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4-year-old fighting cancer dies after heartbreaking photo goes viral

The 4-year-old girl who captured everyone’s hearts has died.

>> Dad shares heartbreaking photo of daughter with stage 4 cancer

Jessica Whelan of Lancashire, England, first gained the internet’s attention after her father posted an emotional photo of her during her cancer treatment. Whelan was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in September last year.

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As a photographer it is important to capture the truth and the reality of a situation, too easy it becomes to capture...Posted by Jessica Whelan - A fight against Neuroblastoma on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Strangers raised more than $93,000 to help give her a chance to enjoy her last few weeks, but she passed away Sunday.

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Her father, Andy Whelan, who has been documenting her fight, shared the news with followers:

"I feel both sadness and relief in informing you all that Jessica finally found peace at seven o’clock this morning. No longer does she suffer, no longer does she feel the pain of the physical constraints of her body. Now my princess has grown her angel wings and has gone up to play with her friends and loved ones. She will now watch down over her little brother and ourselves until one day we are reunited again.Last night she finally allowed me to hold her in my arms and we had a big cuddle as I told her how much I loved her. I told her again that it was okay for her to close her eyes and go to sleep and I kissed her forehead and her lips numerous times. It seems like this is what she needed to finally allow her to find comfort in her passing as within eight hours of this cuddle she finally took her final breath. She was a daddy’s girl from the start and even right up to the end. I feel like a massive part of me has just been torn away but I am so glad that I could give her that comfort in her final hours. She passed peacefully and calmly with not even a murmur."

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I feel both sadness and relief in informing you all that Jessica finally found peace at seven o’clock this morning. No...Posted by Jessica Whelan - A fight against Neuroblastoma on Sunday, November 20, 2016

The family originally set up a GoFundMe page to help offset some of the medical bills, and in two days, more than 3,300 people donated.

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“It has been absolutely overwhelming. It is quite hard for us to comprehend what is being donated,” James Whelan told the Daily Mail. “We will now be able to buy her things to give her enjoyment during the time she has left and will also help us give her the send off she deserves. We don’t feel comfortable about asking for money and we weren’t even going to do it until people asked us to. Now, we can’t believe how far it has gone. It seems to have reached most corners of the world.”

7 things to know now: Baby found; officers shot; 'Hamilton' apology; Kanye West

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Baby found: A newborn who was kidnapped after her mother was murdered has been found unharmed, police say. The baby, Sophia Gonzales, was found Saturday in Dallas after her mother, 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda, was shot to death in Kansas. Investigators discovered late Friday that someone who knew the mother had taken the eight-day-old baby to Dallas after her mother was killed. Two people are in custody in connection with the incident.

2. Wetterling murderer sentencing: Danny Heinrich, who kidnapped, sexually assaulted then killed Jacob Wetterling in 1989, says he will apology in court Monday as he is sentenced on child pornography charges. Heinrich agreed to take authorities to the boy’s remains in August as part of a plea deal on pornography charges. Heinrich also confessed to kidnapping and sexually assaulting another boy. That assault happened a few months before he killed Wetterling.

3. Trump’s transition picks: President-elect Donald Trump met with several potential cabinet appointees over the weekend, saying Sunday that he had made “a couple of deals.” Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was among those Trump met with. According to vice president-elect Mike Pence, Romney is under “serious consideration” for secretary of State. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis is being considered for the position of defense secretary.

4. Officers shot: A St. Louis police officer is in critical condition after he was shot in what his chief called an"ambush" Sunday night. The 46-year-old officer was shot twice in the face, authorities said, but he is expected to survive. That shooting comes on the heels of the fatal shooting of a Texas police officer early Sunday. A San Antonio police officer sitting in his car writing out a traffic ticket was shot to death by a man who pulled up behind him, got out of his car, walked to the squad car and pointed a gun in through the passenger window. Police there said the shooting didn’t appear to have any connection to the traffic stop.

5. Van Zandt says to apologize: Steven Van Zandt, a member of the E Street Band and former “Sopranos” star, is calling on the cast of “Hamilton” to apology to vice president-elect Mike Pence. A member of the cast chastised Pence as he and his daughter and nephew were attending a performance of the play. “It was the most respectful, benign form of bullying ever. But bullying nonetheless,” Van Zandt tweeted over the weekend. “And by the way, human rights must be won, not asked for. When artists perform the venue becomes your home. The audience are your guests. It’s taking unfair advantage of someone who thought they were a protected guest in your home.”

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Kanye West angered and simultaneously worried fans during a concert he cut short Saturday. West, who reportedly arrived late to the concert, performed three songs before he launched into a rant against Beyonce, her husband, Jay Z, and racism in America. "I am putting my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk, when I talk to y'all like this," West said. "Beyoncé, I was hurt, cause I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won [VMA] Video of the Year over me, over Hotline Bling." He went on to say, "Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don't send them at my head. Just call me! Talk to me like a man!" Then he told black people to stop focusing on racism. “This world is racist, okay? Let's stop being distracted to focus on that as much, it's just a (expletive deleted) fact," he said. On Thursday, West surprised some of his fans when he told an audience that he did not vote for president, but would have voted for Donald Trump if he had.

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4-year-old’s hailed hero after saving mother’s life

A 4-year-old remained calm and likely helped saved her mother’s life.

BBC News reported that Suzie McCash, a little girl from Tynemouth, England, explained clearly what was going on when she called emergency after her mother, Rowena McCash, suffered an allergic reaction.

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Suzie called the police and described her mother’s situation to call handler Adam Hall, who guided paramedics to the family home, BBC News said.

When Hall asked if Suzie could open her front door for responders, the little girl can be heard on the 911 call saying, "Well, I can't really reach the lock, but I'll have a go."

She was able to open the door.

The youngster earlier received a bravery award and was reunited with the police and ambulance-service staff involved in the drama.

BBC News reported that McCash has made a full recovery.

 4-Year-Old Girl Saves Mother's Life with Emergency CallBrave 4-year-old girl saves her mother's life by calling emergency services after mom suffers a severe allergic reaction. "She feels really poorly..." (Credit: BBC Newcastle)Posted by ABC News on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

1,100-pound man leaves bed for first time in 6 years

A 32-year-old man from Mexico who weighs 1,110 pounds left his bed for the first time in six years to receive medical treatment in Guadalajara, according to several media reports.

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Juan Pedro Franco Salas lives in the central Mexico city of Aguascalientes. Gabriela Centeno, a spokeswoman for the office of Dr. Jose Antonio Castaneda, said Tuesday that Salas was transported to Guadalajara where blood samples were taken, the New York Daily News reported. She said Salas will remain in that city for several months receiving treatment.

A special frame was erected to help Salas stand, the Daily News reported. He then left his parents’ shop in central Mexico and was driven to Guadalajara.

“I think there is new hope. A door has been opened for me,” Salas told NBC News.

Salas weighed 440 pounds when he was 17 and gained more weight after suffering from depression, NBC News reported.

Manuel Uribe, also from Mexico, was once considered the world’s heaviest man before his death in 2014. He was 48. Uribe’s peak weight of 1,230 pounds was certified in 2006 as a Guinness world record.

According to Guinness, the heaviest person in medical history was Jon Brower Minnoch, whose weight in 1978 was calculated at 1,400 pounds. Minnoch died in 1983.

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Goat and monkey form unlikely but adorable friendship

An unlikely animal friendship is getting attention across the internet.

The Dodo reported that Zhong Shu, a farmer in eastern China, discovered a monkey riding on a goat while tending to his own herd.

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The farmer told Beijing-based news channel CCTV that in the five days he's seen the pair together non-stop.

"It seems the goats made (him) feel safe," Shu said. "Every time I came to shut goats in the fold at night, I found the monkey was either on the back of this goat or that goat. I tried to feed bananas to the monkey, but it did not eat and held onto the goat tightly."

Footage shows the baby monkey clinging to the fine-haired black goat as he munches on leaves and spends time with other goats.

It is not clear what drew the two together, but CBC News reported that, according to CCTV, authorities plan to rescue the monkey and take it to the Yichun zoo.

7 things to know now: Trump transition problems; teen depression; who is sexiest

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Trump’s transition: President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team lost a member Tuesday as stories of in-fighting have begun to leak out. Former Rep. Mike Rogers, who is respected for his knowledge of national security issues, announced he was leaving the team Tuesday. In addition, according to The Associated Press, a clerical oversight threw a wrench into the Trump team's ability to coordinate with President Barack Obama's staff at the White House. Members of the press also complained Tuesday when Trump ditched them to go to dinner in Manhattan. Press members said they were told he was “done for the day,” and would not be leaving his home at Trump Towers.

2. Ryan back as speaker: Paul Ryan, (R-Wisc.), unanimously won the support of Republicans in the House Tuesday for a second term as Speaker. "This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump's victory into real progress for the American people," Ryan said Tuesday. The election for speaker is officially held in January, when the next session of Congress begins, but both parties generally make their choices in the week after an election. In an unexpected move, Democrats decided to delay leadership elections until after the Thanksgiving break.

3. Man shot, killed at airport: The father of Kansas City Chiefs player James Winchester was shot and killed at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday. Michael Winchester, an employee of Southwest Airlines, was shot while walking to the employee parking area. Police say the suspect, who has not be identified, was found dead in a pickup truck nearby. He had apparently taken his own life.

4. Get rid of Electoral College: California Sen. Barbara Boxer filed legislation Tuesday aimed at abolishing the Electoral College. Boxer said that since Democrat Hillary Clinton appears to have won the popular vote, she should be president. Boxer said that except for the "outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society” Clinton would be the next president. “This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency." Click here to see how and why the United States uses the system. 

5. Teens and depression: A study in the journal Pediatrics reported an increase in the number of young people suffering from depression. The study shows a 37 percent increase in the past year in the number of teens who reported a major depressive episode – defined as a period of depression lasting at least two weeks.

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Who is the sexiest man alive? According to People magazine it’s Dwayne Johnson. The WWE wrestler turned actor said he was pleased with the recognition. “I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it,” he said. 

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7 things to know now: Giuliani possible for State; passerby kills man assaulting police officer

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Giuliani for State: Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is said to be the front-runner for the position of Secretary of State in Donald Trump’s administration, according to reports from The Associated Press. Giuliani was a vocal supporter of Trump, often appearing on Sunday news shows to discuss Trump’s campaign. Giuliani is one of several names that have been floated for the position.

2. Harris convicted: A Georgia father has been convicted of deliberately leaving his son for hours in a hot car to die. Justin Ross Harris was convicted Monday in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. Harris claimed he forgot to drop his son off at day care and left the boy in the car as he went in to work. Prosecutors say Harris went through a fast-food drive-thru with the child minutes before he parked his SUV in his work parking lot and could not have forgotten the boy was in the vehicle.

3. Ifill dies: Reporter Gwen Ifill, who covered seven presidential campaigns, hosted vice-presidential debates and was the anchor of the PBS “NewsHour,” has died. In her career, Ifill worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post, The New York Times and NBC before she was named a moderator of PBS’s “Washington Week in Review” in 1999. She and Judy Woodruff would come together in 2013 to host “NewsHour.” Ifill was 61.

4. Obama's press conference: President Barack Obama said in a press conference Monday that while he still has reservations about Donald Trump’s temperament, the fact that Trump was able to “tap into … the anxieties but also the enthusiasm of his voters,” was “impressive." Obama, who was set to leave on his last overseas trip as a sitting president, told reporters that Trump would have to work to curb his temperament in certain instances. "There are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them," Obama said.

5. Hillary's phone call: Hillary Clinton made a call to Democratic leaders in Congress Monday, telling them not to be "discouraged or divided.” Clinton’s call came after one by President Obama who told the group they could “mope for a week and half, maybe two," but then had to get to work. According to a Democrat who was on the call from Clinton, the former secretary of State said of her loss, "Heartbreaks don't heal overnight and this one won't.”

And one more

A driver who attacked a Florida sheriff's deputy Monday morning was shot and killed by a passerby who stopped to help when he saw the man beating the officer. The incident began when deputy, Dean Bardes attempted to make a traffic stop near Bradenton, Fla., The driver fled, eventually stopping on an interstate exit ramp. The man, who has not yet been identified, got out of the car and began to assault Bardes. Another driver got out of his car, drew a weapon, and told the suspect to stop hitting the officer. When the man continued the assault, the passerby fired at him, hitting him three times. According to Bardes the suspect was armed.

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Trump's transition: Priebus, Bannon named; Laura Ingraham being considered for press secretary

On Sunday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and former Brietbart News executive Steven Bannon were named chief of staff and “chief strategist and senior counselor," respectively, for the Donald Trump administration. 

Other appointments to Cabinet positions are expected to be announced any time this week, sooner rather than later, according to sources within the transition team.

Here’s the latest news on the transition. 

Priebus, Bannon chosen: Over the weekend, the Trump transition team announced that Reince Priebus had been named  chief of staff and Steven Bannon would be  “chief strategist and senior counselor.” While Priebus’ appointment has been cheered, Bannon’s has been questioned. Bannon was named to the Trump campaign in August. According to The Associated Press, he quickly became a member of Trump's inner circle, frequently traveling with the candidate and working to re-shape his message to emphasize Trump's populist and outsider appeal. 

>>Click here to read what people are saying about Steve Bannon’s appointment.  

Ingraham for press secretary: Radio host Laura Ingraham is being considered for the position of press secretary in Donald Trump’s White House, according to The Hill.  Ingraham has been a staunch supporter of Trump’s during the campaign. She is a contributor to Fox News, and runs a website, LifeZelle.com, in addition to her conservative radio program.

What about Kellyanne: Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, announced on Twitter Thursday that she has been offered a White House post, but she has not said which position. She exchanged tweets with a journalist who wrote that sources said she would be returning to her polling business.   

Considering an openly gay man: According to The AP, Trump is considering appointing Richard Grenell as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If Grenell is nominated, he would be the first openly gay person to hold a Cabinet-level foreign policy post. Grenell worked in President George W. Bush’s administration.   

What they are saying about Steve Bannon

President-elect Donald Trump announced Sunday that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus would be his chief of staff, and that former Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon would be his “chief strategist and senior counselor.”

Trump’s appointment of Priebus was generally accepted as a good choice, but not so for the selection of Bannon as an adviser.

Bannon, 62, has been a lightning rod for controversy since he joined Trump’s campaign.

Bannon, a former U.S. Navy officer and a graduate of Harvard Business School, worked for Goldman Sachs, launched his own investment company, produced films and invested in the television series “Seinfeld” when the show needed help getting started.

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He has faced criticism for his extreme right-wing rhetoric since he was named CEO of Trump’s campaign in August. The Southern Poverty Law Center has warned that Bannon is the “main driver behind Breitbart becoming a white ethno-nationalist propaganda mill.”

His job will likely be on par with that of Karl Rove’s under President George W. Bush’s administration or John Podesta’s under President Barack Obama’s administration, according to The Washington Post. Why does Bannon elicit such a strong response? Here’s what some people say about him.

Most dangerous political operative in America

The Telegraph

“He has been described as “the most dangerous political operative in America.” Now he is one of the most powerful.

Steve Bannon has been announced as Donald Trump's chief strategist. On Sunday night Mr Trump’s team confirmed that Reince Priebus had been appointed chief of staff. But, in a telling twist, Mr Bannon, 62, was named first on the list, and described as Mr Priebus’s “equal” - a word that may be causing alarm in the capital.”

No shortage of reaction

NBC News

“Steve Bannon, former president of the incendiary Breitbart News and more recently chief executive of Trump's campaign, is taking on a role as Donald Trump's "chief strategist and senior counselor."

Bannon's new position was listed above the announcement of RNC chair Reince Priebus as Trump's new chief of staff on a statement issued Sunday. It said Bannon and Priebus would be "equal partners."

There was no shortage of reaction.”

‘Alt-right’ connection

The Washington Post

“President-elect Donald Trump's decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the White House has drawn a sharp rebuke from political strategists who see in Bannon a controversial figure too closely associated with the “alt-right” movement, which white nationalists have embraced.

Bannon, who was the executive chairman of Breitbart News before joining the Trump campaign in August, will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor for Trump; that will give Bannon authority over the strategic direction of the White House. Bannon will assume a similar role to that of Karl Rove during George W. Bush’s administration and recently by longtime strategist John Podesta under President Obama. He and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who will become White House chief of staff, will be among Trump's top advisers.”

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Bannon part of leadership team

Breitbart News

“President-elect Donald Trump announced on Sunday that Stephen K. Bannon will be the White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor while Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff.

“Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive,” stated a press release from Trump’s transition team on Sunday. “Bannon and Priebus will also work together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help lead the transition process in the run-up to Inauguration Day.”

Sending mixed signals

Vox

“Donald Trump announced Sunday that he would choose his campaign manager Stephen Bannon to serve as “Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President,” and that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff.

A statement announcing the decision said that Bannon and Priebus “will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive.”

The announcement sends mixed signals to those who have been watching Trump’s staffing picks for clues to how he might govern."

An "anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist’

USA Today

“Donald Trump's decision to make Stephen Bannon, former Breitbart News executive turned campaign CEO, his chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House was met with criticism.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Bannon's appointment in a statement, calling him an "anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist and White nationalist alt-right extremist." The council pointed to the alt-right news website he used to run as proof of his views on Muslims and other minorities.”

A White Nationalist Is The New White House Chief Strategist

The Huffington Post

“Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News Network executive chairman known for having white nationalist views ― and who has himself been accused of anti-Semitism ― was named chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday. 

Bannon, 62, was taking time off from Breitbart to serve as CEO of the Trump campaign before Sunday’s announcement giving him a senior leadership role in the incoming administration.

Trump also announced Sunday that Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus would serve as his chief of staff.”

A profile from October 2015 (before he joined Trump’s campaign)

Bloomberg

“It’s nearing midnight as Steve Bannon pushes past the bluegrass band in his living room and through a crowd of Republican congressmen, political operatives, and a few stray Duck Dynasty cast members. He’s trying to make his way back to the SiriusXM Patriot radio show, broadcasting live from a cramped corner of the 14-room townhouse he occupies a stone’s throw from the Supreme Court. It’s late February, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing, and Bannon, as usual, is the whirlwind at the center of the action.” 

'World's saddest polar bear' raised in mall will see sun

He's been called "the worlds saddest polar bear," but Pizza the polar bear will finally have the sun on his face.

Pizza lived in an aquarium inside a mall in China for most of his life, until recently, The Telegraph reported.

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Animal activists said that he "suffered for selfies" when he showed what were called signs of mental distress after video of him acting listless in his enclosure went viral just months after the aquarium opened.

Members of the activist group Animals Asia said Pizza had nowhere to hide from people who would use his enclosure as a backdrop for photos. Visitors to the aquarium would bang on the windows and shout to get his attention. They said that the mall did not provide Pizza a natural habitat.

Animals Asia started a petition to force the closure of Grandview Aquarium. More than 856,000 signed to join the online movement.

Pizza recently was moved to where he was born, an unnamed park in North China and was reunited with his parents.

Mall officials said that the move is temporary while they renovate Pizza's enclosure, The Telegraph reported. But the Humane Society International and Capital Animal Welfare Association have both pushed to have Grandview make Pizza's new home permanent.

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