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Two states, two VERY different COVID tactics.... but the same depressing result: California ordered strict lockdowns, while Florida 'trusted common sense' and now both have nearly identical case rates, hospitalizations and deaths

Since the first cases of coronavirus were identified in the U.S., California and Florida have stood out for taking very different approaches to the crisis. Over the course of the last year, California Gov Gavin Newsom has ordered businesses such as bars and indoor dining in restaurants to be shut down due to a rising number of cases and hospitalizations, and has imposed mask mandates. The state's schools have also been largely remote since March and most residents are under lockdown orders. By comparison, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis has issued very few closures, lifting restrictions bars, restaurants and virtually every other business in September. DeSantis has refused to shut down schools statewide and has said a mask mandate is 'off the table.' Two months ago, he even criticized states like California with harsher restrictions and said he trusted his residents to 'use common sense'. 'How has that worked out in the states that have done it?... What about all these

Devoted dog follows ambulance taking her owner to Turkish hospital and waits outside for six days until they are finally reunited

A devoted dog followed an ambulance carrying her sick owner to a Turkish hospital and waited outside for six days until they were finally reunited.   Loyal pet Boncuk, which means bead, bounded after the ambulance that took her owner Cemal Senturk to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon when he became unwell on 14 January. She then made daily visits to the facility. Boncuk chased an ambulance carrying her unwell owner to a hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon Loyal Boncuck waited faithfully for owner Cemal Senturk outside the hospital in Trabzon for six days Boncuk, whose name means bead, visited the hospital in Trabzon every day despite efforts from her owner's daughter to keep her home  Boncuk waits patiently for her owner to get better. Mr Senturk's daughter tried to keep the pooch at home but she repeatedly escaped to stand outside the hospital  Mr Senturk's daughter, Aynur Egeli, kept taking Boncuk home but the dog would repeatedly run off and return to the

KIN of the swingers! Moment tiny baby spider monkey is born while its mother hangs in mid-air at Dudley Zoo

A critically endangered spider monkey was born in a zoo while its mother swung in mid-air.  Valentine, 20, gave birth to the tiny Colombian black spider monkey at Dudley Zoo. Senior keeper Harley Hunt captured the amazing scenes on his camera phone after arriving for his shift on January 10. Scroll down for video  Valentine cradled the youngster while cleaning its hair. The critically endangered spider monkey was born in a zoo while its mother swung in mid-air He said: 'As soon as I realised Valentine was giving birth and the baby was very imminent, I grabbed my phone and hid by the window, filming through the glass while trying to watch what was unfolding at the same time. 'It was amazing to see the baby arrive around six minutes later and I felt very privileged. 'Just as she was about to birth the baby, the other spider monkeys all went outside, so she was left alone in the den, but as soon as the baby arrived, she brought it straight over to the window to show me. '

Hank Aaron, one-time Negro League outfielder who broke Babe Ruth's Major League home run record, dies at age 86

Henry 'Hank' Aaron, the one-time Negro League outfielder who went on to break Babe Ruth's Major League home run record in the face of rampant racism, has died at 86. A cause of death has not been reported, but the Atlanta Braves confirmed that he died in his sleep.  'We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank,' Atlanta Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said in a statement. 'He was a beacon for our organization first as a player, then with player development, and always with our community efforts. His incredible talent and resolve helped him achieve the highest accomplishments, yet he never lost his humble nature.' Scroll down for video  Henry 'Hank' Aaron, the baseball legend who broke Babe Ruth's Major League home run record in the face of rampant racism, has died at 86 Aaron played for the Negro Leagues' Indianapolis Clowns in 1952 before being discovered by the Boston Braves, who purchased his contract for $10,000. Picture

'I was duped by Trump!' QAnon Shaman 'regrets' Capitol invasion as his lawyer says ex-president's failure to issue a pardon was a 'betrayal' by the man who 'led him down the primrose path' - so how many more rioters will claim the same?

The man dubbed the 'QAnon Shaman' has claimed through his attorney that he was 'duped' by Donald Trump into participating in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, is being held without bail on federal charges in Phoenix, and on Friday his attorney told that Trump's failure to pardon him was a 'betrayal.'  In what could signal a defense strategy for many of the people ensnared after the Capitol riots, the attorney of the 'Shaman' essentially is laying the blame at Trump's feet, saying his client was merely following the instructions of the former president.  As of Friday, at least 93 individuals have been charged in connection with the riot, according to DOJ records.  'Mr. Chansley is not alone. We all are compelled to be introspective about our role in creating and permitting an environment where believing the words of a president criminally actionable,' attorney Albert S. Watkins told DailyMai