and cards when “all their phones went off at the exact same time,” he said.

“They looked outside and they could actually see the glow,” Newnom said.

The wildfire became part of the Glass Fire — a rapidly-moving blaze that has burned about 42,600 acres since Sunday and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate in the wine country of Napa and Sonoma

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DVIDS – News – Navy Lodge Corpus Christi Finishes Renovation


Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program finished renovations at its Navy Lodge in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Sept. 4. The $1 million renovation includes new kitchens, bathrooms, vanity, closet doors, flooring, bedding and window treatments in 52 guest rooms.

Navy Lodges feature oversized guest rooms and family suites with onsite amenities such as vending machines, laundry area and workout room and children’s outside play area. Navy Lodges also offer guests free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Every Navy Lodge is accessible. As an added convenience, family pets up to 70 pounds in weight can stay at most Navy Lodges when traveling with its owner. Guests need to contact the specific Navy Lodge regarding its pet policies.

Authorized Navy Lodge guests on permanent change off station (PCS) orders can take advantage of a scratch-off card offering a 10%, 15%, 25% or 100% discount, up to 20 nights. A scratch-off card

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Denver’s newly-built townhomes offer turnkey design and trendy finishes

With more and more people choosing to call Denver Metro home, residential development has been a major player in the real estate market here in the Mile High City. In fact, earlier this year, Builder magazine named Denver as one of the top six markets for new residential construction in 2020. Although the demand for homes has remained high, the pandemic has put a damper on the continual growth of the new construction market. However, existing new development projects have still seen success, specifically in the attached-home sector of the market.

Attached single-family homes offer a “best-of-both-worlds” scenario for consumers who are looking for less upkeep than would typically be required for a detached single-family home but more privacy than a condominium can offer. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers, Liz Richards and Deviree Vallejo, of Denver Urban Properties, have seen townhomes and rowhomes retain their strength in the marketplace despite

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