Obama Responds To Little Girl Who Wrote Him “This Country Is A Very Sad Place”

From the mouth of babes.. Lily, an eight-year-old girl from a military family, wrote to President Obama to let him know that she feels “this country is a very sad place,” and “needs more spunk.”

Below is Lily’s letter to President Obama:

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Dear Mr. President,
I think this country needs more spunk. With all the attacks, the Zika virus, and the wars, this country is a very sad place. Continue reading

Four-time All-Star Pitcher Joaquin Andujar Dies

Four-time All-Star Joaquin Andujar has died. He was 62.

ESPN Deportes reports Andujar died in the Dominican Republic after a long battle with diabetes. The Cardinals released the following statement following Andujar’s death:

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“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the best pitchers in Cardinals history,” Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. Continue reading

New Species Of Frog Is A Real Life Kermit!

Real-life Kermit found! Wildlife researcher Brian Kubicki has identified a new species of frog that bears a striking resemblance to Kermit The Frog!

Talk about a rainbow connection! Kubicki discovered Hyalinobatrachium dianae (aka Kermit,) in Costa Rica and he is identifiable by his neon green skin-tone and large, Kermit-like eyes.

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H. dianae was discovered in the Talamanca mountains; it is the first new species of glass frog to be discovered in Costa Rica in over 40 years. Continue reading

7 Dead In Cancun Bar Shooting

Several armed men stormed and opened fire inside a bar in the Mexican tourist town of Cancun on Thursday, killing seven people and wounding five. The shooters used machine guns and pistols in their attack.

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A more-than major tourist destination, Mexico’s Caribbean coast, until now has not been known for drug-related violence like the kind that has rocked old school Acapulco.

Soldiers were sent to guard the hospital were the wounded are being treated.

Last month, six women were raped after hooded gunmen forced their way into their rented Acapulco beach house.

Current Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, vowed to reduce violence in his country but more than 70,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2007. Source.

Police are still trying to determine a motive for this attack.

SUPER SAD! Superstorm Sandy Hero Lifeguard Dies Surfing In Puerto Rico

A lifeguard hailed as a hero for rescuing at least a half dozen people during Superstorm Sandy died while surfing off a popular beach in Puerto Rico.

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23-year-old Dylan Smith was found floating lifeless Sunday morning tethered to his surfboard off Maria’s Beach in the western Puerto Rican community of Rincon.

During the height of Sandy’s fury, Smith, famously rescued people using a bridge he had fashioned out of rope while traveling on his surfboard.

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Smith was recently selected as one of People Magazine’s Heroes of 2012.

Authorities say a local resident spotted Smith in the water Sunday and brought him to shore. A local doctor tried to resuscitate him but the surfer showed no signs of life.