A 7 Inch Yorkie Saved 250 US Soldiers three days of digging and kept 40 US Planes Operational During WWII — Give Me Liberty

H/T War History OnLine. The story of Smoky is amazing to say the least. Dogs have been a part of warfare since the beginning of history. What people usually envisage is a German Shepherd or some other trusty and above all sizeable canine companion – probably not a 4 pound (1.8 kg) female Yorkshire…

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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Will Face Canada In Gold Medal Game At Winter Olympics — National : NPR

The gold medal game will air live in the U.S. on Wednesday night. The two rivals have repeatedly faced off to decide Olympic and world championships over the past 20 years.(Image credit: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

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‘More Than War Fighters’: Active-Duty Athletes Compete In Olympics Bobsled And Luge — News : NPR

Sgt. Nick Cunningham, a bobsledder, is one of seven U.S. service members competing in Pyeongchang. “They told me, ‘Go win medals for this country,'” he says. “And that’s my job at this moment.”(Image credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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‘More Than War Fighters’: Active-Duty Athletes Compete In Olympics Bobsled And Luge — News : NPR

Sgt. Nick Cunningham, a bobsledder, is one of seven U.S. service members competing in Pyeongchang. “They told me, ‘Go win medals for this country,'” he says. “And that’s my job at this moment.”(Image credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Blackwell Was a Pioneer. Here’s Why Google Celebrates Her — TIME

Google is celebrating Elizabeth Blackwell’s 197th birthday on Feb. 3 with a Google Doodle tribute. The Google Doodle shows Blackwell, a pioneer of medical and feminist history, at a desk covered with books, medical supplies and a classic leather doctor’s bag. The sketch was drawn by Harriet Lee Merrion, who lives in the town where…

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