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  • Meet Purin the Super Beagle, the dog with the ability to make saves better than most goalies out there.

    In a new video, Purin shows off her goalkeeping skills by blocking shot after shot sent her way.  
     
    It's not the first time the pup has wowed us with her soccer skills. Last summer she charmed the Internet by showing off her goal-making abilities.
     
    Purin is not just a one-trick puppy; she can also jump rope, skateboard, and walk on the ball.
     
    This talented dog lives in Japan and even has her own Facebook page.

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  • Looks like Siri has some new competition from an old friend.

    That’s right, Barbie is going high-tech! Not only will your child be able to dress her up and talk to her, but the doll is now able to respond thanks to Wi-Fi and voice recognition technology.

    “The No. 1 request we receive from girls globally is to have a conversation with Barbie, and with Hello Barbie we are making that request a reality,” Stephanie Cota, Mattel's senior vice president of global communications, said in a statement.

    Here’s how it works: Your child pushes a button to chat, and Barbie will “listen” through an embedded microphone. She then sends the audio to a cloud-based server, operated by Mattel’s technology partner ToyTalk, which then records the speech and processes it. Then Barbie responds to the question or comment.  

    Privacy advocates and parents have dubbed the doll “Eavesdropping Barbie” and are concerned about their children’s conversations being recorded and stored.

    Faculty adviser Angela Campbell from

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  • Dennis the dachshund may look like your typical happy pup, but his story wasn’t always so cheery.

    This is what Dennis used to look like:

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    That was back in 2013, when he weighed a whopping 56 pounds. Luckily, Dennis was adopted by Brooklyn Burton, of Columbus, Ohio. Her late uncle was his first owner. He was a hoarder who, for years, had been feeding Dennis table food — like White Castle burgers and pizza.  

    Burton, with the help of Dennis’s veterinarian, who practices at the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital, helped the 6-year-old get down to a healthy 12 pounds. How did he lose the weight? Dennis was put on a strict diet of dry dog food, given an exercise plan, and had skin-removal surgery, thanks to donations raised through a GoFundMe page. All this came just in the nick of time. The vet said he would not have made it through another month at Burton’s uncle’s house.

    Burton told WSYX-TV that Dennis can now can go up and down the steps. “He was never able to do that,” she said,

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  • A baby in Belfast, Northern Ireland, might be new to this world, but he already has something to say. At just 7 weeks old, Cillian McCann shocked his parents by perfectly repeating the word “hello.” Don’t believe it? Watch this:
     

    Most babies start to speak after about 18 months, but mom Toni McCann noticed that Cillian was trying to communicate verbally very early on. She said, “He was trying to talk, I thought, the whole day … and I thought, ‘Is he trying to speak to me?’” She posted the video to her Facebook page, where it quickly went viral.

    Got a little baby genius on your hands? Share a video of your baby with us on our Facebook page.  

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  • A greeter at Costco is someone who makes customers’ days a little brighter with a warm smile and friendly hello. But the tables were turned on one greeter from the San Ramon Costco in California who’s been working at the same location for 22 years. His name is Arlie Smith. When loyal customers found out that he is battling kidney cancer that is spreading through his bones, they got together to think of a way to show Smith how much he is appreciated. Headed up by Bridgette Loughnane, a group that calls itself Arlie’s Angels pitched in to raise money to send Smith and his wife on a beach vacation. In all, Arlie’s Angels raised $2,500. When the group surprised Smith and his wife, Shari, with the vacation he said, “I have a priceless wonderful life. You can’t put a price tag on these people, on all of this.”

    Even though Smith is fighting cancer himself, his goal is to be the top fundraiser for an Oakland Children’s Hospital benefit in May. He told KGO-TV, “My goal is to be number one and

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