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Orphaned wild foal crying for mom on Outer Banks nearly collapsed. NC group steps in


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California toddler is orphaned after parents die in separate tragedies. Here’s how to help


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Syrian orphaned children race in Idlib


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Melania Trump holds two-month-old baby orphaned in El Paso

Melania Trump holds two-month-old baby orphaned in El PasoThe two-month-old baby orphaned in the El Paso shooting has been pictured being held by Melania Trump. Paul Anchondo's parents, Andre and Jordan Anchondo, were among the 22 people killed in the tragedy last week. The baby was brought to the hospital by relatives when the US president and first lady visited on Wednesday. In the image Mr Trump gave a thumbs up sign, which his opponents on social media criticised. But Tito Anchondo, the baby's uncle, who brought him to the hospital, defended the president, and said the baby's parents had been supporters. Mr Anchondo told NPR: "I think people are misconstruing President Trump’s ideas. My brother was very supportive of Trump." He added to the Washington Post: "He was just there as a human being, consoling us and giving his condolences." Mr Anchondo told the newspaper he "definitely" felt consoled after talking to the president. Mrs Trump wrote on Twitter: "I met many incredible people in Dayton, Ohio & El Paso, Texas yesterday. Their communities are strong and unbreakable." I met many incredible people in Dayton, Ohio & El Paso, Texas yesterday. Their communities are strong and unbreakable. @potus and I stand with you! pic.twitter.com/SHzV6zcVKR— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 8, 2019 It came as Mr Trump launched an attack on Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democrat nomination in 2020. He said:  "Look, Joe is not playing with a full deck. This is not somebody you can have as your president. But if he got the nomination I’d be thrilled." Mr Biden was widely criticised on Friday over a gaffe during an event in  Iowa. Mr Biden told an audience: "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids." His campaign later said he "misspoke and immediately corrected himself."



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Trump thumbs-up photo with orphaned baby in El Paso sparks controversy

Trump thumbs-up photo with orphaned baby in El Paso sparks controversyThe image was taken on Wednesday at the University Medical Center of El Paso during Trump’s visit to the West Texas border city to meet with first responders, medical personnel and surviving victims from Saturday’s gun violence at a Walmart store. Trump avoided the press during both hospital visits, which were closed to media coverage, but the White House later released a brief video montage of the visits. The first lady also tweeted several photos from the visit, including one that shows her standing in front of a University Medical Center of El Paso backdrop cradling a 2-month-old infant whose parents, Andre and Jordon Anchondo, were both slain in the Walmart attack, reportedly as they shielded him from gunfire.



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Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cub

Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cubThe mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was a young cub, weighing no more than 40 pounds (18 kg) and likely orphaned but not starving, state wildlife officials said on Friday. The encounter between the young predator and Travis Kauffman garnered international headlines when authorities revealed that the 31-year-old man had not only survived a rare mountain lion attack but had suffocated the cat by stepping on its throat. A necropsy – the animal equivalent of an autopsy – showed the cougar was 4 to 5 months old, based on the condition of its teeth, and the results confirmed Mr Kauffman's account of the struggle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement. "The cause of death was determined to be … blunt trauma and strangulation," the agency said. Mr Kauffman recounted his harrowing tale at a news conference last week. He said on February 4, he was jogging on the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Denver, when he heard pine needles rustling and turned to see a cougar staring him down. "I was bummed out to see a mountain lion," he told reporters. The environmental consultant said he raised his arms and yelled, but the cougar pounced, clamping its jaws on his right wrist, and slashing his face and neck with its claws. During the three-minute struggle, Mr Kauffman said he unsuccessfully tried to dislodge the cat by hitting it with a rock and stabbing it with sticks. Ultimately he was able to get on top of the cat and place his foot on its throat until it stopped thrashing. Mr Kauffman suffered multiple lacerations but no permanent injuries. He could not be reached for comment on Friday. Travis Kauffman talks about his encounter with the mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins Credit:  David Zalubowski/AP Veterinarians who performed the necropsy could not determine the gender or precise size of the dead cat because other animals had fed on the carcass by the time rangers reached it. But the examiners surmised the cougar was likely a male that weighed between 35 pounds and 40 pounds (16 and 18 kg), authorities said. Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay told Reuters that mountain lions normally stay with their mothers for 12 to 18 months before striking out on their own, and two other cubs believed to be from the same litter were later trapped. The cats were taken to an animal rehabilitation facility to give them a better chance for survival when they are released back into the wild at some point, Clay said.



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Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cub

Mountain lion strangled by Colorado man was orphaned cougar cubThe mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was a young cub, weighing no more than 40 pounds (18 kg) and likely orphaned but not starving, state wildlife officials said on Friday. The encounter between the young predator and Travis Kauffman garnered international headlines when authorities revealed that the 31-year-old man had not only survived a rare mountain lion attack but had suffocated the cat by stepping on its throat. A necropsy – the animal equivalent of an autopsy – showed the cougar was 4 to 5 months old, based on the condition of its teeth, and the results confirmed Kauffman’s account of the struggle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.



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Newborn Twins and Daughter Orphaned After Mother Dies the Same Day as Their Father’s Funeral

Newborn Twins and Daughter Orphaned After Mother Dies the Same Day as Their Father’s FuneralThe couple leaves behind newborn twins and a 2-year-old daughter



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