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How an iconic AP photo showed toll of Vietnam War to America

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Dallas Brown can still see the bullets coming for him 50 years later, smacking into the dirt at his feet as north Vietnamese soldiers fired on his platoon during an ambush deep in the jungle.

Minutes later, as the deadly firefight wound down, Brown and his fellow soldiers in the 101st Airborne would be immortalized.

Call it ‘snowga’: Winter weather is no match for outdoor yoga enthusiasts

MONTREAL — If you think achieving the yogi’s perfect balance and inner peace is already hard enough hard, just try it with frozen toes.

But on Saturday morning, when people were more likely to be waking up over a leisurely cup of coffee, dozens of men and women were plunking yoga mats into the foot-deep snow of Montreal’s Lafontaine park to do just that.

Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific.

Nan Hauser said she didn’t understand the actions of the 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in the Cook Islands. Then she saw the shark.

She’s heard on a video telling the massive mammal, “I love you!”

Rats! DC wages war against resurgent rodents with dry ice

WASHINGTON — Any mists spotted rising over the swamp may just be Washington wielding its newest weapon in its never-ending war on rats: dry ice.

The District of Columbia’s rodent control division’s program manager, Gerard Brown, tells The Washington Post the frozen form of carbon dioxide complements the poison the city uses, as reported rat complaints reach a four-year high.

Russian army demonstrates latest weapon: Cuddly puppies

MOSCOW — The Russian Armed Forces has unveiled its latest cutting-edge weapon in a New Year greetings video: cuddly puppies.

After a year of showing off its military might in Syria, the Defence Ministry has taken a softer approach. The one-minute video shows dozens of puppies sharing food and cuddling with each other. Older dogs are shown playing with unidentified officers.