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Coach Shuts Down A Reporter For Questioning His Decision To Let A Player Attend The Birth Of His Child

He offers a beautiful life lesson without getting angry or insulting

A Lithuanian basketball coach fielded questions from the press amid his team’s playoff run, and one young reporter received a stern life lesson. The reporter questioned the coach Šaras Jasikevičius’ decision to grant one of his best players time off so the player could attend the birth of his child.

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While remaining civil and patient, the coach of Basketball Club Žalgiris carefully and beautifully explained the absurdity of the question.

You don’t need to be a fan of basketball—or even speak English—to understand where this guy is coming from.

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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