Golden Retriever With Rare Black Mark on His Face Gains Over 180,000 Followers | 22 Words

2020 has thrown one thing after the other at us this year, and it certainly hasn't backed down this week.

Check out our top news picks, from ghosts to the royal family, and the most adorable golden retriever that has stolen the internet's heart...

With everything going on in the world right now, there's one thing we could all use more of...

Cute dogs.

You might be thinking not even dogs can improve the car-crash of a year 2020 has become.

Well, one special dog might just change your mind. He has gained a significant following for his unusual genetic mutation, and it's everything we need right now. But first, let's take a look at some of the top stories this week...

10. Family of Carole Baskin’s Ex-Husband Buy Ad Slot During Her ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Debut.

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Carole Baskin has had a horrible reminder of the past when her ex-husband's family decided to coincidentally buy an ad slot during her Dancing With the Stars debut.

The reality star had no idea about the stunt until 10 minutes before it was time to hit the dancefloor.

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The advert was an emotional plea to the public to disclose any further information that they might have had about the "disappearance" of Carole’s millionaire husband, Don Lewis, and it was delivered by Don's children as well as his PA and attorney.

But Carole didn't let that stop her...

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Even despite the commercial distracting viewers from her performance (which might have actually been a good thing considering she's got a low-low score of eleven), the reality-star turned dancer had a savage response for all the haters. Click here for the full story.

9. Prince Harry ‘Demoralized’ After Being Stripped of Military Titles.

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If you thought Carole was having a rough week, then you probably don't want to hear about how Prince Harry has been left "demoralized" after he was stripped of his military titles.

If you're a fan of the royals, you'll know that the prince has been extremely dedicated to his role in the military.

But because he's given his royal titles up, this harsh consequence has quickly followed.

And of course, this has been a bitter pill for him to swallow.

In Meghan Markle's book, Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand offered us an insight into the whole thing, saying "the most demoralizing aspect of the new deal was his [Prince Harry] being stripped of his honorary military appointments that had been awarded to him as a senior royal." Read more about this "new deal" the former royal couple has been offered.

8. Middle School Suspends Student Who Carried Girl Having Asthma Attack To Nurse.

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As children start returning back to normality, whatever that means during a global pandemic, schools are now implementing new rules to try and keep students safe.

But there are some situations that they just cannot prepare for...

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At Gateway Middle School, Anthony Ruelas was suspended for "breaking the rules" after he decided to against the teacher's instructions to "remain calm and seated" while a fellow student in his class was having a severe asthma attack.

Instead of waiting for the nurse's email, like the teacher was, he carried the girl to the nurse's office.

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However, instead of being applauded for potentially saving her life, Anthony was written up and suspended for 2 days by the head of the school district. His mom was outraged, as were the public and they rallied round to offer their support to the fifteen-year-old. Click here to find out what they had to say.

7. Voter Confronted Trump When He Started Talking Over Her at a Town Hall.

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The President of the United States has never really been known for his manners, quite the opposite really, but hardly anyone ever calls him out for it.

Until now.

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Donald Trump finally met his match after Ellesia Blaque, a Democratic voter who was asking him about the Republican healthcare plan, stopped the President from interrupting her mid-question with a good ol' fashioned "Please stop and let me finish my question, sir." Polite and bold. We have no choice but to stan.

And of course, she went viral immediately.

Trump looked slightly taken aback by the woman in purple, and weirdly enough, allowed her to carry on with her questioning. Watch the full video of the iconic confrontation here.

6. Man Falls To His Death From the ‘World’s Tallest Swing Ride’ in Florida.

Tragedy has struck ICON park in Orlando, Flordia this week as the horrifying news of a man falling from the "world's tallest swing ride" started circulating online.

Twenty-one year old, Jacob David Kaminsky, was working on the attraction Monday morning when the accident happened.

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Jacob was conducting a safety test at 200 feet when he plunged to his death and the owners of the attraction have been left deeply "saddened" by it.

The ride has now been closed until further notice.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Jacob's family and friends during this difficult time. Click here for the full story.

5. Prince William and Kate Middleton Take a Huge Swipe at Meghan Markle in Birthday Message To Prince Harry.

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The British royals have really dominated the news this week as Prince William and Kate Middleton made the headlines after their savage swipe at Meghan Markle during a birthday message to Prince Harry.

Even though it was supposed to be a happy occasion, Markle fans could not help but notice something very important.

The royal couple decided to post a photo that only included Harry, William, and Kate... Did they forget that Meghan and Archie existed? There are tonnes of photos with all the royals in it, but fans couldn't help but point out that they specifically used one that excluded Harry's family. Petty, if I do say so myself.

And even the picture they used was pretty debatable...

What does it really mean? Click here to have a look for yourselves so you can decide.

4. Hour-Long Pandemic Special Episode of ‘South Park’ Is Coming This Month.

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This may have been the announcement we have been waiting for. South Park recently revealed that they will be doing an hour-long pandemic special and it'll be coming out later this month.

It will be addressing the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, all from the somewhat unhinged perspective of the South Park residents.

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The official description of the show reads: "Randy Marsh comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. Randy Marsh comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park."

So how controversial will it be?

We'll just have to wait and see. You can read all about the latest announcement here.

3. 63-Year-Old Volunteer Firefighter Dies Working Alongside Her Son To Put Out California Wildfires.

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One of the saddest stories this week came from California, where the blazing fires are still destroying thousands of acres of land.

A volunteer firefighter sadly lost her life in what has been described as a "tragic, vehicle accident."

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The sixty-three-year-old woman identified as Diana Jones has been working for the department for over 4 years now and her 5th anniversary was set for November.

Along with her son, she was helping put out the wildfires.

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Sandra Moore, acting forest supervisor released a statement saying this: “This was a tragic incident and our hearts go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of the fallen firefighter. Right now we are committed to providing support to those involved while safely continuing firefighting operations." RIP Diana Jones. Click here to see the full statement released by the department.

2. Gettysburg ‘Ghosts’ Run Across the Road in Bone-Chilling Video.

Now I know that Halloween is around the corner, but there is no need for this. If 2020 wasn't bad enough already, now we've got to deal with ghosts. Ghosts. No thank you. I'm out.

New Jersey resident, Greg Yuelling, and his family captured something extremely disturbing...

While trying to educate themselves further on the Civil War, Yuelling and his family had a field trip to the location of Gettysburg National Military Park where they witnessed some strange things, including "shapes the size of humans."

It doesn't matter if you believe in them or not, the chilling footage is enough to frighten you into the afterlife.

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Watch the full video here.

1. America’s Oldest World War II Veteran Celebrates His 111th Birthday.

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You'll be happy to know that the number 1 article this week is actually a very wholesome one. America's oldest WWII veteran celebrated his 111th birthday and it's something everyone needs to see.

Lawrence Brooks celebrated the huge milestone with a socially distanced birthday party.

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And of course, a special event was organized especially for the hero. Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and the Big Easy Wing flew overhead while The Victory Belle sang Happy Birthday to him.

Watching him stand in awe of the performance was heartwarming.

You can re-live the experience, as well as find out about the amazing life Lawrence has led by clicking here. Happy birthday to one of America's national heroes.

However, Lawrence wasn't the only one racking up fans this week...

And adorable golden retriever with a genetic mutation has gained over 180,000 fans on Instagram.

He amassed the huge following thanks to a distinctive black mark on his face.

The English golden retriever Enzo Viola was born with a rare genetic mutation that caused him to be born with a single black fur patch on his face.

The pooch has his own Instagram page, @mister.enzoviola...

With 186,000 followers and counting... and he definitely isn't camera shy.

His owners, the Castro family, regularly take pictures for his fans online.

And it's clear to see the 3-year-old is extremely playful.

Enzo is allowed to play inside the house - located in Texas - with his owners keeping several toys inside their home for him to play with.

One cute clip shows Enzo carrying a box of tissues off playfully.

I don't know about you, but I need those tissues more than he does right now...

One of his most popular videos which has been seen over 21,000 times, shows Enzo fighting the urge to go to sleep, and it's adorable...

He eventually closes his eyes...

We, on the other hand, can't take our eyes off the adorable pooch.

The family's fifteen-year-old daughter Clarissa said: "Enzo has a genetic mutation, his black splotch!"

"He’s special – and who doesn’t like to look at dogs. The mutation doesn’t affect any part of him except for his looks."

It wasn't just Enzo's unusual markings that caught the family's attention when it came to choosing the pup...

"We got to meet Enzo and his brothers and we instantly fell in love with Enzo not just because of his marking but because he was the sweetest and most playful puppy," she added.

Although he is quite a handful and needs walking at least 2 times a day.

"We spend a lot of time playing fetch with him in the back yard or playing with one of his toys inside," "There’s so much to enjoy spending time with him, one of my favourite things is that he often falls asleep while tugging on a toy, he’ll just slowly lay down and rest with the toy in his mouth."

According to his owners, Enzo enjoys having a daily routine...

"Ever since he was a puppy Enzo has always loved having a routine – getting up at the same time in the morning, eating his breakfast at the same time, going on a walk at the same time etc," Clarissa adds. "He’s never upset but when given the choice he doesn’t love change."

I have to agree with Enzo there.

Keep scrolling to read other news stories that didn't make the top 10 cut but will still keep you entertained...