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Student Who Wanted to be Soldier Makes Ultimate Sacrifice for Classmates

This is what a true hero looks like.

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When it comes to the horrific school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, you’re more than likely going to hear the mainstream media drone on and on about how much gun control is needed and other such nonsense.

What you aren’t probably going to hear a lot about are the heroes involved in the incident, such as Christian “Riley” Garcia, a 15-year-old student who gave the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of his fellow classmates.

This is a tale that’s both tragic and inspiring.

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CNN reported that Christian died on Friday after reportedly attempting to block the mass killer from entering a classroom.

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Keenan Smith, the Garcia family’s pastor, told the outlet of his parishioner’s brave actions.

“[Christian] was holding the door shut when the shooter was trying to gain access into that art room … the shooter shot through the door, taking his [Christian’s] life,” Smith told CNN.

According to the report, Christian was able to keep the mass killer at bay long enough to allow students to escape through an alternate route.

“He was against the door trying to help his teacher, trying to help another student, and trying to shield the others there,” Smith said.

Christian’s pastor went on to state that the young man had planned on going into the military after high school, making it clear that he truly had a heart to serve and protect others, a trait that was deeply ingrained in who he was.

We live at a unique time in history where heroes are in short supply. The example of Garcia’s sacrifice serves as a lesson for each and every American that love gives itself for others, even if it means forfeiting one’s life.

While there are times that future generations look completely lost on an emotional and psychological level, kids like Garcia remind us that not all of them are beyond hope. In fact, most of them are good kids with bad teachers, both in school and at home.

Let’s hope the kids Garcia died to save always remember the sacrifice he made for them and never allow his memory to fade in their minds.

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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WATCH: NC Man Slings Rabid Bobcat Across His Front Yard

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For many North Carolinians, neighborhood living brings with it the peace of mind that the most invasive animals you might have to deal with are squirrels who are trying to rest in your attic, or raccoons hoping to fatten up from your trash can.  The Tar Heel state has some bears, sure, but they’re not often the pestering or dangerous type like you might see in the Pacific Northwest or parts of California. But one man this week got up close and personal with a seriously frightening creature this week, after it lunged at his wife from underneath their car. A disturbing video captures the moment a rabid bobcat attacks a North Carolina woman—and the moment her husband grabs it off her and throws it through the air. Kristi and Happy Wade of Burgaw were walking to their SUV to take their cat to the vet the morning of April 9 when the growling animal ran across the street and attacked, WIS-TVreports. After throwing it several feet, Happy Wade eventually shot it after it ran into the couple’s garage and then continued to charge, ABC 11 reports. A neighbor who had been jogging by at the time stopped to help and called 911. Video of the incident is simply unbelievable. https://twitter.com/nojumper/status/1383145940807163904?s=20 The bobcat was injured by Wade and later euthanized by local law enforcement.  An autopsy revealed that the animal was indeed rabid, and the family has been undergoing treatment for their numerous bite wounds.

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