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    USS Doris Miller: Navy to name new $13bn aircraft carrier after Pearl Harbor hero who manned machine gun to fight off Japanese aircraft and was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor

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    The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller (left). Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor. Miller was recognized for manning a machine gun on the USS West Virginia and returning fire against Japanese planes during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor (pictured right). The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday.


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    NYC Illegal Immigrant Sanctuary Policies are Dangerous!
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    https://nypost.com/2020/01/20/hero-...dler/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

    @nivek what were you saying about coyotes?
    This one wasn't so wiley - picked on the wrong toddler.

    Hero dad strangles coyote after it attacks his toddler
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    A hero New Hampshire father suffocated a coyote to death with his bare hands after the beast attacked his child on Monday, police said.

    Ian O’Reilly was walking with his wife and three kids on a trail near Judes Pond in Kensington around 11 a.m. when the wild animal jumped out of the woods and grabbed the 2-year-old child by the jacket, cops said.

    That’s when “the dad went into protection mode,” kicking the coyote before choking it, said Kensington Police Chief Scott Cain.

    O’Reilly told local outlet WFXT that he was running on instinct and adrenaline when he wrestled the beast to the ground, eventually killing it after a 10-minute skirmish.

    “There was no interest in it going away so ultimately I had to make the decision to become the aggressor and jumped on it, attacked it and was able to get it to the ground,” O’Reilly said.

    Ian O’Reilly of Kensington, NH, walked away from coyote attack w/ bite marks in arm, chest. Coyote did not survive. O’Reilly’s previous experience dealing w/ rabid animals #Boston25 AT 10/11

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    “When I was able to get on top of it I put my hand around its snout so it wasn’t able to attack me anymore,” he recalled.

    “From there… I shoved [its] head into the snow… and then eventually was able to expire it through suffocation,” he said. “Ultimately one hand on its windpipe and one hand on its snout did the trick.”

    The dad was bitten in the arm and chest and is being treated for rabies as a precaution. The animal didn’t break the toddler’s skin thanks to his heavy-duty snowsuit.

    Earlier on Monday, around 9 a.m., the same beast is believed to have pounced on a moving car on a roadway in Hampton Falls.

    About 15 minutes later, it attacked a 62-year-old woman and her three dogs on a porch in Kensington, attempting to get into the house.

    Pat Lee was bitten as she fought to keep the critter out of her house. She is also being treated for rabies.

    New Hampshire Fish and Game has the coyote and is taking it to be tested for rabies.
     
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    Footage Emerges Of Mutant Goat With Human-Like Face

    The animal was born just a few days ago in Rajasthan and it has an unusually flat face.

    Owner Mukeshji Prajapap from the village of Nimodia, on the outskirts of Jaipur, shared a video of the rare creature in which it can be seen chewing and wagging its tail.

    Local sources claim is it possible the goat may be revered as an 'avatar of God', with animals such as this often attracting a lot of attention in the country.

    From a scientific perspective though, it is thought the goat suffers from a rare congenital defect known as 'cyclopia', where genes which under normal circumstances create facial symmetry fail to properly express.

    Normally, the defect results in a miscarriage or a stillbirth, but the prognosis for the goat now is probably not good, as the condition causes the mouth and nose to form incorrectly, which can lead to eating and breathing difficulties.


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    Last year, a goat in the Philippines gave birth to an unusual-looking animal, which some have said looks 'half-human, half-pig'.

    Farmer Josephine Repique, 40, from Sultan Kudarat, called in a vet to perform a caesarean section on her pregnant goat and they removed one healthy kid - however, the other one was pulled out to gasps of surprise.

    It was born without fur and had shiny, pale skin with trotters and what appeared to be a belly button. It was also much bigger than its litter-mate.

    Josephine said the animal 'looked like a pig with a mix of human'.

    She added: "We were shocked. We can't explain how it looks like that. All our neighbours flocked into our house to get a good look."

    Sadly, shortly after giving birth the mother and both babies died, prompting fears among some villagers that it was 'a cursed mutant devil'.

    Josephine said: "Nobody knows what it is, but it's not a goat. It's scary. We're all wondering why it happened and if it is bad luck."

    Of course, scientists didn't think it was some kind of devil curse, instead concluding that the animal was the result of some kind of genetic mutation.

    Dr Agapita Salces, of the Institute of Animal Science of the University of the Philippines, said: "It is a possible case of genetic mutation. It is also possible that the mother contracted a disease called Rift Valley fever from mosquito bites and this caused the impaired development of the infant."
     

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    According to the news brief there were nine people on the chopper.
     
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    Any survivors?
     
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    No one survived. I heard on the news a basketball coach his wife and daughter were aboard.
     
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    Not sure if this is the actual helicopter, but it looks like it could carry nine people.
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    The names of three more victims were released.
    Juco legend among helicopter crash victims
     
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    Crowd saves woman by lifting SUV off her.
     
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    mid engine 'vette is what the Belgian Creator Zora Arkus Duntov always wanted but didn't get.
    he didn't get it for a reason ......we're Americans .... you can blabber about specs all day long it has to look right too ..... and it doesn't .....
     
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    Man charged with drug possession busted for smoking joint in front of judge
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    This court hearing really went to pot.

    A Tennessee man allegedly lit up and smoked a joint during his court appearance on a drug possession charge Monday.

    Spencer Boston, 20, addressed the judge and argued for new marijuana legislation moments before putting on a blunt act in Wilson County court, the Tennessean reported.

    As he lit the doobie, the smell of weed wafted through the air and the courtroom burst into laughter.

    “One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen,” Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan told WTVF.

    Through a cloud of smoke, and in a joint effort, deputies led Boston out of the courtroom, Bryan said.

    He was booked on a second charge of simple drug possession and was hit with ten days in prison for contempt of court.

    The man’s bond was set at $3,000.


     
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    Sad about anyone dying, sad for everyone aboard. That said, if you're not a sports fan this looks very different.
    In some respects this guy and LeBron James are guilty of behavior very similar to Prince Andrew yet he's easy to hate and these guys we love to put on a pedestal.
     

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